Martha Stewart's Bourbon Vanilla Extract

Whether it's in cakes, cookies, or smoothies, vanilla extract is a pantry staple for adding flavor to tons of recipes. Save money buying it at the store by making it yourself at home! Here's Martha Stewart's easy DIY recipe for bourbon vanilla extract.

2 vanilla beans
1 cup bourbon (or vodka)

1. Split vanilla beans lengthwise, and place in a resealable jar or bottle. Cover with liquor.

2. Seal and store in a cool place, shaking occasionally, for one to two months before using.