Make Your Own Extracts for Cooking and Gift Giving
Good quality extracts can make such a difference in cooking! Baking sugar cookies? Vanilla is wonderful, but add some almond extract and now you really have a special treat. Or a touch of orange extract in the frosting on a chocolate cake. Pure extracts can be pricey, but you can easily make them at home for a lot less. Package them in attractive jars, and you have a unique item for gift giving.
DIY Flavored Extracts - I'm making one of these now. - vanilla. These would make excellent gifts! Vanilla Extract (single 4oz bottle) 3 whole vanilla beans Vodka (You can also use bourbon) Mint Extract (4oz) ½ cup mint leaves Vodka Orange Extract (4oz) 1 large navel orange Vodka Lemon Extract (4oz) 1 large lemon Vodka