Recipes using vanilla


GingerbreadMen

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 […]

SugarCookies

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

Clothespin Cookies

– Mary Zitek, Safety/Education Services Coordinator

Fudge

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 […]

CryBabyCookies

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

PecanPieBars

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 […]

Dulce de Leche Cookies

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 […]

cherrycob

Cherry Coffee Cake

Just What the Doctor Ordered! Who: Peoria Medical Society Auxiliary, Inc. Cost: $20.95 includes shipping Details: soft-backed, spiral bound Pages of recipes: 268 Send checks to: Mary Clare Geraghty, 715 W. Bridgetowne Ct., Dunlap, IL 61525 or call 309-243-1063

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Blueberry Zucchini Bread

Heavenly Delights Who: South Fork United Methodist ChurchCost: $20 includes shippingDetails: Hard-backed, ring bound, includes recipe CDPages of recipes: 276Send checks to: South Fork U.M.W., c/o Barb Stolte, 1403 E. 200 North Road, Nokomis, IL 62075 or 217-820-1757 or email leeaumann@yahoo.com.

rhubarbcake

Rhubarb Cake

Recipes & Remembrances Who: Alden United Methodist Church Cost: $20 includes shipping Details: Hard-backed, ring bound Pages of recipes: 204 Send checks to: Karen Beystehner, Alden United Methodist Women, 19305 Crowley Road, Harvard, IL 60033 or 815-943-4315 (before 8 p.m.)