Cooking from Scratch

United States
May 18, 2012 2:39am CST
I am developing a new hobby. Cooking from Scratch. I am starting realize that every single food item we buy from the grocyer store can be made from home. Most of the time, its healthier and more cost effective. I have many favorite made from scratch recipes. One of my favorites is homemade pizza. I make the crust and sauce from scratch. What is your favorite made from scratch recipe?
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• United States
18 May 12
I also love making homemade pizza, but I cheat and buy the crust. It is healthier to eat from home, as oppose to eating out, and the food made from home taste better, and you save money. I still like buying a good pizza once in awhile.
• India
18 May 12
I have tried to make pizzas at home many time but every time i am unsucessfull due to some or other reasons and i tried for 6.5 month and at last i made pizza at home.
@Lore2009 (7389)
• United States
19 May 12
that's great for you! but it's too bad it's not as quick as the conventional food but, if you love doing it, it will we worth it. I also like making pizza from scratch. also macaroni and cheese!
@jambi462 (4598)
• United States
18 May 12
My favorite foods that I make from scratch have to be soups and curry or fish. I mainly just cook vegetable based meals so I don't make too many things that you could get from the store. Most of my recipes I make up and they usually involve making purees of certain vegetables and cooking with spices, herbs, garlic, shallots, and anything else that I feel like trying. The best part about cooking from scratch is that you can experiment so much that you aren't limited to what you can buy prepackaged. Also I can guarantee you that making food from scratch is much healthier for you because you don't have to eat all the preservatives, artifical ingredients and colors, or any other fillers that they put into food. Another food that I like to make from scratch is salsa and pasta sauce and anything else that involves canning. I have a nice sized garden on the size of my house and it's too big for me to be able to eat all of the stuff I grow so I like to do canning to be able to not waste everything that I grow. The salsa that I make is awesome because like I said I can experiment and I can make recipes that you can't get from the store. We should all keep in mind that to ensure that we are getting healthy food is to make it ourselves. Have a great one and enjoy cooking, put happiness and positive energy into your food and it will always be nourishing. :)
@jaiho2009 (39019)
• Philippines
18 May 12
Yes, pizza is one of the best recipe wherein we can cook some leftover. Also pudding made from leftover breads. Most of the time I forget that we still have some slices of bread inside the fridge and I buy new loaf. So, all I have to do is bake the left-over bread into pudding. Some left over foods are good for fried rice and one dish meal menu as well.
@yanzalong (10151)
• Indonesia
18 May 12
Well, it sounds so interesting to learn cooking from scratch. I wish I could learn how to cook. Who knows I will travel away on my own. Cooking is certainly a lot cheaper than ready-to-eat foods.
• Philippines
18 May 12
Great idea! It's true that food can be also made through scratch in our home. We don't even need to buy them if we can still make it at home. Me too, I liked pizza very much the way you do. And like what other people says, wasting food is not a good habit!
18 May 12
I am not good at cooking but I'd like to prepare vegetable foods than processed meats as for sure we get more nutrients in natural foods. Haven't tried home made pizza but I like making salads. There are really many foods in the market which are less costly but more nutritious.
@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
18 May 12
Well, basically in these parts we usually cook most of the food we have from scratch. Our daily menu comes from food bought from the wet market then prepared by able hands without need to open a can of something for the meal to be complete. There were times when I tried using Campbell products and other cooking menu (from the internet) but I do agree that most are not good for the health. Which is why I opt to make everything from scratch and avoid preservatives altogether. What I would like to learn really would be to cook broths using bones and real broth rather than the use of broth cubes. Learn to make pasta for my spaghetti. And learn to make bread! hehehehe.. I think I'd try this before the summer ends. Have a great MyLot experience ahead!
@GemmaR (8526)
18 May 12
I love to cook from scratch, and I think that it is one of the most rewarding things that you can ever do. You should always make sure that you teach your children to cook from an early age, because this means that they are going to grow up being able to appreciate the art of cooking and they will know what it is all about. My parents taught me to cook and that meant that I was at a great advantage when I was older and living on my own, because I already knew exactly what I had to do in order to be able to enjoy the meals that I like to eat.
@oldchem1 (8144)
18 May 12
I do so agree with you and I cook all my meals 'from scratch'.I find that cooking from scratch is nutritionally better for all the family as well as being cheaper and tastier.Foods that are made from scratch are healthier as they contain for less preservatives and chemicals. I think probably my favourite types of food that I cook are lovely home made soups - I use up all the leftovers and odd vegetables in the fridge to make delicious, healthy and inexpensive soups that are filling, tasty and good for all the family.