Valentine's Day Cupcakes February 14 2015

    Happy Valentine's day from all of us at Mexican Vanilla! I'd love to share this adorable recipe from Sweet Tooth. These adorable Valentine Cupcakes feature a hidden heart in the center. Honestly, I just couldn't resist, I had to try them.         This recipe isn't specific to how the vanilla cupcakes and frosting are made, just that they are made. I fell in love with the recipe...

Nine Facts About Vanilla January 07 2015

1. Vanilla is actually from the orchid family.      2. Vanilla is the 2nd most expensive spice after saffron.   3. Once the flowers bloom they live for 24 hours before wilting and falling to the ground. 4. Charles Marren, a Belgian biologist, discovered that vanilla can only be pollinated by the Melipona bee. They only live in Mexico.    5. Vines can grow up to 30 feet long....

Panna Cotta November 26 2014

    Welcome back! This week we're proud to feature David Lebovit's Perfect Panna Cotta.  I think this is an ideal dessert for Thanksgiving because you can prepare it in advance! Maybe it's not traditional, but it's definitely worth a try. Here's the recipe below: 4 cups (1l) heavy cream (or half-and-half) 1/2 cup (100g) sugar 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract, or 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise 2 packets powdered...
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