1. Chocolate Hazelnut Pudding

    Chocolate Hazelnut Pudding We recently explored the British take on pudding (sticky toffee pudding), so it seemed only fair to spend some time with its American counterpart. While in the UK, the word “pudding” can be used to describe any dessert, here in America, it specifically refers to a smooth, creamy concoction which far too often comes from a boxed mix or a plastic cup. We’re here to change that with our Chocolate Hazelnut Pudding recipe, which will show you how delicious this classic pudding dessert recipe can be when made with a little love. Continue reading →

  2. Cinnamon Rolls with Vanilla Buttermilk Glaze

    Cinnamon Rolls Recipe Is there anything better on a cold winter morning than a hot cup of coffee and a nice warm cinnamon roll? Sure, you could head to a coffee shop or bakery, but why would you want to leave the comfort of home when you could make a far tastier pastry in your own kitchen? Our Cinnamon Rolls with Vanilla Buttermilk Glaze recipe is all you need to get your day off to a sweet start. Continue reading →

  3. Sticky Toffee Pudding

    Sticky Toffee Pudding Sticky Toffee Pudding. The name may sound a little funny, but this dessert is seriously beloved in England. While the word pudding may make most Americans picture the goopy chocolate stuff that comes out of a can, in the UK, pudding is often used as a generic word for any dessert, and more specifically to refer to a category of rich, dense cakes that are often steamed. Exactly the kind of hearty comfort food we like to indulge in on a cold winter night. And since temperatures have regularly been below freezing lately, we thought it was the perfect time to take comfort in a Sticky Toffee Pudding recipe of our own. Continue reading →

  4. Christmas Wreath Butter Cookies

    Christmas Wreath Butter Cookies Christmas is only a few days away, and that means it’s time to get baking! Christmas cookies are one of the most beloved and popular holiday traditions in many parts of the world, and America is certainly no exception. While the cookies come in many different shapes and sizes, one thing they seem to have in common is the sense of community they carry with them. Different generations of a family will come together and bake dozens, if not hundreds of cookies so they can share them with friends and loved ones. Cookie swaps are arranged so that favorite recipes can be exchanged. Office break rooms are suddenly full of colorful trays lined with even more colorful treats. This recipe for Christmas Wreath Butter Cookies with Sprinkles will help you share a little joy of your own this holiday season. Continue reading →

  5. Dark Chocolate Eggnog Cupcakes

    Chocolate Eggnog Cupcakes It’s hard to believe Christmas is almost here! Holiday parties and family gatherings seem to be popping up all over, and with them comes one of the best parts of the season: baking. While various types of cookies tend to dominate the landscape on every sweets table this time of year, we’ve got a more unique treat that’s sure to become a seasonal sensation. These dark chocolate eggnog cupcakes are the best gift you can give your taste buds for the holidays. Continue reading →

  6. Pumpkin Pie Martini

    Pumpkin Pie Martini Thanksgiving is almost here! We can’t wait to spend the day surrounded by friends and family, feasting on turkey, stuffing, cranberries, and, of course, pumpkin pie. While we were tempted to toss our pilgrim hats into the ring and post a pumpkin pie recipe of our own, we know we could never compete with that old, tattered recipe card that’s been in your family for generations. So we thought it might be fun to introduce a more grown-up take on the seasonal classic, one that is sure to make even the craziest family gatherings a bit more relaxed. Meet your newest holiday tradition: Beanilla’s Pumpkin Pie Martini Recipe with Vanilla Vodka. Continue reading →

  7. Pitch Black Candy Apples

    Pitch Black Candy Apples There’s a chill in the air. A strange sound off in the distance. Was that a howl? Or maniacal laughter? Suddenly, you’re surrounded by witches and werewolves and all manner of other ghastly ghouls, and you couldn’t be happier! Halloween is almost here, and with it comes a celebration of all things creepy and macabre. And, of course, kids of all ages searching for a sweet treat. We’ve got you covered on both fronts with our pitch black colored candy apple recipe. Continue reading →

  8. Spiced Apple Cider Donuts

    Apple Cider Donuts Fall is apple season here in Michigan. There’s nothing better than going to one of the many local orchards and biting into a crisp, juicy Gala or Fuji you just picked yourself. Or is there? While we love a fresh apple, one of our favorite autumnal traditions is another delicacy often offered at orchards: the cider donut. A little sweet and a little spicy, fried apple cider donuts are the essence of fall distilled into a little hoop of chewy, cakey perfection. With our spiced apple cider cake donut recipe, you can enjoy these seasonal sensations any time you want. Continue reading →

  9. Roasted Vanilla Acorn Squash

    Vanilla Acorn Squash Fall is finally upon us! While we may be a little sad to see the end of summer, the cooler temperatures mean we can finally turn on the oven again. We love spending the summer outside firing up the grill, but there’s nothing like the warm (literally), cozy feeling of roasting and baking your way through the colder months. The Thanksgiving turkey and pumpkin pie are still a little way off, but we’re already getting into the harvest spirit with one of our fall favorites: acorn squash. This roasted stuffed acorn squash recipe is easy, elegant, and works well as either a side or a meal unto itself. Continue reading →

  10. Vanilla Moscow Mule

    Vanilla Moscow Mule The Moscow Mule is one of the most popular drinks in the world, and it’s easy to see why. It’s light, crisp, and has just enough bite to keep things interesting. And, of course, you get to drink it out of a fancy copper mug. With the weekend almost upon us, it seemed like the perfect time to mix up our own take on this classic cocktail. This vanilla Moscow Mule recipe will help you unwind in no time. Continue reading →

  11. Grilled Peaches with Lavender Honey Glaze

    Grilled Peaches with Lavender Honey Glaze We’ve already talked about how hot this summer has been, and it doesn’t look like things will be cooling down anytime soon. Much as we love spending time in the kitchen baking cookies or other delectable desserts, sometimes the last thing we want to do is turn on the oven and heat up the house. Fortunately, there’s a solution that’s likely been hanging out in your yard this entire time: the grill. Most people associate grilling with burgers, brats, and other meats, but grills are versatile tools that can be used to cook just about anything, including some sensational sweets. These grilled peaches with lavender honey glaze are the perfect ending to your summer cookout. Continue reading →

  12. Chocolate Crackle Ice Cream Sandwiches

    Chocolate Crackle Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches The weather outside is frightful! And we don’t mean that in a festive, Christmassy way. This summer has been a scorcher, and everyone is looking for ways to cool off in the sweltering heat. Maybe it’s time to take a cue from your childhood and indulge in a nice, cold ice cream sandwich. Don’t go chasing down that ice cream truck just yet, though. Our ice cream sandwich recipe with chocolate crackle cookies will beat any treat you can buy on the street. Continue reading →

  13. Strawberry Milkshake Waffles

    Strawberry Malt Waffles The weekend is almost here, and with it, the chance to slow things down a bit. There are few greater pleasures in life than a leisurely morning spent sipping coffee, listening to music, and cooking up a delicious breakfast. Sure, you could easily pour a bowl of cereal, or toss a bagel in the toaster. But why not take your time to make something a little more special? These waffles with strawberries and whipped cream are at once light, fluffy, and decadent. They’re the perfect way to ease into a relaxing weekend. Continue reading →

  14. Fresh Fruit Salad with Lemon Coconut Dressing

    Fruit Salad with Lemon Coconut Dressing Summer is finally upon us! Here in Michigan, that can mean a lot of things. Long days spent hiking through the woods or relaxing at the beach. Venturing out onto the lake in your boat or kayak. Gathering around a bonfire to while away the evening with friends and family. And one of the best things about summer: fresh fruit from one of the many local farmers markets. Continue reading →

  15. How To Make Vanilla Extract (Homemade Vanilla)

    Vanilla Extract How to Make Have you ever wanted to learn how to make vanilla extract? Homemade Vanilla Extract is prized for its rich, complex flavor and incredibly smooth aroma. There simply is no substitute. Enhance your baking to a whole new level with this easy to follow homemade vanilla extract recipe that only needs a few simple ingredients. Continue reading →