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Today's best holiday gift idea was submitted by Mary Hall in Manchester, PA:
One of the best gift I've ever given has been home made vanilla extract. Although there are several recipes online, they're all pretty simple (vodka or brandy and vanilla beans!) and not a lot of money to make. One year, I decided to make three batches of vanilla extract--one for each of my two adult daughters, and one for myself. We're all bakers, and have used imitation vanilla extract forever, since honest to goodness vanilla extract is so expensive. Months before Christmas, I found a recipe, ordered vanilla beans online (got a great deal through a company on eBay) and purchased three bottles of vodka. Once the beans came in the mail, I split them, dropped them into the vodka, then set them in the corner of the pantry to 'cure'.
Three months later, I presented them to my daughters. Each of us found multiple ways to use the vanilla extract over time--add a little bit to pancake or waffle batter, drop some in homemade ice-cream, or a couple of drops to fruit and yogurt smoothies. Using the "real stuff" made such a huge difference and best of all, it was a very cost efficient gift!
Wow what a great idea! I can't wait to try this. I'll bet these would make great hostess / party gifts as well. Especially for foodies. Thanks for your tip Mary!
Have a great day!
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