2nd Day of Christmas Giveaway: Vanilla Beans (closed)

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Vanilla Beans

On the 2nd day of Christmas, there were vanilla beans!

I go through lots of vanilla beans each year. I make homemade vanilla extract for myself and our Christmas gift baskets. And I love to add the scrapings of a vanilla pod to every non-chocolate dessert that calls for vanilla extract. Everything tastes better when it’s studded with those pretty little flecks of vanilla bean :)

To enter the giveaway, answer this question in the comments below: What would you do with a half pound of vanilla beans?

Update: The winner is Michele with comment #136!

The fine print:
– Maximum of three comments per person. You can earn two extra entries by:
– Leaving a separate comment below that you follow us on Twitter.
– Leaving a separate comment below that you like us on Facebook.
– Giveaway ends at 11:59pm (Texas time!) tonight.
– Winner will be selected by one of those cold, soulless, unfeeling random number generator thingies and announced on this post tomorrow.
– Winners will receive 1/2 lb of vanilla beans (maximum retail value of prize = $27).
– Prize must be claimed within 7 days or it will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected.
– Prize can only be shipped to a US address.
– Official giveaway rules can be found here.

Good luck!

Comments on this entry are closed.

  • Mary M

    I’d make a sizeable amount of vanilla extract and save myself a lot of future shopping trips!

  • I would make homemade vanilla, I have been wanting to make it for so long. And then I would scrape the vanilla beans and make vanilla ice cream… yum!

  • Jamie

    It would give me the push to get off my booty and finally make my own homemade vanilla extract and vanilla sugar! Yum!

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  • I would make a good supply of vanilla extract!

  • roseann

    definitely splurge and make vanilla extract like everyone else. and use it generously in my cookies and cakes. scrape scrape! i never buy them bc theyre so expensive!

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  • I would make some homemade vanilla extract right away! And I’d probably make some creme brulee. I’ve never cooked with the real beans before!

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  • Lisa

    I’d make some vanilla bean ice cream with the ice cream maker attachment I suspect I’m getting for Christmas :)

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  • chelsea

    Make lots of vanilla extract to give as gifts and in baking recipes!

  • Sara C

    Creme bruleé!

  • Sara C

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  • Sara C

    aand I like your page on facebook

  • I would try to make my own vanilla extract and give it away as Christmas presents to my fellow bakers at church.

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  • Margaret

    I’d try homemade vanilla extract for a few beans and then splurge on an amazing vanilla bean cheesecake! Or ice cream! Oh, the possibilities are endless! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  • Angela

    Float them all in a nice hot tub and experience the bliss poached pears must do when relaxing in such an elixir?

    Then I’ll wake up from my frivolous dream and make the prettiest, speckliest vanilla bean ice cream ever to grace my freezer. Thank you for hosting such a lovely giveaway!

    • heather_kaye

      Angela, you read my mind! Soon as I saw the question posed, I thought, take a bath with them, what else? (You know, aside from vanilla extract.)

      Creme brulee!

  • Becky Z

    Mmmmm I would definitely put them in some of the christmas cookies I plan on making!!

  • amy marantino

    i would make vanilla extract, and then use it to make milkshakes

  • Oooh, now that’s awesome! I’d make vanilla flecked cupcakes!

  • Kristin

    The possibilities are endless! I’d make vanilla bean ice cream, vanilla bean caramels, vanilla bean cupcakes…and the list goes on and on!

  • Ericka G

    I would have to make vanilla bean ice cream with my mom and give some of the beans to my best friend (a fellow foodie) for Christmas! And I have always wanted to make vanilla bean cupcakes and have vanilla sugar handy!

  • Sandra

    We go through tons of vanilla beans between homemade ice cream, my baking habit and homemade caramel!

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  • Katie

    Vanilla extract and ice cream. Then there is frosting. So many things to make!

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  • Half a pound of vanilla? I think I would be making EVERYTHING I possibly could! I’ve wanted to make vanilla extract for a few years now but haven’t gotten around to doing it. Then after that it’s a lot of cupcakes and cookies for me :)

  • I also follow you on twitter!

  • homemade vanilla extract and vanilla sugar for starters. Vanilla ice cream and my favorite vanilla cake. yum!

  • I love vanilla in like…everything. I would infuse vodka, make my own extract and Christmas bake my butt off with these!

  • Tammy T

    I would make vanilla extract, vanilla sugar, vanilla ice cream…repeat!

  • Sarah

    Make vanilla extract, of course. Oh, and maybe make some ice cream with any leftover.

  • Melanie

    I would finally make the homemade vanilla since I now know how easy it is to make!

  • Jeanne ODonnell

    I would make vanilla! I have pinned a few tutorials, so I am ready to win!

  • Jeanne ODonnell

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  • Jean

    I would LOVE to make my own vanilla extract and vanilla sugar!

  • Katy

    I would love to try making my own vanilla extract.

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  • Jennifer Underwood

    Make vanilla extract with some and vanilla sugar with the rest.

  • Lindsay

    I’ve been wanting to make my own extract for a long time!

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  • suzyq

    What wouldn’t I do is a better question! Homemade vanilla extract, vanilla sugar, and creme brulee to start with!

  • I would make my favorite vanilla cupcake and top it with vanilla bean buttercream!

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  • Simply Susan

    Vanilla butter and vanilla bean ice cream!

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  • Juliana

    i would make some vanilla extract! and make a lot of delicious goodies!!!

  • Angie K

    oooh, I would love love to make all sorts of cheesecakes and cookies!!

  • Ginny

    vanilla sugar, vanilla extract, pretty much vanilla anything :)

  • Marcy S.

    I would make vanilla pudding, vanilla cookies, vanilla cake with vanilla bean frosting for my husbands birthday that is coming up!

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  • Francesca

    I’d make vanilla extract, vanilla bean sugar cookies, and vanilla bean caramel sauce! Mmm!

  • lori

    To start, I would make a batch of vanilla extract. Then maybe some vanilla bean ice cream.

  • I would make vanilla buttercream. With all of them. :)

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  • I really want to make homemade vanilla extract this year for myself and to give as gifts.

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  • Angie K

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  • I’d make a batch of vanilla extract and vanilla sugar!

  • Katie

    I’d use them in my Christmas cookies for something extra special!

  • Angie K

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  • Mellisa W

    I would make enough vanilla extract to bath in. Thanks!

  • Yasmine

    I would finally try to make my own vanilla extract!

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  • Karen

    I’d make vanilla extract. I might also make some vanilla sugar.

  • Kristen H

    Load of vanilla extract for Christmas gift as well as some for myself.

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  • Kristen H

    twitter too!

  • Karen

    I like you on FB!

  • Wow, great giveaway! I actually asked for vanilla beans for Christmas so I could make my own vanilla extract…and MAYBE add some to homemade ice cream and cookies, too:)

  • Angie

    I would make a batch of my vanilla honey caramels, a homemade batch of vanilla bean ice cream, and maybe some vanilla rum cupcake with dulce de leche frosting! Yum!

  • I’d probably start with some vanilla ice cream and go from there!

  • Angie

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  • I’d make vanilla bean cheesecake and lots of other delicious desserts!

  • Angie

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  • Melisa

    I’d probably start by making some extract, then some vanilla sugar.

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  • I’d add some of it to my homemade vanilla jar, make more vanilla sugar, and make cream brulee with it!

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  • I’m actually running low on homemade extract, so I would use beans to help to start over again with a new bottle! Surely, I’d still have a bunch leftover after that, so I’d have to use it up in various desserts. I love those little vanilla flecks!

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  • Lauren

    Vanilla ice cream!

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  • I would make vanilla extract, of course, and then I’d also make some vanilla bean ice cream. It’s my favorite flavor.

  • Make ice cream, make a cake, make some vanilla extract adn try to figure out some type of vanilla cocktail…

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  • I would totally make homemade vanilla extract. I go through so much vanilla! :)

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  • Vanilla bean cookies and ice cream

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  • Linda

    I would make the BEST vanilla cakes, cookies, and frostings EVER. Hahaha, vanilla cake is my favorite.

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  • Megan

    I would make vanilla ice cream!

  • sara

    I would make a bunch of vanilla sugar!!

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  • I would make salted vanilla bean caramels and vanilla ice cream!

  • Bree

    Homemade vanilla extract and vanilla ice cream!!

  • Tanya A

    I would finally make homemade vanilla extract!!!

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  • Jessie

    I’d make vanilla extract too!

  • Amy V.

    Can you say cheesecake, cheesecake, cheesecake?!?! :) My husbands favorite dessert and maybe some creme brulee!
    Amy

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  • heather_kaye

    Also a Twitter follower – btw, I highly recommend anything by Jasper Fforde, but Shades of Grey #1 in particular – his imagination is ground-shaking. You’ll feel the earth move under your feet!

  • Nicole

    I would make vanilla extract. I’ve been meaning to try it & have even been considering making it for a wedding favor. Not sure if that will happen. I need to make a test batch first.

  • So many things- soap, baked goods, extract, sachets…

  • Jen

    I would add vanilla beans to anything and everything, then I’d throw the pods in a jar with some sugar to make vanilla sugar :)

  • Katie Rose

    I know that at least some of it would go towards making some awesome vanilla extract for the ladies in my family (all of whom are bakers). If I had any left? I’ve been seriously craving vanilla bean ice cream (I know, it’s cold, but it looks like snow!) so I’d probably start with that and then who knows? Isn’t everything better with vanilla?! (well, maybe not savory things)

  • Tara

    Make my own vanilla extract, I’ve been dying to try it!

  • I would make creme brulee and homemade vanilla extract! :-) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  • Tara

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  • Renae

    A 1/2 pound??? That’s awesome!! Let’s see, what would I NOT do??

  • Erin J

    What a great giveaway! I’d make lots of vanilla extract & probably give same away too.

  • Hmmm… I would make some vanilla extract and who knows what else!

  • Renae

    Put it in the Salted Caramel Sauce I’m making as gifts!! BTW, thanks for the awesome recipe…..my scales are groaning more each day!!

  • Erin J

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  • Great giveaway! I would use them in everything!!!

  • Michele

    Vanilla extract, vanilla sugar, vanilla bean caramels, endless possibilities!

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  • Antje

    Rice pudding!

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  • Antje

    Vanilla sugar.

  • Lisa Smith

    #1 CUSTARD – lots and lots of custard! #2 – Ice Cream – I live in FL so we can it this time of year! Thank you!

  • Michele

    I follow on twitter too

  • Amanda L

    I would make vanilla bean icecream.

  • Lisa Smith

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  • Antje

    vanilla extract.

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  • Brenna J

    I would make vanilla extract and vanilla bean cookies!! Yum!!

  • S0nnet Bee

    I would make vanilla extract, vanilla sugar, and homemade vanilla ice cream with those beautiful vanilla bean flecks! I was hoping to make vanilla extract and give it to all my favorite bakers for the holidays. :)

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  • Jacqui

    I would make homemade vanilla extract! Either that or homemade vanilla bean ice cream yummm

  • Rose Aoun

    You guys rock and i totally would love to get these vanilla beans so I can make home made extract :)

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  • Jacqui

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  • Karen

    I’d make vanilla extract, of course. And more of the Peach Vanilla Bean jam. And vanilla sugar. And creme anglaise. And, to be perfectly honest, I’d probably just open the bag and breathe in their wonderful aroma every time I walked by my spice cabinet. *blush*

  • I would make a bunch of vanilla extract and vanilla cupcakes and ice cream.

  • Jacqui

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  • Karen

    Already a FB fan! :)

  • Samantha M.

    I’d make more vanilla extract to keep and give away as presents! I already made some thanks to your post a few months ago. I also have my eye on a recipe for a vanilla bean cheesecake with a ginger snap crust and a cranberry topping.

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  • Samantha M.

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  • I would love to win this to make homemade vanilla!!!

  • Allison D

    I’d love to try making my own vanilla extract and vanilla sugar! Thanks for the great giveaway :)

  • I’d definitely make extract.

  • Laura H

    Real vanilla extract!

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  • Jen

    I would love to make vanilla extract, vanilla sugar, vanilla infused custard… There are endless options for a half pound of vanilla beans!

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  • Savannah Bauman

    I would make homemade vanilla extract! I’ve been dying to try it – I want to make it in cute bottles to give as gifts. :)

  • Savannah Bauman

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  • I would make extract and cookies and cakes, oh my!

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  • Laura

    Creme Brulee!!

  • Elise

    Vanilla extract for sure, vanilla sugar…. the possibilities are endless

  • Thanks for the great giveaway! Merry Christmas!

  • Elise

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  • I think a more appropriate question is: what wouldn’t I do with a half pound of vanilla beans? I’d start, though, by making my brother a belated birthday cake with them – he’s my best friend and I would love to use such great ingredients to make him something special.

  • I love making homemade vanilla extract. Do you make it with vodka or cognac? Cognac for me!

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  • Liz C.

    I would find out how to make vanilla extract and make my own! YUM!

  • Maggie

    so many vanilla cupcakes

  • Liz C.

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  • I want to share a funny story that involves vanilla beans.
    http://bakingfortheboys.blogspot.com/2011_08_01_archive.html

  • Maggie

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  • Liz C.

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  • can’t wait to make my own vanilla extract and some yummy vanilla cake!

  • Let’s see. I’d make more homemade vanilla extract (did this for Christmas gifts), more salted vanilla-bean caramel sauce, more vanilla applesauce (also yum), vanilla sugar, and I’d use it in my preserves– I’d make more pear vanilla jam.

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  • Bridget

    I would make more DIY vanilla extract and give more away!! :)

  • SK

    I’d scrape vanilla beans into every dessert I’m making this month, and use the rest for extract and vanilla sugar!

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  • Anita

    I would love to try my hand at making homemade vanilla extract for myself and friends.

  • Demitria

    I would definitely try my hand at vanilla extract. And I’d be putting vanilla beans in everything! =)

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  • Laurelin

    Make vanilla ice cream, vanilla cupcakes, etc. Bake!

  • Kate

    I would make vanilla extract galore!

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  • I order large quantities throughout the year too. Love making my own extract, vanilla syrup for coffee, and that salted vanilla caramel sauce is pretty awesome too!

  • i would try one of a zillion recipes i have that call for these! i’ve never used them before

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  • And, Twitter too of course!

  • Jess

    I’d take a stab at some vanilla bean ice cream, some home made extract, and of course many desserts!

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  • Tara

    Mmm…I’d definitely make my favorite vanilla bean cake with vanilla buttercream, and bring it to my office :)

  • Jennifer Taylor

    There are soooo many options. I’ve never used vanilla beans before, I would love to make vanilla extract among many other things!

  • vanilla simple syrups and frostings!

  • Jennifer Taylor

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  • Jill

    I would make vanilla extract, creme brulee, and add it to other non-chocolate baked goods.

  • Elizabeth Jenkins

    I would make my granddaughters favorite vanilla bean sugar cookies and surprise them!

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  • Elizabeth Jenkins

    I would use them to make gifts for friends and family!

  • Lindsay

    I would make pans and pans of my brioche vanilla-almond bread pudding with plenty of fresh whipped cream (with more vanilla bean, of course!). :)

  • Christy S

    Ice cream, creme brulee, panna cotta and of course, extract.

  • Ooooh… vanilla extract and PUDDING. :-)

  • I would bathe in a half pound of vanilla beans. Okay, not really, but I would be ecstatic to have some in my possession! I would definitely make a panna cotta of some kind first. After that, the possibilities are endless…

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  • Jill

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  • Jill

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  • Sarah Mc

    Probably vanilla vodka and vanilla infused sugar.

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  • Kate

    I would make homemade caramel! …Every day?

  • sandie

    I have so many ideas for vanilla beans- mainly homemade vanilla extract and vanilla bean ice cream!

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  • Amy

    I would do EVERYTHING!!! I can’t find vanilla beans at any of our local stores. The closest store that carries them is 2 hours away. Definitely a downside to living in a small town.

  • Kate

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  • Love vanilla beans. I picked up some fantastic beans that I have been savoring on our honeymoon in Bali…almost gone! :( I have been wanting to make my own vanilla extract, so I would probably do that and make some as gifts too! Thanks!

  • Amanda W

    I would make some vanilla extract.

  • Jen

    Oh the possibilities are endless! Vanilla extract, vanilla sugar, vanilla salt, homemade vanilla ice cream and creme anglaise…

  • Amy

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  • Ashley H

    Oh gosh I think I would make tons and tons of Vanilla Bean Ice Cream and Vanilla Bean Cheesecake!!!! Mmmmmm!!!! I just love Vanilla Beans!!

  • Kelly B.

    What wouldn’t I used a 1/2 lb of vanilla beans for?!? So many possibilities…cake, ice cream, frosting, extract, sugar….I could go on and on!

  • Pamela

    Definitely make vanilla extract – something I’ve been wanting to try for a while now. And right now, Annie’s vanilla bean cupcakes are on the top of my to-do list, too!

  • Ashley H

    I follow you on Facebook!!! -=D

  • Amanda

    I would love to try making my own vanilla extract, too!

  • Pamela

    Aaaaand I like you on FB :)

  • Amanda

    I follow you on twitter

  • Kelly B.

    I like this page on FB

  • Amanda

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  • What wouldn’t I do? Ice cream, vanilla sugar, vanilla extract, anything!!

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  • Chrissy M

    I would make some homemade vanilla extract and save plenty for frosting….whipped vanilla bean buttercream is simply bliss!

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  • Savannah S

    i’ve just made my own vanilla extract and i think i’d like to try vanilla sugar next!

  • Gwyn

    I would love to make some homemade vanilla extract!!

  • I would make vanilla extract! I have been collecting glass bottles just for this reason. Happy Holidays!

  • I would attempt to make my own vanilla extract. I’ve always wanted to, but I’ve never bit the bullet and purchased vanilla beans!

  • I’d make some vanilla extract and some ice cream!

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  • Jan

    What wouldn’t I make? Vanilla bean ice cream, vanilla bean cupcakes, vanilla sugar, vanilla extract, on and on!

  • Alice B

    The first thing I’d make is Dave Lebovitz’s Toasted Coconut Ice Cream with Vanilla Bean – it’s amazing. And then I’d play around with frostings, salted vanilla caramels, cookies, etc. But always, always the ice cream.

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  • I’d make homemade vanilla extract and vanilla bean ice cream! YUM!

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  • Custards and lots of vanilla bean mousse!

  • Natalie G.

    I’ve always wanted to make my own extract!

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  • Natalie G.

    And Facebook! Thank you!

  • Oh my goodness, what wouldn’t I do? I’ve never used vanilla beans before so I’d go crazy. I’d make some vanilla extract but I think mostly I’d just want to try some amazing vanilla ice cream and pudding from scratch 😀

  • Bethany

    Vanilla sugar, vanilla extract, some delicious bread pudding. I would probably try to incorporate it in a marinade/glaze of some sort for meats? I would also likie to try it in the icing for sugar cookies as well as the cookies themselves

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  • elizabeth

    i would do so many things, i don’t know where to start. first up, conquering my fear of making homemade vanilla extract.

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  • Carissa

    OOH! Homemade vanilla extract, yummy vanilla bean ice cream…

  • I would make lots and lots of vanilla bean ice cream

  • Trish U

    I would make some vanilla vodka and extract!

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  • CoreyLiza

    I would make vanilla bean cookies, vanilla scones, vanilla extract… I love vanilla!

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  • Liz

    I would make everything with some extra vanilla! And continue my homemade vanilla extract! mm i love vanilla!

  • Carissa

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  • Karla

    I would love to make my own vanilla extract and flavor sugar. I recently made a yummy coconut cream pie that called for vanilla bean pod – and didn’t use it because it was $12 for 1 pod at our tiny grocery. I would love to try that pie again with the vanilla bean pod! Yum!!

  • Cathy logue

    I would make some homemade vanilla bean ice cream

  • Karla

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  • Megan

    I would make lots of vanilla bean cut out cookies and try my hand at vanilla extract!!

  • Megan

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  • Share them with my sister the real chef in the family, make some extract and put a couple in some sugar.

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  • I’d make lots and lots of ice cream and creme brule! My husband would be a very happy man…

  • Karen Willoughby

    Make lots of creme brûlée and vanilla flavored vodka!

  • I would make more vanilla extract and vanilla bean scones!

  • Stacey

    More homemade vanilla extract and vanilla sugar! Yum!!

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  • Daniela

    I’m planning on homemade vanilla extract so these would be perfect to make extra!

  • Tina Bermudez

    I would make vegan vanilla vegan cupcakes with chocolate ganache! :)

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    And your Facebook page is where I found out about this so I like you on Facebook too! :)

  • Lyn

    I’m planning to bake some kick booty vanilla cupcakes with a light buttercreme that tastes like vanilla bean ice cream!

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  • Erin K

    I would make creme brulee (recipe calls for vanilla beans but I have only used extract)

  • leah

    I love vanilla, so I think a better question is what wouldn’t I do with all that vanilla? 😉 I think something new that I would try is making vanilla sugar.

  • Christina

    Vanilla extract, pineapple vanilla compote, vanilla bean buttercream, vanilla bean cupcakes…should i I go on? :)

  • Linda

    I’d try my hand at vanilla extract.

  • KatieK

    So many possibilities! Extract, sugar, ice cream, OH MY! But, I think my first endeavor would be your homemade hot chocolate recipe w/ vanilla beans – I know some folks that would go gaga over that :-)

  • leah

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  • Linda

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  • KatieK

    I’m also a fan on Facebook!

  • Dawn

    I’d love to make vanilla extract and vanilla sugar!

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  • Lissa

    I’d make lots of vanilla ice cream (with mix-ins of course)!

  • Jill

    I would finally try vanilla extract and then some vanilla bean cupcakes. yum.

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  • I made homemade vanilla for everyone last year for Christmas and they loved it! Maybe I would make some more, and some vanilla sugar too! And since I am sure there will be some leftover I would put some in homemade ice cream too.

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  • I would make vanilla buttercream and a vanilla rice pudding that I bookmarked recently. There’s nothing like a fresh vanilla bean!

  • I would use them to make my homemade vanilla syrup for my coffee!

  • MicheleB

    I’d send it to my mom for Christmas! She’s a baking whiz.

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  • Ginny

    All the recipes I’ve never made because they call for vanilla beans and I can’t afford to buy them!

  • I’ve been dying to make homemade vanilla extract, so I’d use it for that! Oh, and of course I’d make some vanilla bean ice cream too…

  • Melissa

    I have been wanting to make vanilla cupcakes with vanilla icing for a while, and I would also try my hand at making home-made extract.

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  • Melissa

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  • I’d make vanilla extract, ice cream, creme brulee… Probably all in the same week!

  • I’m making vanilla extract for fun gifts this year and would love to stock up for the future… and also try vanilla bean ice cream and cupcakes! Oh! And make some vanilla sugar.

  • E Coleman

    The possibilities are endless! Homemade vanilla extract, vanilla bean cupcakes, macarons, brownie pudding….

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  • Kathryn

    I would try out your vanilla extract recipe and also make homemade vanilla ice cream!

  • Nancy

    I would make my own vanilla extract

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  • Nancy

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  • Kelly

    I have been eager to try to make a homemade vanilla extract for some time now, so that’s what I’d do with the beans!

  • I’d make red wine poached pears with a vanilla bean studded mascarpone to dollop in the center. My favorite winter/fall treat. Heck, with 1/2 a pound I’d be going to town in my kitchen! :)

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  • Katelyn

    I would make vanilla caramels and homemade vanilla ice cream. Yum yum!

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    I now follow you on twitter :)

  • I’d finally make homemade vanilla extract, and vanilla bean ice cream, and vanilla creme brulee, and…

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  • Hannah V

    Creme Brulee, vanilla sugar, vanilla caramels… the possibilities are endless!

  • I’ve always wanted to try making vanilla extract so that would be my first task if I were to win. Thanks for sharing with us.

  • Theresa Sea

    Vanilla extract and vanilla sugar! Boo-yah! :)

  • Lisa

    I would make vanilla sugar and vanilla extract. I LOVE anything with vanilla speckles in it:)

  • J. Ivey

    If I had half a pound of Vanilla Beans I would make vanilla sugar to give as gifts to my family for Christmas. And what I didn’t use for infused sugar I would make vanilla fudge with.

  • Theresa Sea

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  • I’d make some vanilla bean scones, yum! And some extract!

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  • Mollykristine

    I Follow on tWitter :)

  • Deanna

    Vanilla sugar for sure.

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    I folLow oN. FB :)

  • ACR

    Pioneer Woman Vanilla Bean Scones!

  • Julie

    I would use the vanilla beans to make ice cream!

  • Mm.. I would make vanilla extract, of course.. and then probably either some vanilla sugar or vanilla ice cream!!

  • Oh, man…I finally made vanilla extract just a couple weeks ago, but it took me *ages* to actually spend the money on beans…I would make vanilla bean everything! Cookies, tea cake, ice cream, mmmm…

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  • I’d be making a batch of vanilla and then I’d also use some for baking…maybe a great flan? I’ve never used them to bake before…I know, shame, but it would be fun to start!

    Heather

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  • Rachael G

    I’d use the vanilla beans to make homemade vanilla extract, which in turn would be used to make endless treats – cookies, ice cream, cupcakes, etc!

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  • Of course, I’d have to make the requisite vanilla extract, but I’d save the test of them for making decandent batches of pastry cream to fill cream puffs.

  • Joan

    I would definitely try making vanilla extract, but also a wonderful vanilla rice pudding and maybe a homemade Vanilla perfume!

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    I also just followed you on twitter!
    @wickidgrrl :)

  • Andra

    Make vanilla extract, vanilla bean cheesecake, vanilla syrup for coffee….vanilla bean caramels…yum!

  • Sami

    Share!
    Also, make extract.
    Is it wrong to want to slather it on my wrists so I will smell irresistible?

  • I would make vanilla cupcakes :) Thanks for the giveaway.

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  • Rebecca

    I’ve been watching to try making homemade vanilla extract, so this would be perfect! (I also like the idea of the commenter above to use it as perfume :-)

  • Rebecca

    I would use them to make homemade vanilla extract to give to my baking friends for Christmas. I’ve never done it, but have read about how great it is compared to store-bought vanilla extract.

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  • Theresa Sea

    I gave you the ‘thumbs-up’ on facebook!

  • Seetha

    I would make icecream!

  • Jessica M.

    I would make vanilla extract and use the vanilla beans in all of my Christmas desserts!

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    I follow you on facebook.

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    I like you on facebook!

  • Jennifer Horn

    Vanilla sugar, vanilla ice cream, vanilla coffee creamer! Yum!

  • Jessica M.

    I follow you on twitter!

  • I would make vanilla extract, vanilla sugar, and some decedent dessert that I’d never feel so splurgy to try and use the real bean with! :) Well, that’s just for starters…I’ve got lots of ideas!!

  • And PS, I also like you on FB too, where I’m going right now to leave a comment! Thanks!

  • Pam Silverman

    I always wanted to make my own vanilla extract but never have. So, I would make my own vanilla extract for the very first time.

  • Lisa

    vanilla sugar!

  • I would definitely use vanilla beans to convince my sister to make her awesome creme brulee!!

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  • I would make vanilla sugar and vanilla extract… and of course, LOTS of cookies!

  • Becky

    Awesome giveaway!! I’d make vanilla extract, vanilla bean ice cream, and all kinds of tasty treats!

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  • I’d make vanilla extract!

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  • Anna M

    Make some vanilla sugar and make some ice cream for my dad! :)

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  • Jenna

    I definitely want to try making vanilla extract! Plus I’d make all the vanilla ice cream and vanilla pudding I can handle. There’s even a great butternut squash soup recipe from Orangette that uses vanilla bean! I’ll put it in everything I can, just watch.

  • Nicole B.

    I woud make some vanilla bean caramel sauce!

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  • Kira

    I put vanilla beans in everything! I looove making vanilla bean chocolate chip cookies, especially!

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  • First thing I’d do is make my favorite vanilla bean cake. Then, it would be time to make my own extract. Love this giveaway!

  • Jessica G

    I would make some homemade vanilla for Christmas gifts (and some for me too of course!) and I would also make some vanilla bean macaroons!

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  • yvonne

    i’d make vanilla cupcakes with vanilla bean frosting!

  • Joyce

    First, I would share some with my foodie friend and then I would search for delicious recipes to share with friends.

  • i’d make an insane amount of creme brulee!

  • yvonne

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  • RaeAnn

    I would definitely make home made vanilla extract, been wanting to try it and haven’t gotten around to ordering the beans.

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  • RaeAnn

    I would use them for homemade kahlua w/ vanilla. Sounds like a good new years gift!

  • RaeAnn

    I would have inspiration to start my holiday baking.

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  • i would bake my favorite vanilla bean cupcakes with vanilla buttercream until i couldn’t eat another one :) and then i would make up some vanilla bean creme brulee!

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  • Nanna

    I would use these in my Christmas baking

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  • I would make more vanilla extract and vanilla bean cupcakes.

  • Jackie (Just Add Milk)

    If I won the vanilla beans, I would make the kids homemade vanilla icecream and several batches of vanilla extract ( I might even share some with others who love and appreciate me) LOL!

  • Melissa

    I would try all the recipes I have stacked up – but the butternut squash and pear soup with vanilla bean would probably be first!

  • Cameryn L.

    I would make extract!

  • I would start making my own vanilla extract!

  • Mariah

    I would love to make vanilla extract! Then I would make a pavlova!!

  • Pamela

    I’d make creme brulée, vanilla sugar, vanilla gelato, vanilla caramels with a little fleur de sel for starters. Then I’d start combing cookbooks for more ideas!

  • Oh my goodness! I would probably hoard them as my precious for about 6 months before putting them in everything from ice cream to cupcake frosting. Oh, and make my own vanilla extract of course! And vanilla sugar! Ack!

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  • Jenn Williams

    I just made my first batch of vanilla extract, so of course, I’d use these vanilla beans for my future batches!

  • Rose C.

    I like you on Facebook!

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  • Mariah

    I follow you on twitter @mariahmartin6

  • Rose C.

    If I had a half-pound of vanilla beans, I would make vanilla extract for myself & as gifts; I would make vanilla buttercream frosting for Christmas cookies and save the rest for 2012 baking.

  • Mariah

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  • Amy

    I’ve started adding vanilla beans to my decorated sugar cookies and it has really enhanced the flavor of the cookies! That’s what I would be doing with them! Oh and I really want to try and make my own vanilla extract!

  • angela

    i like you already on facebook :)

  • I’d make vanilla ice cream in the ice cream maker I’m (hopefully) getting for Christmas!

  • Besides all of the baking, I would make my own vanilla extract for the first time!

  • angela

    i absolutely love vanilla, i buy huge jars in mexico for cheap. never used vanilla beans, so the possibilities would be endless. but id love to scrape out the seeds and just see little flecks in my baking….

  • Regina

    Definitely vanilla extract.

  • sarapete

    The possibilities are endless but I have an awesome vanilla bean cake recipe to make. Think texas sheet cake in a vanilla version!

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  • Vanilla ice cream, vanilla extract, vanilla sugar…I’d make a bunch of different stuff!

  • Jen

    Oh, yes please!! With half a pound of vanilla beans I’d definitely try making some homemade extract and I’d finally get around to trying loads of recipes that call for vanilla beans! I can never find them in stores around here so I often have to made do in recipes by simply adding more vanilla extract! What I wouldn’t do for some little flecks of bean in my desserts!

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  • Vanilla vodka!

  • Ashley

    I have been wanting to make homemade vanilla extract and then some cookies.

  • I would make vanilla extract and vanilla cupcakes.

  • Angela

    I would make all those recipes I always skip because I’m too cheap to go buy vanilla beans. And it would be just in time for Christmas break when I would have plenty of time to try new recipes!

  • Sara

    I have never used vanilla beans but have seen many uses for them in different recipes. I’d like to try those recipes using those vanilla beans!! :)

  • Sara Lewis

    I would make vanilla extract, something I have been wanting to try for ages! And probably some yummy custard!

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  • Camila

    Vanilla sugar and vanilla ice cream

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  • Sarah S

    I would make vanilla bean creme brûlée!

  • Kelly

    I would make Vanilla Extract. Some for me but some to share with friends and family, too!

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  • Mandi

    I would make vanilla extract. And vanilla bean cupcakes for friends!!! Thanks!

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  • bethanyrx

    make vanilla bean ice cream! or creme brulee!

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  • Shawn

    Make Crème Brule all year long!!

  • Elaine

    I would stick a few more beans in the homemade vanilla I am giving for Christmas and let everyone know to keep making their own!

  • Alana

    Oh gosh….extract, cheesecake, flan, ice cream, cookies….what wouldn’t I make?

  • Ashley L

    I would make this: http://smittenkitchen.com/2009/01/vanilla-almond-rice-pudding/
    and then use the pods for homemade extract. :)

  • Ashley L

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  • Lisa

    Definitely vanilla sugar! Then almost everything I make would get some of the yummy vanilla!

  • Lara

    Of course vanilla extract, vanilla bean ice cream, be great in some homemade chai tea…

  • Crem Brulee with REAL vanilla flecks in it. YUM! (And stick the de-seeded hulls in a bottle of good rum, shake weekly and enjoy in a few months, wow.)

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  • Susan J

    First thing may be some vanilla bean ice cream. After that, anything’s fair game.

  • Kate Mullaney

    I follow y’all on facebook now! I didn’t know you were on there! :-)

  • I would make a vanilla panna cotta.

  • Kate Mullaney

    Honestly? And not to suck up here…I would make your sea salt caramels with vanilla bean! YUM!!!

  • Brittany K

    I would make lots and lots of homemade vanilla extract! And bake amazing goodies for my friends and family.

  • Kelly

    Sea salt caramels with vanilla bean and homemade vanilla extract.

  • Rosie

    make vanilla extract!

  • I would save a couple beans, and make extract with the rest as Christmas presents :)

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  • Christine J

    I want to gift vanilla extract this year. Plus I’d make some vanilla sugar and more vanilla bean ice cream. I don’t care that winter is almost here! :)

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  • Christine J

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  • I would make ice cream!

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  • Sage

    I would make vanilla extract for myself and probably some for my grandma and also for my best friend, who is currently in culinary school!

  • Caramel, creme brulee, ice cream, and vanilla extract! How fun :)
    Merry Christmas :)

  • Kelli

    Extract and ice cream. Everything is better with vanilla beans.

  • Yen

    Salted vanilla caramels and vanilla extract!

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  • Jennie

    More vanilla extract (have some currently ongoing…I fly through that stuff!), and maybe some vanilla bean meringues.

  • roseann

    i follow you on twitter now

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  • tara

    i would make vanilla extract and also my fave vanilla bean cheesecake. its soooo good.

  • Katie

    I would make vanilla extract and then bake like mad!

  • I just started making my own vanilla extract, so I would make more of that. And possibly make a vanilla bean ice cream, too!

  • I would makelots and lots of vanilla extract. Also, I would probably make some vanilla bean ice cream and cupcakes. Mmmm cupcakes …

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  • Mellybrown

    First I would make vanilla extract (are you supplying the vodka too?? :) and then vanilla sugar and then and then ….

  • Kari

    I would make vanilla extract. I’ve never made it before and it’s on my list on things to try.

  • abigai

    i would make vanilla bean ice cream of course. i might make some vanilla extract, but i’m not sure that i can bring myself to give any away lol.

  • Martha T

    I have used so many recipes that called for vanilla beans and I had to settle for vanilla bean paste. I would probably make vanilla extrct and possibly vanilla sugar … french vanilla cake, vanilla bean cheesecake …

  • Emily

    I’d make vanilla extract and vanilla sugar to start with. After that, I’m not sure. :)

  • Martha T

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  • More vanilla extract…it makes a great gift!

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  • Betsy

    I would make some vanilla extract – I’ve always wanted to try making my own.

  • Deb

    Vanilla bean pound cake and vanilla extract …!

  • Andrea D.

    I would make some homemade vanilla extract and some good ice cream. Thanks for the chance to enter.

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  • Katie J

    vanilla bean frosting!

  • Marysol Soto

    Vanilla Bean Pound Cake.

  • Katie J

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  • Kate S.

    I would make Vanilla Bean Frosting for cupcakes first and foremost, then some extract.

  • Kassie

    I would start with making Vanilla Bean Shortbread Cookies …

  • Kassie

    … and end with making homemade Kahlua!! :)

  • Carina Kooiman

    i would do two things
    1. vanilla extract, my sis made me some earlier this year but i couldnt take it on the airplane with me so i couldnt keep it…
    2. vanilla flavored snow ice cream!!! snow ice cream anyone?

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  • Creme brulee for my husband. Yum!

  • Donna

    I would make homeade icecream and put it in all of my baked goods.

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  • I would start with creme brulee…pure and perfect for savoring the real vanilla!

  • I would make lots of vanilla extract to give as gifts and I would make some vanilla sugar (BEAN meaning to try that, hahah). Thanks for the chance!

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  • Katelyn

    I was definitely planning on making homemade vanilla extract for Christmas gifts this year as well! However, I don’t really want to put them in my checked baggage as I fly home for Christmas, so I would have to only make those for coworkers, not family. Option 2: The best vanilla bean soft yummy cookies ever! So much better with vanilla bean instead of extract!

  • Beth

    I would make vanilla extract and some vanilla cupcakes vanilla bean Swiss meringue buttercream. Yum!!

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  • There is so many things to do with vanilla beans, so I’ll start with some homemade vanilla extract, for sure some creme brulee (yum!) and vanilla cupcakes :)

  • Oh my goodness…what wouldn’t I make with a half pound of vanilla beans?!? I’ve been wanting to make caramels with fleur de sel for quite some time. I think that’s a recipe that calls for the good stuff!

  • I’ll bring some to my mom and make some goodies together!

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  • I like you on Facebook, I find so much inspiration in your recipes :) Thank you!

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  • Amy

    Vanilla extract, caramel, icecream, cheesecake, shortbread, poundcake, vodka…I could go on and on. I LOVE vanilla beans!

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  • I would make homemade vanilla extract, vanilla sugar, and then some incredible vanilla cupcakes with vanilla bean frosting!

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  • Pat R

    I bake……can you guess how I’d use these? I’d LOVE these vanilla beans. Vanilla is my favorite flavor.

  • Jessie

    Oh my I don’t even know where to start. Definitely another bottle of vanilla extract. Vanilla ice cream, and Le Cirque’s Créme brûlée.

  • Pat R

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  • Lisa

    I’d make vanilla, because I’ve been dying to try that. But my favorite thing to make with vanilla beans is ice cream. the. best.

  • Jessie

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  • Shannon Kelly

    I would make homemade vanilla extract!

  • Gabrielle

    I would make ice cream and frosting and scones (oh my!)

  • Sarah Beth

    I would try making some extract, but I would use most of it for some yummy desserts – vanilla ice cream and creme brulee for sure!

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  • Gabrielle

    I also like you on Facebook.

  • I’d make vanilla extract, vanilla sugar, ice cream, panna cotta, vanilla cupcakes and vanilla frosting!

  • Sarah Beth

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  • BeckyS

    Cry tears of joy, make vanilla extract and bake until I could not bake any longer. YUM!

  • I would absolutely make and gift some vanilla extract. It’s been on the bucket list for a while, but just haven’t gotten around to it. This would give me that nice kick in the pants I need. :)

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  • oh wow, I would make so much– caramel sauce with vanilla beans, homemade vanilla– the list is endless

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  • Alex

    I would make vanilla bean cupcakes with vanilla bean smbc.

  • Kim

    I would make homemade vanilla extract, vanilla ice cream, and vanilla sugar.

  • Lanea E.

    I would make vanilla extract.

  • I would make my own vanilla extract!

  • Kelly

    Vanilla extract, vanilla macarons, and vanilla cream sauce…then save some for future baking adventures!

  • Kristen

    I would make my own vanilla extract and infuse some vodka!!! :)

  • Xuan

    Definitely vanilla extract and vanilla bean caramel sauce.

  • Brenda

    I’ve always wanted to try to make vanilla extract. This would be my ticket to try!

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  • TJ

    I would make vanilla sugar, extract and creme brulee

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  • Oh, the list of things I would make. I’d probably surprise the hubby with some creme brulee and vanilla cookies. And if I’m lucky enough to get a new ice cream maker for Christmas, I’d get make vanilla ice cream.

  • Ooo, and probably vanilla vodka. =)
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  • Bonnie K

    I have some recipes that calls for scrapings from vanilla bean pods. I would love to cook with them. I would also share some with my mother.

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  • Sam H

    I’d make vanilla extract as well! A big GIANT container of it! I go through that stuff like wildfire :)

  • Stephanie

    I would make vanilla extract, try to make some vanilla rum and lots of creme brûlée!

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  • Patricia

    I would make my own extract.

  • Jennifer W.

    I would make my own vanilla extract. I would to try how it tastes and I go through so much vanilla and vanilla bean paste that it would nice to have a supply.

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  • Lynsy

    I’d use the vanilla beans to make the homemade vanilla extract for my family.

  • I would make vanilla ice cream even if it is cold here.

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  • I’ve never used vanilla beans but I’d love to! I would make vanilla bean cupcakes with vanilla frosting! :)

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  • fran

    Make the extract and give it to my co-workers…hahah for next year because I don’t have enough time to brew it for this Christmas.

  • Kelley s.

    I’d make some vanilla extract for baking.

  • Emily

    I would make vanilla extract, vanilla bean ice cream, whipped vanilla bean frosting… I could go on and on! Love vanilla beans!

  • yum! vanilla ice cream, vanilla extract, vanilla sugar!

  • A vanilla souffle comes to mind… vanilla cake with fluffy vanilla buttercream… mmm… sugar cookies…

  • lisabella

    I’d make vanilla extract!

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  • Melissa S.

    I’ve been thinking about making homemade vanilla extract for about a year now. What a great giveaway and this might give me the incentive to make it very soon!

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  • Leah

    I would love the chance to make homemade vanilla extract, since they are so expensive. Also, vanilla sugar and a bunch of recipes I’ve found that call for a vanilla bean.

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  • Lindsay

    I would definitely make vanilla extract. The last bottle I made is getting dangerously low.

  • Jess

    I’ve never made anything with vanilla beans before so I would make homeade vanilla extract and homeade hot chocolate to give away in my christmas goodie baskets I’m making.

  • Heidi

    oh boy! vanilla extract, vanilla bean ice cream and vanilla bean shortbread

  • Carissa

    Lots of ice cream! And some vanilla bean caramel.

  • Ericka G

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  • First, I would make homemade vanilla. Then, I would make creme brulee. It’s the only way to go.

  • Stacie

    I would make vanilla bean cupcakes and a side of vanilla peppermint ice cream.

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  • Joanna F

    Make vanilla extract, creme brulee, chocolate cake, and bake, bake, bake!

  • Kristen

    Make a lot of David Lebowitz Vanilla Ice Cream of course!!

  • Meg

    I would make vanilla extract and ice cream and so much more!

  • Ice cream or vanilla extract!

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  • I was already thinking of making vanilla extract for gifts, this would make it much easier. :)

  • Angie R.

    I have been dying to make homemade vanilla extract, so that for sure. And, I am hoping to get the ice cream maker attachment for my kitchen aid, so some homemade vanilla bean ice cream would be yummy!

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  • Joan

    Vanilla extract is the first thing I would make. Second is a batch of vanilla latte cookies.

  • My husband’s family does a gift exchange between the women only and there are quite a few of us! I think these vanilla beans would be great as homemade vanilla extract for the wonderful women in my husband’s family.

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  • Teri H

    Mmmmmmm vanilla bean ice cream for me!

  • I have never made homemade vanilla extract, but i would love to try! Also, vanilla ice cream for sure.

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  • Stephanie

    Since we can’t afford vanilla beans, I would split them with my two daughters. Then we would all bake like crazy.

  • Marla

    Since I’ve never used vanilla beans before I would start by using them to make cookies! Or cupcakes!

  • Amanda Thompson

    I would make vanilla bean-flecked cheesecake!

  • Jenny L

    I love fresh vanilla beans!! I follow you on twitter!

  • Melody

    Definitely vanilla extract, so I can also make vanilla bean cupcakes! Thank you for this opportunity!

  • catie

    i’m wanting to make extract, too! such a perfect gift!

  • Allison

    First, I’d make vanilla extract (and some extra to give away this holiday season!) and ice cream. And then, I’d poach some pears in red wine with them! Yum.

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  • Maria C.

    I would make Vanilla ice cream, vanilla extract, Atole with vanilla beans, vanilla bean cupcakes, ……..So many Things! 😀

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  • Renee G

    I would make vanilla extract to send home with our Christmas Eve guests.
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  • afabianm

    Rice pudding

  • Gennie

    I would try every recipe that calls for vanilla beans that I could get a hold of! :) Also — probably make my own vanilla extract…

  • I would make my own vanilla extract.

  • Katherine Martinelli

    Great giveaway! I would love that much vanilla. I’d make my own vanilla extract (been meaning to forever) as well as vanilla sugar!

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