Monday, August 3, 2009


Vanilla Beans...I love them...they smell amazing and I just love the added punch of flavor they have. I dont use them all that often cause they are pretty expensive but how exciting that I have all kinds of vanilla beans on the way to me. I won the giveaway from My Baking Addiction for 40 vanilla beans from Beanilla!

I cant wait to get them and see what recipes I can come up with to try the different types out. If you have a suggestions please feel free to send to me.

Last week was a busy week and I didnt get to bake work friends were not very happy with me about this! So hopefully this week my schedule will be less hectic and I can get back in the kitchen!

If you have a chance stop by My Baking Addiction, she has the cutest website and some yummy pictures to drool over!

Hope everyone has a good week and let me know if you have any suggestions!! Print This


  1. Congratulations on your win too!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  2. Woah, 40 vanilla beans?? I'm super jealous! Congrats! I've always wanted to experiment with vanilla beans, but I'm too cheap to ever buy them! :) Thanks for sharing the beanilla link, looks like a great site!

  3. Oh, I'm green with envy but happy that it was you! Can't wait to see what you bake up. Top two vanilla desserts to pop up for me? Creme brulee and vanilla bean ice cream. Also, a fab vanilla bean frosting, YUM! Grab a spoon, hold the cupcake! :)

    Congrats on your win Smitten! Now get to bakin! :)

  4. Congratulations! that amount of vanilla should last you a lifetime!

    I second Ingrid and say make creme brulee. I just made awesome ice cream today using vanilla beans as well. And don't forget to save the pods after they've been used, scraped and rinsed and put thtm in a container with sugar and make vanilla sugar!

  5. So you were the lucky duck to win the bean booty? Congratulations!

    I concur with the creme brulee suggestions. Heaven in a ramekin!

  6. Congrats on your win...what a prize!

  7. Popped in from Ingrid's to say hi!

  8. Hey, I just came across your blog and I love it! I love baking and also hope to own a bakery some day too. I'll definately be stopping by often. :)

  9. Congrats! I hope you love them as much as I do! I have made ice cream, cheesecake, chocolate chip cookies, vanilla extract and a couple of other treats using these beans! Have a great time experimenting! :)


  10. Wow, congrats!
    That's a fabulous delicious prize!!
    ps: I'm so glad I found your blog