Who Cooks From Scratch Anymore?

@pismeof (855)
United States
August 22, 2007 2:35am CST
When I was a young boy I remember my grandma(meme);as a sweet treat for us kids,making RootBeer soda in the bath tub of her apartment from scratch ,assembling all the ingredients,letting it ferment and then bottle it for us to drink. I also had an Aunt that used to make her very own Fudge candy and to this day there has never been any on the commercial market that can compare. Some people make Bread others make Pasta,What kinds of foods do you make that are either your very own recipe or pasted down from generation to generation ? And what is the recipe?
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@mfpsassy (2827)
• United States
22 Aug 07
Well let's see I don't fry foods. All the meat we eat I cook in the oven. Add a little water and every spice in the cupboard along with a few suaces from the fridge and cook for a few hours. That's it no complaints yet. Then there is a bread I make. My kids call it chocolate bread, but it's called friendship bread. It takes 10 days to make and on the 10th day you are baking ALL day
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@pismeof (855)
• United States
22 Aug 07
10 days Sassy,I've never heard of such bread is that so the yeast rises or something?
• Australia
23 Aug 07
My kids love Chocolate Bread also and quite often ask for it. I make a normal loaf of bread and just add some chocolate powder to the mix to make the colour change and give it a slight chocolatey taste. Ive never tried Friendship Bread, but have a recipe. I'd be interested in knowing what it tastes like.
@pyewacket (43961)
• United States
23 Aug 07
I usually in general love to cook from scratch...I've made homemade breads, and not just regular white bread, but cheese bread and a cranberry walnut bread. I make homemade pies, cookies and cakes. Since I love cooking all kinds of international foods, for instance I have the knack of making homemade wonton soup with homemade wontons..I've made homemade tortillas, tamales, soups, ...no I have no recipes handed down though...my great-grandmother was THE cook of the house, but my mother and grandmother couldn't boil water right...LOL--guess I did inherit my great-grandmother's knack though --right?
@pismeof (855)
• United States
23 Aug 07
WoW! Pye,Your family must love you. All that good food.Do you ever think about selling it?Rather then cranberry could you throw in some banana bread for me? :0)
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@pyewacket (43961)
• United States
25 Aug 07
Funny --I've never done banana bread...but wouldn't mind making it sometime---
• United States
23 Aug 07
The only things I make from scratch are things like mashed potatoes, gravy, meatloaf, chicken/beef n' noodles, pot roast, other meat entrees & my barbecue sauce. Normally I use boxed, canned or frozen stuff & add my own personal touches to them so they actually taste good, lol.
@pismeof (855)
• United States
23 Aug 07
I do the mashed potatoes from a box...Easier for us Batchelors LOL
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• United States
23 Aug 07
The trick to making those taste good is to skip the water and use all milk (combine measurements of water & required milk). I have been known to use them in a pinch since I keep them around to thicken homemade potato soup ...forgot to mention that yesterday :D
@ranitam22 (1147)
• United States
23 Aug 07
the only thing i make from scratch is my chicken and dressing dish. It is delicious with lots of vegetables, chicken, and fresh baked cornbread and other ingredients, i usually make it around the holidays.