Real food tastes better, costs less, and usually doesn't take any longer to make. Discover what you've been missing by cooking virtually everything your family eats from scratch.
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Prep Your Own Meats
Buy your meat pre-cut, pre-formed or pre-cooked, and you're sure to pay a premium for it. It costs money to have someone else do all that work. But if you're willing to roll up your sleeves, you can produce family-sized portions of favorite meats, including hamburgers, chicken nuggets and even pepperoni, yourself from the raw materials.Continue to 5 of 9 below.
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Get Into Canning
Canning is a great way to preserve the fruits (and vegetables) from the summer's harvest not to mention, and it can save you lots of money. Canning lets you buy green beans cheaply when your favorite farm stand has them by the bushel, and use them throughout the cold months when your local store is selling them at four times the price you paid.
Canning also lets you make your own condiments, which can save you plenty (and allows you to use the best, freshest ingredients). Invest in some canning jars, and start making your own jams, pickles, and salsas. You can have your pantry filled in no time.
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Treat Yourself to a Scratch-Made Dessert
Forget about frozen pies and packaged cookies. A homemade dessert wins every time.
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Nosh on Homemade Snack FoodsContinue to 9 of 9 below.
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