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This morning I found another good Vanilla Sugar Recipe (below-referenced) at the Food Network Vanilla Sugar. I'm going to try it this weekend and will post results.
1 vanilla bean, whole or scraped2 cups granulated sugar
If vanilla bean is whole, slice down side of bean with back of knife and scrape seeds into airtight container with the sugar. Bury bean in sugar and seal tightly with lid. Let sit for 1 to 2 weeks. Use as regular, granulated sugar.