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    Vanilla is cheap in Mexico. Take a trip. Pick some up, and fill up on your prescription meds on the cheap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    Vanilla is cheap in Mexico. Take a trip. Pick some up, and fill up on your prescription meds on the cheap.
    My son, who does a lot of baking, was complaining about the cost of vanilla, and one of my co-workers mentioned that his wife has brought back big bottles of it from Mexico, where it's extremely cheap. I told my son this, and both he and my wife said that the vanilla from down there is very low quality. I wouldn't know one way or another, actually, but there you are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    Vanilla is cheap in Mexico. Take a trip. Pick some up, and fill up on your prescription meds on the cheap.
    Pete I live in fla, I dont think id save any money that way
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    Quote Originally Posted by Standing Wolf View Post
    My son, who does a lot of baking, was complaining about the cost of vanilla, and one of my co-workers mentioned that his wife has brought back big bottles of it from Mexico, where it's extremely cheap. I told my son this, and both he and my wife said that the vanilla from down there is very low quality. I wouldn't know one way or another, actually, but there you are.
    I don't know anything about vanilla quality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Common View Post
    Pete I live in fla, I dont think id save any money that way
    Get a boat and bring back a ton of cocaine with you. Big profit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    Vanilla is cheap in Mexico. Take a trip. Pick some up, and fill up on your prescription meds on the cheap.
    I've been to Mexico once and have no desire to do it again. No, I'll stick with the Jim Beam option. Made some killer cookies with it this weekend.

    Don't need prescription meds from Mexico either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Common View Post
    Now that I think about it, i put a half a teaspoon of vanilla in my oatmeal and in smoothies, I think the bourbon and rum has to be reserved for cooking
    The first thing im going to try it in is my homemade rice pudding
    I'll be pm'ing my address, so I can taste test a batch for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Helena View Post
    I've been to Mexico once and have no desire to do it again. No, I'll stick with the Jim Beam option. Made some killer cookies with it this weekend.

    Don't need prescription meds from Mexico either.
    When you use wine or liquor in cooking, it cooks off the alcohol

    When I make pasta sauce, I put semi dry red wine, like cabernet, merlot, in after I sautee the onions and garlic, I cook the wine down until the alcohol cooks off then I add the tomatoes.

    Same with the vanilla bourbon, I would cook it down before I added it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Common View Post
    When you use wine or liquor in cooking, it cooks off the alcohol

    When I make pasta sauce, I put semi dry red wine, like cabernet, merlot, in after I sautee the onions and garlic, I cook the wine down until the alcohol cooks off then I add the tomatoes.

    Same with the vanilla bourbon, I would cook it down before I added it
    Vanilla Extract has the same proof as vodka or rum. It's required by law as an extract to have an alcohol content of at least 35 percent. Doesn't need to be cooked down when used in baking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Helena View Post
    The cost of vanilla is stupidly expensive. If you're a baker, this causes problems unless you work for a company that pays for everything.
    Now, you can make it yourself, but it's a little messy and takes a good amount of time. No one really likes to wait. Besides, the vanilla pods are still kinda pricey.

    So, here is a wonderful solution that is much more cost effective for your baking needs. Bourbon. It doesn't have to be expensive bourbon, that would be a waste and defeat the whole purpose of being frugal. A good one for baking is just some Vanilla Jim Beam bourbon whiskey. (750ml) If you just use it for normal baking and you don't have a problem, it should last you a long time. There ya go. There's your pro-tip for the day. Delicious and much more flavorful than what most people end up buying in the grocery store.
    Great tip! I've made vanilla in the past, but you're right -- the pods are pricey. I'm going to try the vanilla whiskey next time. I usually buy vanilla from Sams but it's been outrageous for the past couple of years.
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