Recipes With:
vanilla extract

Gluten-Free Brownies

Without the support that gluten protein gives, gluten-free desserts can easily wind up crumbly and difficult to handle. Chilling the cooled brownies in the refrigerator before cutting them into squares gives these gluten-free brownies cleaner pieces.

Pumpkin Pie With Ginger Snaps

Unless you genuinely enjoy making your own pie crust—an activity some find soothing and others find frustrating—there’s no reason not to buy ready-to-bake crusts, which have greatly improved since the brittle store-bought crusts of yore. And with this pie’s secret gingersnap layer, nobody will miss the effort, least of all you. Make sure to get gingersnaps, which are brittle, as opposed to soft ginger cookies.

Pumpkin Patch Green Smoothie

The spinach amps up this smoothie’s nutritional value, but it turns it bright green. If you want a pumpkin smoothie that’s more classically "pumpkin-looking", leave out the spinach.