Homemade Pure Vanilla Extract

2 vanilla beans split lengthwise
1 cup vodka

 Place vanilla beans in a clean jar with lid. Pour vodka over beans, and place lid on jar. Allow to sit in a cool dark place for 2 to 4 months, shaking jar occasionally. 

 NOTE: If you happen to bake something with vanilla beans during this time, don't throw out the pod! Simply add it to the jar - this will help deepen the flavor.