It's no pretty jar of jam or row of canned tomatoes, I know, but I suspect that making your own fruit-flavored vodkas might just be the most fun way to preserve the season! This is also perfect for when you're not in the mood for a big preserving project, but want a quick way to make sure that handful of juicy berries, plump purple figs, or last peaches doesn't go to waste. Because a bottle of jewel-colored, summer fruit-infused vodka will never go to waste. Trust me on this.

It's no pretty jar of jam or row of canned tomatoes, I know, but I suspect that making your own fruit-flavored vodkas might just be the most fun way to preserve the season! This is also perfect for when you're not in the mood for a big preserving project, but want a quick way to make sure that handful of juicy berries, plump purple figs, or last peaches doesn't go to waste. Because a bottle of jewel-colored, summer fruit-infused vodka will never go to waste. Trust me on this.

HOMEMADE STRAWBERRY VODKA MAKES: about 4 cups  4 cups vodka  1 pound strawberries, hulled and sliced 4 cups plain vodka (doesn't need to be anything fancy)

HOMEMADE STRAWBERRY VODKA MAKES: about 4 cups 4 cups vodka 1 pound strawberries, hulled and sliced 4 cups plain vodka (doesn't need to be anything fancy)

Homemade vanilla extract takes just two ingredients — vanilla beans and alcohol — and you can be as straightforward or creative as you like. Though it does take a bit of patience as you wait for the alcohol to extract the flavor from the beans, the delicious results are well worth it.

Homemade Vanilla Extract

Homemade vanilla extract takes just two ingredients — vanilla beans and alcohol — and you can be as straightforward or creative as you like. Though it does take a bit of patience as you wait for the alcohol to extract the flavor from the beans, the delicious results are well worth it.

Homemade gifts are, in my humble opinion, some of the best to receive. Give me something homemade that I can eat and now we’re really talking. If you are running short on time or you found out last minute that you have to give someone a gift, these home made goodies are a few great...Read More »

Homemade Gifts & Goodies

Homemade gifts are, in my humble opinion, some of the best to receive. Give me something homemade that I can eat and now we’re really talking. If you are running short on time or you found out last minute that you have to give someone a gift, these home made goodies are a few great...Read More »

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Homemade kahlua - make at least 6 weeks in advance.  2 cups hot water, 2 cups sugar, 1 tablespoon instant coffee, 1 tablespoon vanilla, 2 cups vodka, 1/2 cup good brandy

Homemade kahlua - make at least 6 weeks in advance. 2 cups hot water, 2 cups sugar, 1 tablespoon instant coffee, 1 tablespoon vanilla, 2 cups vodka, 1/2 cup good brandy

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