I know some of you are wondering how in the world I am able to afford to make all these scrumptious vanilla bean desserts. I'll tell you, I didn't used to use vanilla beans much at all. How could I, when at the supermarket they fetch $11 for a jar with 2 beans inside?!I'm about to let you in on one of the best secrets around...Amazon. I purchase my beans in bulk on Amazon, and they end up costing me around .50/bean; FIFTY CENTS! Granted, I have to purchase them in packs of about 50 beans. However, I have found that getting a fellow foodie to split the cost of a package is not too difficult. So, wanna try all these fantastic vanilla bean sweets? Do a little online shopping and you'll be on your way!