Recipes using vanilla


Key Lime Cupcakes

Family & Friends Cook Who: The Workshop, serving individuals with disabilities Cost: $20 includes shipping Details: soft-backed, spiral bound Pages of recipes: 380 Send checks to: The Workshop, 706 S. West St., Galena, IL 61036 or call 815-777-2211


Neapolitan Cupcakes

Country Goodness Who: Maeystown Clovers 4-H Club Cost: $13.50 includes shipping Details: soft-backed, spiral bound Pages of recipes: 121 Send checks to: Maeystown Clovers, c/o Lisa Schwarze, 3010 Long Lake Rd., Valmeyer, IL 62295 or call 618-830-5019.


Cherry Chocolate Pie

Taste of Tradition Who: Mid Century Telephone Cooperative and Adams Telephone Co-Operative Cost: $15.15 includes shipping ($10 at offices) Details: Soft-backed, spiral bound Pages of recipes: 234 Send checks to: Paula Monari, Mid Century Telephone Cooperative, P.O. Box 380, Fairview, IL 61432 or call 309-778-8611.


Neapolitan Cookies

I’ve been making these for more than 20 years. They are my son Nick’s favorite cookies and also a family favorite. There are several cookie recipes that I usually make every Christmas but I also try some I haven’t made before. I bake at least a dozen or more different kinds, depending on how much time I have, and I ...Read More


German Gingerbread Cookies

My sister and I started making these cookies in our early teens. We made them every year until I moved out of state and got married. We would spend an afternoon rolling out the dough and carefully decorating gingerbread men, women, Christmas trees, stars, etc. with colored sugars, nuts and miniature chocolate chips. One year we decorated them with homemade ...Read More


Sugar Cookies

My children (and now grandchildren) enjoy cutting these out and decorating them. From the time they were little, we would take a day to make these special cookies. We would use everything from colored sugars and sprinkles to forming different decorations out of Starburst candies. – Valerie Cheatham, Assistant Editor, Illinois Country Living


Clothespin Cookies

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Fantasy Fudge

My Dad and I shared a love of chocolate. Every year at Christmas he would make several batches of fudge. A lot of it was given away to neighbors, friends and family as gifts, but the rest was fair game. I used to love watching Dad make it and hung around to make sure I got first dibs on licking ...Read More


Cry Baby Cookies

My mother got this recipe from my Great Grandmother Foster and makes them at Christmas. I really look forward to having some each year. – Sandy Wolske, Advertising Coordinator/Graphic Designer


Pecan Pie Bars

Do you eat gluten-free?Whether eating gluten-free is a medical necessity, such as those suffering from celiac disease, or a choice, many supermarkets are adding food aisles and freezers dedicated to gluten-free ingredients and prepared foods. Gluten-free pasta, flour, cereals and bread, once only available in specialty stores, can now be found in local grocery stores and varieties continue to grow.As ...Read More