I really like risotto. The trouble is that I am the only one in the house that likes it, until now. Everything is better when it is sweet. also, you cannot live near Door County without having a few cherry recipes on here. I used Recipe #229437 #229437 by the lovely and talented Chef #58104 for the cherries called for in this recipe. Yes, I still add the vanilla because my DH loves vanilla. You can skip this step if you use Rita's cherry, since it already is flavored.