Holiday Baking with THE Finest Vanilla

I’m thankful my mom had the patience to teach me how to bake when I was a child.  Helping mom out made me feel so “big”, and I loved the praise we’d get when our family gobbled down the yummy finished products.  What mom didn’t know, was that along with important homemaking skills, she was teaching me math and science.  The kitchen is a wonderful place to learn about measurements, fractions and chemistry!

headerIt is very important to me to instill the same love for homemaking into my daughters which is why I’ve included them in baking projects since they were little.  Together we’ve made a ton of cookies, cakes and even bread.  This year we are planning to give homemade gift and food items for the holidays.  We want our recipients to know they are worth our time and efforts (…..and I may be slightly rebelling over the commercialization of CHRISTmas, too :))

In order to make the best food items, we must use the finest ingredients.  We are using Nielson-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract in our treats because they offer quality.  Nielsen-Massey has generations of experience making vanilla, and have perfected the cold extraction process to bring its consumers the delicate natural flavor of the vanilla bean.

photo 2At Nielsen-Massey Vanillas, we have been crafting the world’s finest vanillas and flavors since 1907. Family owned and operated by the third generation of Nielson’s who have grown up with the company and amidst the rich aroma of vanilla, they’ve spent their entire lives learning, studying and researching the best methods to produce pure flavors as well as how to achieve the best results in recipes and applications. ~Nielsen-Massey

Did you know that the whole vanilla extraction process, from production until the time it reaches us as consumers can take 5 to 6 years?!?  Makes you appreciate the quality of your vanilla extract a bit more, huh?

photo 1I’ve been using my Nielson-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract in all my recipes since I received my sample.  The vanilla is beautifully aromatic and enhances the flavor of my baked goods.  One tablespoon of Nielson Massey vanilla is equivalent to 1 vanilla bean for a full bodied essence.

Think outside the box this holiday season and create some delicious treats for your family and friends.  Not into baking?  ……why not create some bath products using Nielson Massey products.  Check out these recipes.  Visit Facebook and Twitter to learn more about the happenings of Nielson-Massey.

Today you can win a sample of Nielson-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract to use this Holiday season!!

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Christina married her college sweetheart, is mother to both a teenage and pre-teen daughter and loves all things “home”. Wanna know more about the Real Moms Team? click here.