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Glazed Vanilla Bean Cookies

Glazed Vanilla Bean Cookies

These delicious morsels are a celebration of all that is vanilla. The sweet vanilla-bean-specked glaze coats a buttery soft cookie made with vanilla sugar (very easy to make) and vanilla extract for a double dose of the heady stuff. Melt-in-your-mouth goodness, I’m telling ya.

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How To Make Vanilla Sugar

How To Make Vanilla Sugar

It’s so easy to make vanilla sugar, you’ll never go without it again. Sprinkle it over oatmeal, flavor hot drinks like coffee, tea, or hot cocoa, or add a little extra delicious depth to just about any baked good you make.

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Hot Cross Bun Muffins

Hot Cross Bun Muffins

I started with King Arthur Flour’s Basic Muffins recipe, then added orange zest, a variety of orange-juice-soaked dried fruits and some warm, welcoming spices. Then I piped the telltale cross on the top and, bingo.

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Shamrock Shake Shortbread Cookies

Shamrock Shake Shortbread Cookies

These crazy, delicious green cookies inspired by none other than the famous McD’s Shamrock Shake. We’re talking buttery green-hued shortbread flavored with vanilla and mint. Atop the cookie lies the best part – the minty buttercream, liberally flavored with vanilla and mint. And then naturally, a maraschino cherry on top.

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Lemon Raspberry Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Buttercream

Lemon Raspberry Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Buttercream

Delicious, moist lemon-buttermilk cupcakes filled with good raspberry jam, topped with a simply amazing vanilla bean buttercream then plopped with a fresh raspberry to hint at what will be found inside.

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Raspberry-Almond Baked Oatmeal

Raspberry-Almond Baked Oatmeal

Raspberries, almonds and oatmeal, oh my! Along with a touch of delicious vanilla. When baked to perfection, it makes for a delicious, almost decadent breakfast.

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Sweet Potato Pie

Sweet Potato Pie

Delicious vanilla beans plus a little pour of Maker’s Mark bourbon makes for a Sweet Potato Pie recipe that is really out of this world.

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Vanilla Apricot Jam

Vanilla Apricot Jam

This blog has a little slider thing on the homepage, and today I decided to use it for a few days. Did you see it? Kinda nifty, right?!

Since the redesign, I’ve been torn on activating the [...]

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Mini Vanilla Scones

Facebook is so weird and so cool. It's really neat to connect with folks from the past – so many high school classmates are my "friends," and I've so enjoyed catching up with them. One gal graduated a year after I did. She's super sweet. She has a bunch of cute kids, and just had [...]

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