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  • Vanilla Scented Chicken Scaloppine with Mushrooms

    Vanilla Scented Chicken Scaloppine with Mushrooms

    This recipe (with some adaptations) comes to us from Jerry Di Vecchio, the woman who helped change the way the West eats. By West, I mean the Western United States. A gracious and amazing woman, Jerry spent her entire career working at Sunset Magazine, and many of those years as …Read More »
  • White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies

    White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies

    This is a spinoff of the World’s Best Cookies, but worthy of its own recipe. It’s a reliably good cookie, keeps well because of the relatively high-fat level (though they don’t usually last long enough for that to be a problem), and you can switch out white chocolate for milk …Read More »
  • Icy, Creamy, Grapes with Vanilla and Mint

    Icy, Creamy, Grapes with Vanilla and Mint

    When I was fifteen, I spent a memorable summer with my Connecticut cousins. Our Aunt Patricia (yes, I was named after her — we were known as Big Pat and Little Pat) worked and lived in New York City, and in our eyes she was all we aspired to be.  …Read More »
  • Roasted Ratatouille

    Roasted Ratatouille

    Too much summer squash? Whether your neighbors look the other way when they see you coming with an armload of zucchini or you’re just looking for  another recipe to enjoy it, here’s my solution. When you roast squash, it shrinks like crazy and becomes deliciously sweet. I frequently roast potatoes, …Read More »

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Patricia Rain, also known as the Vanilla Queen, is an author, educator, culinary historian, and owner of The Vanilla Company, a socially conscious business dedicated to the promotion of pure, natural vanilla, and the support of vanilla farmers worldwide. Meet Patricia here.

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