Whether your pantry is stocked with extract, beans or paste, these recipes with vanilla let this classic flavor shine. Use it in baked goods and savory foods, too.
The Hoka Cheesecake, named for a beloved local theater, is pretty addicting. It's one of the first recipes I learned when I moved here. For a finishing touch, I sprinkle a few crust crumbs on top. —Beth Ziegenhorn, Oxford, Mississippi