Now THIS is worth writing home about, so here I am! I wanted to do something different with my cranberry sauce this year. Enough of the citrus, no shallots for making compote...vanilla! I have a few dried out beans that I've been hoarding! Now that we have a supply of fresh beans, time to use the old - why not drop one in the cranberry sauce? How bad could it be? OMG.....it was divine!!! Vanilla sugar adds extra vanilla flavr but you can certainly use regular sugar.