On Friday, I asked if any of you could guess what I was making, and Cassie over at Sparrows and Arrows answered correctly! Vanilla extract.
I've been making my own vanilla extract for awhile, and I love it. It's so easy, and it gives me something to do with all of my used vanilla beans. Listen to me: if you scrape out the seeds of a vanilla bean for a recipe, do not throw away the pods! Instead, stick them in a glass container, and cover with rum or vodka (not tequila). Give it a shake once a week or so, and it should be ready to use in a month or two.