This is the second post in my series of how to make things you’d normally buy at the store. The last post was all about bread (20 Homemade Bread Recipes). This one focuses on things you’d normally have in your pantry or fridge. Homemade butter is easier than you think. Recipe calls for cream of something soup? Make a roux or a homemade version. Taco seasoning? No problem! And save those kitchen scraps to make homemade vegetable broth. Several of these recipes are vegan or gluten free, too. Have I mentioned I’m giving more serious consideration to the chickens I’ve been saying I want to get? I also plan to do a post with homemade pastas and pasta sauces.
Bonus: Also check out the Paleo Gluten-Free Guy’s 10 flavor boosters you can make while dinner is cooking.
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General Pantry Staples
This section includes items you might normally have in your pantry. There are separate sections for broths, stocks, and condensed soups as well as sauces, condiments, and seasonings. Note that some of the recipes for items that that are normally shelf-stable will need to be refrigerated – refer to each individual recipe for instructions, but when in doubt, refrigerate.
Butter, milk, jams, and refrigerated snack foods are covered in this section. If you’re looking for condiments, continue reading to the “Condiments, Sauces, and Seasonings” section of this post.
Stocks, Broths, & Condensed Soups
Condiments, Sauces, & Seasonings
This section includes condiments (ketchup, ranch dressing, etc.), sauces (buffalo sauce, tikka masala, etc.), and homemade seasonings (taco seasoning, chili seasoning, etc.)