If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


Looks like a lot of alcohol, doesn't it?  well, don't worry, I can explain.

Do you do much baking and have your priced vanilla lately?  Then you know how expensive it is. 

I knew Nina had made some vanilla a while back and wondered if she had any to spare.  She did not have a whole lot of vanilla made up, but she did have 1/4 pound of whole vanilla beans.
 And she gave them to me!  of course she knows there will plenty of vanilla that I will share when I get this batch made. 

 So,  Jeff helped me pick out some vodka and rum at the liquor store.  He even split all the vanilla beans and bottled them all up. 
In 6 months,  we will have lots of vanilla! 


  1. You can make your own vanilla???? What is the difference between the rum and volka???


  2. Aren't you glad I'm such an AMAZING daughter??? :) :) :) ~Nina

  3. I've always wanted to make my own vanilla and I knew to use vodka but I had no idea you could use rum too.

  4. Oh my! Who knew that was how you made Vanilla???
    It should be lovely vanilla.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours,
    Hugs, Cindy

  5. You can do LOTS of baking with that much vanilla! Yes, it is quite expensive and so are vanilla beans, so you are very blessed to have someone give them to you! Have a Merry Christmas, Rhonda!!!

  6. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I am going to give it a try after Christmas. I will need lots of vanilla with all the baking I plan on doing in those great pans.

    Merry Christmas Rhonda!

  7. Hi Dear Friend,
    When I first see all the vodka I thought boy Rhonda must be stressed. LOL
    Sounds wonderful.
    I love the smell of vanilla.

  8. I have used vodka the 2 times I made it. Giving some for gifts this year. It was started on 1-17-10. I have also seen where some people use bourbon. I guess 2 years I first made it and then last year a few were expecting it and I didn't know that they really liked it so did it this year.

  9. I hope you have the most wonderful Christmas! I'm so glad you are my bloggy friend!

    I bet that vanilla smells wonderful!


  10. Well, I'll be! I didn't know you could do such things! LOL! Merry Christmas!!

  11. I made homemade vanilla for friends this year. It's a great gift because you can make it ahead of time!


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