Spotlight on Spice: Homemade Vanilla Extract

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With Halloween just around the corner, we are all of course thinking about…Christmas?

Can you believe it, summer just ended and we are only two months from the big day.  Plenty of time to get your Christmas shopping done.

But if you want to give something special – something homemade – put down that pumpkin carving knife and that one pound bag of mixed Halloween candy, and pick up a bottle of vodka!

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Because you will need to start right now to make sure your homemade vanilla extract gifts are ready by Christmas time (the vanilla beans will need to steep for a minimum of 6-8 weeks in unflavored vodka).

Learn more at The Italian Dish, as Elaine from Michigan shows you the easy steps to make your own vanilla extract.  And explains why the Vanilla Bean is the gift that keeps on giving

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Photos courtesy of Elaine from The Italian Dish