When I have a good "putter around in the kitchen" day, I have this thing for trying to make my own versions of foods you can buy already made, just to see if I can do it. I'm getting pretty good at the basics like stock and pasta. This week, I tried making one of those edible fruit arrangements (cookie cutters for flower shapes, etc, skewered into a watermelon base), mostly because the ones for order online are so pricey. Recently, I didn't have any French's onions called for in a savory bread recipe once, so I tried to make my own (my cooking friends think I'm crazy to try stuff like this instead of drive 2 miles to the store). I'm probably going to tackle cheese or tortillas next.
What are your "tried my own version of" triumphs?
PS: As a newer CH, I apologize in advance if this thread has been done again and again.