HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE – A Century of Flavor Nielsen-Massey Vanillas Cookbook

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On the side appetizer recipes for delectable salad vinaigrette, bisque, chili, carrots, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, and risotto.

Dinner faire selections including filet mignon, pork tenderloin, ribs, duck, salmon, crab, lobster, shrimp, eggplant, pasta sauce.

Fresh baked pudding, apples, pears, parfait cream, meringue, cream brulee, tart, cake, muffins, cookies, brownies.

What is the one common ingredient in every recipe? (First answer only.) Of course, it is vanilla.

How many of you readers know that vanilla is a fruit-bearing orchid? You do now.

About the Nielsen-Massey Vanillas A Century of Flavor cookbook

The delightful aroma of the kitchen during the holidays ? with smells of cinnamon, peppermint, chocolate and vanilla ? is a scent that many associate with long lived memories. The holiday season is a perfect time to create flavorful memories with your family and loved ones. Nielsen-Massey Vanillas A Century of Flavor cookbook provides moms with a variety of holiday recipes. Vanilla Carmel Corn Crunch can be made with your young chef, while Creamy Vanilla Sweet Potatoes is a perfect side to your family?s main course.

This vanilla-inspired cookbook, published by family-owned Nielsen-Massey Vanillas, celebrates the exciting nuances of one of America?s most-loved and versatile ingredients ? pure vanilla. It is filled with 50 of the most tantalizing recipes, highlighting the intricate, yet delicate flavors of pure vanilla and is written for the novice cook as well as the seasoned chef.

About Nielsen-Massey Vanillas

Throughout its more than 100 year history, Nielsen-Massey Vanillas has earned its reputation as a manufacturer of the finest extracts in the world. The full line of Nielsen-Massey?s Pure Vanilla products include: Vanilla Beans and Extracts from Madagascar, Tahiti and Mexico; sugar and alcohol-free Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Powder; Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Bean Paste; Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Sugar and Certified Organic Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract, Vanilla Beans and Powder.

Nielsen-Massey Vanillas recently introduced a new line of Pure Flavors: Pure Chocolate Extract, Pure Almond Extract, Pure Orange Extract, Pure Lemon Extract, Pure Coffee Extract, Pure Peppermint Extract, Orange Blossom Water and Rose Water. All Nielsen-Massey products are certified Kosher and Gluten-free. The company is headquartered in Waukegan, Illinois, with production facilities in Waukegan and Leeuwarden, The Netherlands.

Recipes for all these foods from start to the end of a gourmet chef’s meal all are included in this cookbook. They are easy to read, simple to follow, and require almost no prep or cleanup time.

I experimented with a couple of the “Better with Vanilla” ones that did not quite fit into the dinner menu. I skipped things like corn crunch, caramelized sauce, whipped creams, and maple syrup. I decided to wait on the creme brulee french toast because I am still on a diet. I opted instead for vanilla-infused sugar, vanilla honey butter, and vanilla oil. A little of any of these goes a long way and I plan on using it as a special treat every now and then–mostly then I hope.

The chef’s favorites were over the top for me. I would love to sample the cherry vanilla chicken, vanilla bean ice cream, panna cotta in some kitchen body’s kitchen. Me, I like to be in and out of the kitchen in a flash. I do admit though that I am considering trying to make the flan, scones, and biscotti. Remember I am counting calories so wish me luck.

The Nielsen-Massey Vanillas A Century of Flavor cookbook has a list price of $27.95 and can be purchased online and in select bookstores nationwide.


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