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Vanilla

This baking superstar has exotic origins: Grown in Madagascar, Indonesia, Mexico, and Tahiti, vanilla is a hand-harvested fruit that blossoms for only a few hours each year. Use whole vanilla beans for the deepest flavor. Vanilla extract works quite well for many purposes too; just be sure to use only vanillas that are labeled "pure," not imitation.

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How sweet it is -- pound cake from scratch in three simple steps! Busy times call for easy desserts, and this rich pound cake recipe hits the sweet spot. We've added vanilla to our recipe for an extra hint of flavor!

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This cinnamon-vanilla rice drink is a frothy Mexican classic. Rice flour offers a nice shortcut, eliminating the customary need to soak grains of rice overnight and grind them. Condensed milk gives the blend sweetness. For a spiked version, stir in a little rum.

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Soft cookie dough loses its shape when moved; to retain crisp cut edges, refrigerate dough until firm before baking. Note: This recipe is adapted from "The Martha Stewart Living Christmas Cookbook" (Oxmoor House, 2003.)