Do You Make Homemade Gifts? If So – THIS

Have you ever gotten a homemade gift that made you cringe? Ugh. I’m uncomfortable just thinking about it. CRINGE NEVER MORE! Homemade Vanilla is my favorite cringe-proof gift to give. I offer this homemade gift idea every year for two reasons: #1: Homemade vanilla astounds people, so there’s the happy surprise element: You made homemade […]

How to Make Homemade Vanilla Extract in 5 Easy Steps

Last year, I set about making my own decadent blend of vanilla extract and the results were so delicious, I’ll never buy vanilla from a store again. Yep, it was that good. You would have thought with all my years of baking experience, I would have tried to make vanilla extract at least once, but […]

Vanilla Beans for Making Homemade Vanilla

I’m making homemade vanilla and I want to share the kind of beans I’m using. Personally, I ignored their method of making vanilla and used my own, but who knows, maybe theirs is just as great. ~ A gentle reminder: OMT! uses Amazon referral links. When you do your shopping through the Amazon links on […]

Homemade Vanilla Extract Made Simple

This is the time of year many folks, homemaking vanilla kinda-folks, start thinking about putting vanilla beans in jars with vodka or rum, storing them away in a cool dark place for a few months, then having a delicious, much sought after Christmas gift on hand for their friends and loved ones. Are you homemaking […]