The Homemade Pantry

101 Foods You Can Stop Buying & Start Making

Chernila, Alana

(Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Homemade Pantry
Presents 101 everyday recipes, organized by supermarket aisle, and including cereals and snacks, soups, vegetables and beans, canned fruits, pasta and sauce, and more.
Publisher: New York : Clarkson Potter/Publishers, c2012.
ISBN: 9780307887269
Characteristics: 287 p. :,ill. ;,26 cm.


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Nov 01, 2013
  • ashleysears rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I like her little write ups before each recipe, and the pictures are lovely. Even the size and weight of the book is nice. And it does make you think about all the items that you do buy, that are really crap - but your still feeding it to your kids - WHY! Poptarts are too much work to make, well maybe that is a good thing, we shouldnt be eating them every day anyway - they are a once in a while treat - and homemade hand pies are a lot better then those dry crumbly things in the silver package. While I didn't find any new recipes in this book that I will use, someone that's starting out or rethinking about food, or reducing their grocery bill this book is worth a look.

I thought this was going to be gimmicky, but I've loved the recipes so far -- great granola, chicken nuggets, making your own mayo. I'm a working mom so I don't have time for all these recipes, but when I can cook whole foods from staple ingredients, this is where I would go. Loved it, and bought myself a copy!

Jul 31, 2013
  • Katiesun rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book was excellent! It has full color photos of many of the recipes and fun stories about what inspired the recipe and why it was special. My family eats the "off the shelf" version of many of the things in the book and I was very excited to find a way to make healthier, tastier versions at home. Her granola recipe was *the best* I have ever made! I will certainly want to add this book to my cookbook collection.

Jul 09, 2013
  • smichal rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

This book is not what I expected. Very hippie-ish with lots of photos of the author's kiddies. Maybe if I was not working full time I would have time to make everything from scratch as described (grow your own potatoes, make your own mayonnaise, crackers, pasta, bread, vanilla extract, granola bars, mozzarella cheese, etc.).

Oct 01, 2012
  • Christena2933 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I love this book. It has all kinds of recipes that are practical and can be made at home. It has everything from cheese to instant oatmeal and the recipes are easy to follow. I am buying this book because I think I will continue to use it often.

Jul 07, 2012
  • dfpoz rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I'm always looking for more creative ways to be frugal & creative, as well as adapt ideas to fit my family's needs. This combined all of those elements! It is another potential home library reference for the future.

Jun 18, 2012
  • Dreneen rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Good collection of recipes/techniques for stuff we usually just buy--think I'll buy this one.


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