In early June, I was awarded a HouseParty sponsored by Silk and NutriBullet. It was a Smoothie Social. I think I have discussed how HouseParty.com works in a previous post. I was really excited to find that as a Hostess, I would receive a NutriBullet Pro 900, measuring cups, bamboo cutting board, a hard cover recipe book and ice trays. Earthbound Farms provided vegetable coupons that I was able to use when I provided the fruit and vegetables for my social. My guests got to take home coupons from Silk, Earthbound Farms for free products and even 20% off NutriBullet, recipes, Silk Mason jar mugs, and bamboo spoons that we also used at the social. We tried out many different recipes and my guests and I were very impressed with how amazing the NutriBullet Pro worked over the blender I previously used. Check them out for your-self.
The end of June brought graduation cakes. The cakes were simple butter cream, but the humid air was not playing nice.
I was disappointed in the brand of vanilla that I purchased, although it was my usual standby. I bought another brand, but remained disappointed. It just seemed like it wasn't as fragrant as normal. I think I would like to try to make my own vanilla. I know many bakers who make their own vanilla. Anyone have any pointers for me making vanilla from scratch? I would love to hear from you.