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Pantry Staples to Cook from Scratch

Since we talked about cooking from scratch this week, I thought it would be fun to put together a list for you of 50 things you can cook from scratch!

  1. Apple Chips
  2. Applesauce
  3. Baby Food
  4. Bagels
  5. Beef Jerky
  6. Bisquick Mix
  7. Breadcrumbs
  8. Caramel Corn
  9. Caramel Sauce
  10. Chai Tea
  11. Chicken Stock
  12. Cocktail Sauce
  13. Cornbread
  14. Cream Cheese Frosting
  15. Cream of Something Soup Mix
  16. Enchilada Sauce
  17. English Muffins
  18. French Fries
  19. Fruit Roll Ups
  20. Guacamole
  21. Hot Dog Buns
  22. Hummus
  23. Ice Cream
  24. Jelly
  25. Ketchup
  26. Linguini Pasta
  27. Magic Shell
  28. Mayonnaise
  29. Pancake Mix
  30. Peanut Butter
  31. Pesto Sauce
  32. Pie Crust
  33. Pita Bread
  34. Pita Chips
  35. Pizza Dough
  36. Pizza Sauce
  37. Pizza Seasoning
  38. Pumpkin Pie Spice
  39. Ranch Dressing
  40. Refried Beans
  41. Rice-a-Roni
  42. Salsa
  43. Sloppy Joe Sauce
  44. Spaghetti Sauce
  45. Sloppy Joe Sauce
  46. Taco Seasoning
  47. Tomato Sauce
  48. Tortilla Chips
  49. Tortillas
  50. Vanilla Extract

I’ll be adding to this list with the Cooking from Scratch Pinterest board. Be sure to follow along for ideas to make everyday items homemade and healthier!

Follow Andrea –’s board Homemade Recipes for Everyday Food Staples on Pinterest.

About Andrea Deckard

Andrea Deckard is a personal finance expert and speaker. She lives by the following motto, "save on what you need so you can spend on what you want." She started Savings Lifestyle in 2008, and long-time readers remember the site as Mommy Snacks. Andrea is a go-to resource on frugal living for local news outlets such as WDTN, WGRR, and as well as national outlets like Good Morning America. She has also been featured in multiple national publications.

1 Comment

  1. Shannon - AKA Design on January 25, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    Cooking from scratch is great – especially if you have food allergies because you can make substitutions. Thank you for linking up at the Weekend re-Treat Link Party!

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