Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Vanilla : This rich, unsurpassed vanilla extract comes from a single variety of orchid found only on the island of Madagascar. Made from hand-selected vanilla beans through an exclusive cold-process method to preserve the complex flavor and bouquet, it enriches homemade ice cream, custard, creme brulee and baked goods. It also boosts the flavor of dishes containing chocolate and coffee. More concentrated than extract, the pure vanilla bean paste is a sweet, slightly spicy syrup with flecks of handpicked vanilla seeds and is used when the distinctive look of seeds is desired. From Nielsen-Massey, makers of the world's finest vanilla since 1907 and the choice of chefs worldwide. Product Features Rich, intense vanilla flavor Made in the USA from Madagascar Bourbon vanilla beans Flecks of handpicked vanilla bean seeds in paste Exclusive cold-process method to preserve complex flavor and bouquet Gluten-free Kosher pareve, certified by the Chicago Rabbinical Council This item can only be delivered within the 48 contiguous states.
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Kitchen Diva/King
I've used this vanilla for years. When you take the time to bake from scratch and give your creations as gifts, there should be no stinting on the quality of ingredients. This is the best vanilla I've ever used, and the ability to purchase it in a larger quantity saves a great deal of money (as compared to the one or two ounce size sold in supermarkets).
Cuisinart Chef's Classic Hard-Anodized Saute Pan : No other classic cooking method lets you so perfectly prepare as wide a variety of foods as the simple saute. The name evokes memories of perfect repasts in elegant little bistros, but the sauté talents extend far beyond the elegant. It is a versatile cooking tool, ideal for lightly frying a variety of meats, poultry or fish. Tightly lidded, the sauté tenderly finishes the cooking process with delicious results. Classic straight-sided pan in a great size for braising meats or pan-frying vegetables. Cuisinart's Hard Anodized cookware is made of 3-millimeter-thick hard-anodized aluminum with Quantanium nonstick interior, tempered glass lids and cast stainless steel handles. Imported. Limited lifetime warranty. Product Features Hard anodized exterior is harder than stainless-steel for durability and professional performance Hard anodized construction ensures quick and even heat distribution Tempered, break resistant glass cover allows for easy monitoring of food while it is cooking Solid stainless-steel handles are wide enough for thick pot holders and feature professional rivets for a lifetime of perfect balance Rim of pot is tapered to make pouring easy and clean Oven safe to 500 F
I've purchased three Cuisinart hard anodized pans, all have performed well. This 5.5 saute pan with lid is great for one dish meals, from sauteing the onions, etc, to adding the other ingredients and simmering on top of the stove if necessary. It is also great for fritattas and other dishes that start on top of the stove and go into the oven to finish. A good buy for the money.