Cooking and baking at the holidays are a big part of the season. Families and friends gather throughout the season to celebrate and spend time together and these gatherings usually involve some sort of food and treats.
Any good cook (even those of us who are not so good) knows that the quality of your ingredients is crucial to the overall outcome of the dish. When it comes to the holidays, every one wants their treats to be the best so why not use the best ingredients.
Throughout its more than 100 year history, Nielsen-Massey Vanillas has earned its reputation as a manufacturer of the finest vanilla and pure flavor products in the world. They use only the highest quality vanilla beans from Madagascar, Mexico and Tahiti to create the highest quality extracts, powders and pastes on the market.
Growing up we would spent days at my grandmother’s house helping her prepare holiday treats. We made pies, cookies, and candies. Some of my most fond memories are of pulling taffy in her kitchen while sneaking a bite here and there trying not to get caught. We prepared dozens of different treats that would eventually end up in the annual family treat basket that would be under the tree. Sadly this family tradition ended when she passed away. I attempted to revive it once but it wasn’t the same.
This year, I am planning on doing much more baking than holidays past. As my little girl gets older, the holidays become more and more special and I want her to experience the memories of holiday baking like I did with my grandmother.
This year I will be using the Nielsen-Massey pure chocolate extract to make brownies, their pure Peppermint extract for peppermint bark and their Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract for cookies, candies and more!
My baking cabinet is fully stocked with fine quality vanilla extract and flavors from Nielsen-Massey. I am set for the season and ready to start baking with my little girl.
I even picked up a copy of their cookbook, A Century of Flavor by Nielsen-Massey Vanillas, to give me new ideas. The book includes a collection of bakery and pastry recipes and teaches how vanilla can be essential in a dish.
You can also find a collection of great recipes featuring Nielsen-Massey vanillas and flavors on their website.
All Nielsen-Massey products are certified Kosher and Gluten-free. They are also Allergen-Free and completely free of animal products so they are great for vegetarians and vegans.
One taste of the delicious flavors and you will forget that there was anything other than Nielsen-Massey pure vanillas and flavors. Enjoy the holiday cooking and baking and if you have some great treats, send some my way!
Nielsen-Massey Vanillas has generously offered Over Thirty Mommy their choice of two 2oz bottles of extract to help them prepare tasty holiday treats!