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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A Century of Flavor Cookbook Review and Giveaway (5 winners!)

A Century of Flavors cookbook giveaway

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Have I got something special for you! This time of year makes me want to head to the kitchen to dig out my old recipes, and also to try new recipes! I was offered "A Century of Flavor" cookbook from Nielson-Massey Vanillas for review, and I am so thrilled with it. Not only is it gorgeous, but the recipes are absolutely mouth-watering.

About the cookbook and Nielsen-Massey Vanillas:

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.

This cookbook is a beauty!  It is a hard-cover book with 127 pages, and is filled with heavenly recipes. It includes sections such as: On the Side, Now This is Dinner!, Fresh Baked, It's Always Better with Vanilla and even the history of Nielsen-Massey.  The color photos in the cookbook are absolutely stunningThis recipe was absolutely delicious:


Nielsen-Masseey Vanilla a century of flavors cookbook review



CREAMY VANILLA SWEET POTATOES:


4 medium sweet potatoes
~canola oil
2 ounces cream cheese, softened
½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened
¼ cup real maple syrup
1 tablespoon Nielsen-Massey Tahitian Pure Vanilla Extract
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
5 strips bacon, crisp-cooked and crumbled
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Wash the sweet potatoes and lightly coast the skins with canola oil. Pierce each potato several times with a fork. Place the potatoes on a foil-lined baking sheet. Bake for 1 hour or until fork tender.

Cut the hot potatoes into halves. Scoop the potato pulp into a mixing bowl, discarding the skins. Beat at medium speed for 1 minute using an electric mixer. Add the cream cheese, butter, syrup, vanilla extract, salt and pepper. Whip until creamy.
Spoon the whipped potatoes into six ramekins coated with nonstick cooking spray and top with the bacon. Place the ramekins on a baking sheet. Bake in a preheat 375-degree oven for 5 to 8 minutes or until heated through. Alternatively, they may be reheated in a microwave for 2 to 3 minutes.

Serves 6

This would be a perfect dish to go along with your holiday dinners.  If this isn't enough to make you hungry, you might like to try the Crab Cakes with Vanilla Remoulade, the Apricot Mango BBQ Ribs or Marcy's Vanilla Sugar-Crusted Scones.  Mmmmm - I cannot wait to try them all.

The recipes are simple and easy to follow, which I really love.  You can order the A Century of Flavors cookbook online, or you can win one here!

THE GIVEAWAY is now closed!:

I have 5 COPIES of the "A Century of Flavors" cookbook to give away!

For first (and required) entry, tell me in a comment, your own favorite recipe that calls for vanilla (this should be a simple entry)!

Please leave email address (or set Blogger profile to public)

Extra entry options: 

Become a fan of Nielsen-Massey Vanillas on Facebook - 1 entry

Follow me on Google Friend Connect/Blogger - 1 entry

Add my button to your blog - 1 entry

Follow me on Twitter and tweet this giveaway using this phrase:
"Love to cook? Win 'A Century of Flavor' cookbook @speedygourmet! (5 winners!) http://www.thespeedygourmet.net ends 11-25"
(can be done once daily)

**THERE'S MORE! For all extra entry options, see The Speedy Gourmet "Giveaway Rules" page (follow me on blogger, add my button, add me to your blogroll, blog about this, etc.).

Giveaway ends on November 25th at 9:00 (PST)

Blog author never gets paid to post. The only compensation for any review on this site is a sample of product for review. I received compensation for this review/post in the form of the cookbook reviewed above. The opinions herein are those of blog author only. Compensation received has no bearing on any review outcome. Please refer to my Acknowlegement Policy for further information.

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157 comments:

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Erin.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

Hmmm my favorite recipe that uses vanilla? Well this is kind of a trick, not exactly a recipe. But I've been dying to try it for years: To add leftover vanilla bean pods to your sugar...infuses the vanilla with the sugar, which is supposed to be a delicious twist. Will that count? LOL

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I follow on twitter and tweeted - http://twitter.com/MrsCox/status/5600954067

Pricilla said...

I'm making it right now - goat's milk caramel sauce!
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ale_d_o_l said...

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Diana D said...

Favorite recipe with vanilla is french toast.Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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Carol said...

My favorite coffee cake has vanilla as an ingredient.

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fashionfrugality said...

My favorite apple crisp recipe calls for vanilla!
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Jenny said...

My favorite recipe that calls for vanilla is definitely chocolate chip cookies! You can never go wrong with them. :)

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jengd said...

I make a cake called Kentucky Butter Cake (friends call it Satan Cake) that has vanilla in both the cake and in the glaze.

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Jeanine said...

this time of year my fave recipe that has vanilla is pumpkin crisp.

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ANGELA said...

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WhatamIdoing? said...

I always use a bit of vanilla when making pancakes.

ale_d_o_l said...

tweet @aleshamom4
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Frugal Tumbleweed Acres said...

I use 1 cup milk, 1/2 tsp. vanilla, 1 frozen banana in a blender for a smoothie. yummy.
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•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Erin.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

http://twitter.com/MrsCox/status/5642674972 rt

Owen's Mom said...

My snickerdoodles call for vanilla... and I like to throw in just a touch more than it calls for. Yum... and I just made a snickerdoodle cake that used vanilla.
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Owen's Mom said...

I follow you on twitter (NotimeMom) & tweeted
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I became a fan of Nielsen-Massey Vanillas on Facebook (andrea kruse)
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Ladytink_534 said...

I like to bake instead of cook so just about every favorite recipe calls for vanilla! However one of the best is a recipe I got from Joanne Fluke called Chocolate Chip Crunch Cookies.

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Owen's Mom said...

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Tamara B. said...

My favorite recipe that I use vanilla in is my Banana Nut Bread.
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Tweet! 11/13 http://twitter.com/ktkatherine/status/5699964284
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•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Erin.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

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fashionfrugality said...

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Oh My Baby said...

buttercream frosting...Yum!

Owen's Mom said...

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•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Erin.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

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MJC617 said...

Homemade chocolate chip cookies made with real vanilla are ny fave.

sonotech63 said...

My favorite recipe is my old fashion sugar cookies. You know the crispy kind of sugar ccokies with a hint of vanilla in them. 1 tsp. is all I use.

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Owen's Mom said...

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Missa said...

My favorite recipe that uses vanilla is red velvet black & white cookies! They are sooo good!

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jemr2 said...

I love, love, love vanilla during the holidays! It doesn't smell like home until you crack open that bottle of vanilla and get cooking. A staple at our house at any holiday meal is homemade vanilla ice cream. YUM!

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fashionfrugality said...

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•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Erin.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

http://twitter.com/MrsCox/status/5756694590 rt

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AudreyO said...

It would have to be plain ole chocolate chip cookies. Buy a good vanilla, it makes all the difference in the world with your recipes.

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•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Erin.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

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fashionfrugality said...

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Owen's Mom said...

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ssofrigid said...

My favorite recipe using vanilla is, of course, my mom's vanilla pudding.

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fashionfrugality said...

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•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Erin.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

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Evan and Brighid said...

I love making rice pudding with leftover rice.

Vanilla
Egg
rice
sugar
love

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•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Erin.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

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sonotech63 said...

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thesehappydays said...

My fave recipe which uses vanilla is my family's crepe recipe. 2 eggs, 1 cup milk, 1 cup flour, 1/3 cup sugar and a dash of vanilla. Yum!!
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thesehappydays said...

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heyLyss09 said...

I use it in so many things! From my homemade vanilla frosting to Sunday morning french toast.

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Owen's Mom said...

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Shannon said...

I love baking chocolate chip cookies that require vanilla. I love baking in general!

Shannon said...

I'm a fan of Nielsen-Massey Vanillas on facebook.

Shannon said...

I follow you on Google Friend Connect publicly.

Shannon said...

I follow you on twitter & tweeted this giveaway here: http://twitter.com/luv_mydachshund/statuses/5927409365

fashionfrugality said...

Tweet! 11/21 http://twitter.com/ktkatherine/status/5930750552
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•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Erin.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

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JeansandTs said...

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I love to use up all that Zuchini from the garden in Zuchini Bread! My recipe uses lots of vanilla and lots of cinnamon.

Evan and Brighid said...

Became a facebook fan of Nielson-Massey Vanillas : )

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fashionfrugality said...

Tweet! 11/22 http://twitter.com/ktkatherine/status/5948473171
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Owen's Mom said...

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spike said...

My chocolate-chip cookies (and they're best with Nielson-Massey - I've been using it for years) that I bake weekly.

agdmommy said...

My favorite recipe using vanilla would have to be the white chocolate chip cookies that I just made last night! Yum!

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jengd said...

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I blogged #2: http://jensunchartedterritory.blogspot.com/2009/11/more-giveaways-happening.html

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409cope said...

My favorite recipe with vanilla is sugar cookies.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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Owen's Mom said...

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Linda - one scoop at a time said...

Just tweeted on my handle @lindaole

Linda - one scoop at a time said...

My favorite recipe for vanilla is to use it in frozen yogurt or any dessert in general.

Linda - one scoop at a time said...

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thesehappydays said...

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Trish said...

would have to be choc chip cookies. trishbazin@yahoo.com

fashionfrugality said...

Tweet! 11/24 http://twitter.com/ktkatherine/status/6035339766
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Audrey B said...

Oh it's a fabulous cheese cake I make and the hint of vanilla in it really sends it over the top. Happy holidays!

djolsen said...

I have a special bottle of olive oil with a vanilla bean in it and use it on a lot of root vegtables. can't cook without my vanilla. I make my own Chai tea mix and use vanilla.

kathy pease said...

VANILLA FUDGE

2 tbsp. butter
3 c. sugar
1/4 c. corn syrup
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. light cream
1/2 c. milk
2 tsp. vanilla
1 c. chopped nuts, optional

Place all ingredients EXCEPT vanilla and nuts in saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture boils. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally to soft ball stage, 238 degrees, or until a small amount of syrup forms a soft ball when tested in very cold water. Remove from heat. Add vanilla. Cool to lukewarm, 110 degrees. Beat until fudge begins to thicken and loses its gloss. Fold in nuts. Quickly spread into a well buttered 8 inch square pan.

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Owen's Mom said...

Tweet!
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http://twitter.com/MrsCox/status/6063985229 rt