I’m trying to prepare more and more food items from scratch, rather than buy a convenience version at the store. I like cooking, and I like to know what’s going into my food. Plus, in many cases, it’s more economical to do it yourself.
Some items I’ve made recently include:
- Homemade tartar sauce (It’s just mayo, relish, a few drops of lemon juice/vinegar, and dill)
- Bread crumbs. I just save the heels of bread loaves, and put them in the freezer. When I need to restock my supply, I toast the bread in the oven, and toss it into my food processor. I add some seasonings, and that’s it! Sooo much cheaper than the store-bought version.
- Jello as a spread on toast. Have you ever done this? Sometimes, we like to put butter on toast, and then sprinkle a little bit of Jello (the powder, not the finished product). It’s delicious! I don’t know how good or bad it is for ya, but it’s an idea for when you want some flavor but are out of jelly.
- Apple syrup. Yum!
Here’s a list of interesting foods you can make. My husband put this list together. (He’s actually pretty involved with this site! I love it)
Top 16 homemade ingredients:
- Instant Oatmeal
- Microwave Popcorn
- Peanut Butter
- Brown Sugar Syrup
- Mustard Spread
- Grape Jelly
- Yogurt Mixins
- Ranch Dressing
- Beef Jerky (without dehydrator)
- Honey Mustard Sauce
- Curry Powder
- Corn Relish
- Chocolate Syrup
- Apple Butter
… and for something completely different
What do you make from scratch? What has worked, and what is better to just buy pre-made?