With crisper mornings comes a bounty of seasonal fruits and vegetables you’ve been waiting to cook with! This round-up includes classic favorites with trendy substitutions that you are sure to fall in love with. Whether you’re snuggling up in front of a fire or enjoying dinner with loved ones, these recipes will get you in the seasonal spirit.
To stay warm during brisk evenings, we love sipping on this Hot Mulled Wine made with our Pure Almond Extract. It’s infused with all the best autumnal flavors, like honey and cinnamon, and it will warm you from the inside out.
For a great after-dinner drink, try our update on the classic Irish Coffee, which also uses Pure Almond Extract to add a hint of sweetness and mellow the bite of the whiskey.
For a hearty dinner with a healthy twist, make this noodle dish with two surprising ingredients: Pure Chocolate Extract and Pure Coffee Extract. Both extracts paired together bring out the rich flavor of the beef, which is seasoned with chili powder and cinnamon, without overpowering the fresh flavor of seasonal veggies. Rather than using pasta in this recipe, we made it low-carb by adding spiralized zucchini.
Brussels sprouts are a classic fall veggie, and this is the perfect side to accompany any meal you make this season. The key ingredient here is our Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Bean Paste which adds a sweet flavor that offsets the tartness of the cranberries. If you don’t have a bottle of vanilla bean paste in your pantry, you can substitute it one-to-one with Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract. Pro-tip: make a double (or triple) batch of the vanilla sage butter to use on dinner rolls and…well…anything.
You know we couldn’t end our fall favorites list without something pumpkin-spiced! It’s the quintessential fall flavor that seems to always make its way onto menus this time of year. These easy dessert bars are a great treat to bring to the office for a Friday afternoon party or a friend’s house for a playdate. Our Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract brightens the spices in this dessert while complimenting the taste of the pumpkin puree. We topped our bars with pecans for some extra crunch, but feel free to try walnuts or macadamia nuts, too.