I use homemade vanilla sugar to bake angel food cake, cookies and various fillings. You can also use vanilla beans to infuse simple syrup, rice pudding and fruit sauces. Next on my list of things to try is homemade vanilla extract. &mdash:Jackie Termont, Richmond, Virginia
Panna Cotta always impresses, and it’s so easy to prepare. It's especially stunning when garnished with something colorful, like cranberry sauce or fresh berries. —Jan Valdez, Chicago, Illinois
Living in New York City means not having a lot of time to prepare meals. This recipe is quick, easy and healthy, making it perfect for my lifestyle. —Kevin Sobotka, Staten Island, New York
Every person who tries this wants to know what makes it taste special. The secret is the blend of yogurt, sour cream and mayo. —Krisann Durnford, Muskego, Wisconsin
These green beans travel so well because they can either be served at room temperature or reheated at the party. —Christine Bergman, Suwanee, Georgia
This so-simple spice rub is how I add smoky flavor and a nice texture to sirloin tip steak. — Lisa Finnegan, Forked River, New Jersey
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