Pumpkin Scones with Candied Ginger and Maple Glaze

Pumpkin Scones with Candied Ginger and Maple Glaze | Vanilla And Bean

Y’all, this is not a copycat Starbucks recipe. Just sayin…. These are different. I hope you don’t mind. I’m not quite done with pumpkin this season. Are y’all? Seems as though the recipes have waned a bit in the bloggosphere even though it’s almost Thanksgiving. I’m not tired of it and I haven’t quite gotten… 

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Cottage Pie

Cottage Pie {V+GF Option} | Vanilla And Bean

We’ve been out exploring. These crisp, dry, beautiful and super cold days won’t last long so I take advantage of getting outside and soaking up the last bit of sunshine before the dark winter days set in. But it has been so very cold; down in the low 20s for at least a week now…. 

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Bourbon Apple Cranberry Cobbler with Anise and Vanilla Bean

Bourbon Apple Cranberry Cobbler with Anise and Vanilla Bean | VanillaAndBean.com

Star Anise and Vanilla Bean Gifted by: Rodelle Kitchen. All opinions are my own.  This time of year is aligned with all things comfort like pumpkin pie, warm cozy socks, a crackling fire, hot cocoa and your most favorite cozy sweater. There’s another comfort to add to your list; bourbon apple cranberry cobbler with anise and vanilla bean. My friends… 

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Chocolate Green Super Smoothie

Chocolate Green Super Smoothie | Vanilla And Bean

How’s the candy bowl? Is it empty…. almost empty? Seems this time of year we are inundated with sweet treats tempting us to have just a bite… or two. The grocery store isles are packed…      no,     overflowing with packaged candy. One can become mesmerized at all the choices.  And it’s not… 

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Pumpkin Kasha Energy Bites

Pumpkin Kasha Energy Bites {V+GF} | Vanilla And Bean

My namesake, Vanilla And Bean, was born out of my love of vanilla (and beans). While I knew vanilla, for the most part, was hand pollinated, I didn’t fully understand why. Native to Mexico, Central America and Northern South America, I assumed vanilla’s pollinators, several types of bees, were extinct. They are not, although bee numbers are dwindling due… 

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Tortilla Soup with Roasted Pablanos

Tortilla Soup with Roasted Pablanos

I am completely in love with this soup, y’all. Completely. It is hot… if you add the optional jalapenos. I did, and my nose and eyes watered with every dreamy bite!  Rob was complaining, but despite his grievance, he continued to enjoy bite after mouthwatering bite. In the end, he agreed, this tortilla soup with roasted pablanos… 

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