There are several ways to get the flavor of vanilla when
cooking and baking. There are vanilla beans, vanilla extract, and
imitation vanilla flavoring. Most people use either vanilla extract or
You can save money using imitation vanilla
flavoring when possible. In most cases, you can't tell the difference
between the extract and the imitation flavoring. Have both on hand, and be
thrift conscious when possible.
Here are a couple
frugal recipes that make good use of
Homemade Chocolate Mayonnaise
tsp baking soda
mixer bowl, combine flour, sugar, cocoa and baking soda. Add mayonnaise,
vanilla, and 1 1/2 cups water. Beat,
at medium speed, about one minute until smooth.
Pour into greased 9x13-inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees
for approx. 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out
Easy Chocolate Blender Pie
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 small bag chocolate chips
2 cups milk
1 cup sugar
1 cup flaked coconut
1/2 cup flour
2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
In salad bowl combine mayonnaise, yogurt and lemon
juice. Add apples and celery. Add to salad bowl.
Fold in nuts. Chill, toss and serve.