Making your own homemade vanilla extract is not only easy to do, but the vanilla you extract smells and tastes wonderful and the beans can still be used once you're done! Bottled up, this homemade vanilla extract makes a perfect holiday gift for friends, family, neighbors and coworkers.
Author Krissy Allori
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Split each pod lengthwise with a sharp paring knife, keeping the tip in tact and the seeds in the pod.