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Cooking from Scratch

May 29th, 2008 at 10:06 am

It occurs to me that I have only really mentioned this in passing and mostly on the forums so I made a category for it and will add some of my favorite recipes here for people interested.

One of the things I am doing to save money and to eat healthier is learning to cook from scratch. I still have a few items I haven't fully replaced and the big category is dressings. In fact, the only dressing I have successfully replaced is Catalina dressing and I only use it for taco salad.

I think this weekend I will explore making yogurt based salad dressings. I have seen a couple of recipes that look delicious and it should be fun experimenting.

Basically, I need a good italian, a good thousand island, a good creamy french and a ranch type dressing so I can work on 3 of the 4. Eventually I should learn to do a substitute mayo and whipped salad dressing but that can wait until I am ready to do potato salad.

So if I do find some good ones, I will probably do it as one post on salad dressings.

5 Responses to “Cooking from Scratch”

  1. sounderella Says:

    YAY!! I just started making stuff from scratch myself. Looking forward to your recipes!!

  2. monkeymama Says:

    I look forward to your recipes.

    Reminds me, my dh looked at me like I Was crazy the other day when I whipped up homemade teriyaki sauce (like it better than the store stuff). I just found it funny because dh is the "cook" so to speak. I didn't understand why whipping up a sauce would be so foreign to him. Wink
    Wait until I start whipping up salad dressings - hehe.

    If you find a good Thousand Island one let me know. !!

  3. Aleta Says:

    I am also looking forward to your recipes. I bought a bread machine and made my first batch of bread and it was so worth it. The best part is that it doesn't have all of extra additives like the store bread does. Means we will have to eat it up pretty quickly thought because it has a shorter shelf life.

  4. cylenchar Says:

    We have a recipe for homemade artisan bread that is excellent and very, very easy. If you like doing bread w/ bree, or dipping in olice oil and balsamic vinegar, this bread is excellent.

  5. Aleta Says:

    That artisan bread recipe sounds great. You should put it in here.

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