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Thursday, April 9, 2020

Kitchen Pantry Staples You Can Make at Home

Is your kitchen decently stocked with basic food ingredients? Then you're ready to make loads of pantry staples that will save you money and help you create a variety of meals. I'm sharing 100+ homemade recipes for foods you likely already buy from the store, so pick a few of your favorites to DIY, and add them to your meal plan this week. 

Easy Recipes For Kitchen Pantry Staples You Can Make at Home To Save Money

When I have extra time on my hands or am feeling especially motivated (ladies, this is usually during the follicular & luteal parts of our cycle), I love trying new homemade recipes and simple DIY crafts.

If I'm extra energized I'll create a basic meal plan, then prep and cook multiple dishes all on the same day. My future self (who is typically tired & ready for takeout) always thanks me.

REAL TALK: I'm no Martha Stewart and as much as I love to cook, I also go through periods where I don't want to step foot in the kitchen (stress & anxiety are often culprits). I'm sure you can relate!

That's why I encourage folks to batch cook by fixing shelf-stable or freezable foods when they have the time & energy. Soups & stews are a good place to start if you're a beginner.

During those times when the kitchen is my favorite place, the thing that makes me feel most accomplished is when I make homemade pantry staples that I would otherwise buy ready-made from the grocery store. (I talk about this more in my Ten Tips For Saving Money on Groceries post.)

I find it empowering to be self-sufficient in small ways and more often than not, these DIY recipes are EASY and FUN!

Remember that sense of wonder we all experienced as kids when we learned a new skill or technique? Making things is one way to replicate that feeling as an adult.

One of my absolute favorites is homemade butter. It's so stinking simple to fix and the process is magical. Or croutons and broth because you're basically taking food scraps and turning it into a whole new dish. Cold-brew coffee & tea, as well, because they're ridiculously easy to make and way cheaper than the store-bought stuff.

There are still oodles of DIY pantry staples on my foodie "bucket list" (including yeast bread - I'm a total newbie). So, I scoured the interwebz for simple homemade versions we all can try at home and hand-picked the best to share here.

Some are my own, some are ones I've tried from my food blogger friends, and the rest I found on Pinterest by searching for recipes that had lots of positive "tried it" reviews.

If you try any of these or think of something I should add (especially a clever substitution), please leave a comment below!

100+ Kitchen Pantry Staples You Can Make at Home 


Baking Staples


Baking Mixes

Homemade Kitchen Pantry Staples

Bread


Other Carby Goodness


Tortillas


Gluten-Free Flours


Nut Milk


Nut Butter


Coffee Creamer


Dairy

Kitchen Pantry Staples You Can Make at Home

Ferments


Drinks 


Cooking Fats
  • Butter via Artful Homemaking
  • Ghee (Clarified Butter) via Primally Inspired
  • Lard (Pork Fat) via The Prairie Homestead
  • Schmaltz (Chicken Fat) via What Jew Wanna Eat
  • Tallow (Beef Fat) via The Prairie Homestead
  • Bacon Grease (cook bacon in a skillet or the oven then pour the grease through a fine strainer into a glass jar. Cool completely, cover & store in the fridge. Use it as cooking oil in savory dishes like soup, beans & rice for extra flavor.)


Spice Mixes

Kitchen Pantry Staples You Can Make at Home

Salad Dressings


Sauces & Condiments


Broth, Bouillon & Condensed Soups


Beans


Dips

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Is your kitchen decently stocked with basic food ingredients? Then you're ready to make loads of pantry staples that will save you money and keep your family well-fed. I'm sharing 100+ homemade recipes for foods you likely already buy from the store, so pick a few of your favorites to DIY, and add them to your meal plan this week.

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