41 Foods You Should Make Yourself
Want to enjoy fresher foods and a smaller grocery bill? Then, start making more of the foods that you eat. Many of the recipes that follow take just minutes to make.
Spice, Seasoning and Extract Recipes
Spices and extracts add a lot of flavor to meals, but they also add a lot to your grocery bill. Learn how to make the seasoning mixes and extracts that you reach for the most, and you'll be amazed at how much a few minutes of measuring and stirring can save.
How to Make Specialty Sugars and Flours Yourself
A bag of all-purpose flour or granulated sugar won't set you back too much, but jump into the world of specialty flours and sugars, and you'll find yourself paying a whole lot more for a whole lot less. Skip the sticker shock by making your own flours and sugars. Once you see how easy it is, you're sure to feel more than a little smug about your discovery.
Whenever you run out of a condiment, replace it with homemade. Almost all of the condiment recipes featured below can be whipped up in five minutes or less, and they taste a heck of a lot better than the store-bought stuff. Kinda makes you wonder why we ever started paying someone else to make our condiments.
Make Your Own Nut Butters
Peanut butter isn't as cheap as it used to be, and those other nut butters -- almond, hazelnut, cashew -- are just flat out expensive. Pull out your blender, and start experimenting with nut butter recipes until you find one you love.
Chocolate Hazelnut Spread
How to Make Your Own Broth
Make Your Own Dairy Products
It only takes two minutes of hands-on time to make creme fraiche and 30 minutes to make a batch of mozzarella. While making your own dairy products may sound intimidating, it's actually really simple and deeply rewarding. Give it a try.