Friday Snack: Homemade Vanilla

One bottle of inexpensive vodka

One jar of vanilla bean (found in spice section of your local grocery)

Take one vanilla bean and gently open the bean by cutting through the top layer (this allows the vanilla to release faster). Put the bean in the bottle of vodka. Let sit for approximately 30 days until the vodka becomes a dark amber color.  Great to use instead of expensive vanilla extract.