From Scratch

How To Make Hot Chocolate From Scratch

'Tis the season to learn (or re-learn) how to make hot chocolate from scratch—because it is a million times tastier than most powdered mixes. It was the ancient Aztecs who first appreciated the virtues...

What Do You Do "From Scratch"? What Won't You Do "From Scratch?"

by ricepad 3 months ago

sandramrma's recent thread about 'convenience buys' (https://www.chowhound.com/post/convenience-buys-1097857) got me thinking about what I do and don't do WRT food preparation and how that's change...

Best gluten free noodles for lasagna?

by becwells 1 year ago

I'd like to make a gluten free lasagna but I do not want it to turn out as mushy as a recent gluten-free elbow macaroni tuna noodle casserole was. Any tips on which noodles would be the best to st...

Biscuits without baking powder or self rising flour?

by Chandler114 4 years ago

My boyfriend and I like to make as much from scratch as possible. If we can't make one of the ingredients, then we don't want to make the main dish. We've both been discussing biscuits. We're from ...

What makes homemade cake taste like cornbread?

by Nikimcarter 4 years ago

Yesterday was my husband's birthday and I made a Paula Deen Coconut Fiasco layer cake. Everyone said it was great.. but I definitely taste cornbread! Idk what I'm doing wrong but this is like my ...

Making yogurt without using commercial yogurt or starter

by Sherri 15 years ago

I have been asked how to make yogurt without using any commercial products that can be purchased. In other words, how to make yogurt from scratch. Searching my library, I've found no help. All...

Straight vs tapered mattarello

by gardenvespers 2 years ago

Hi all, I’m wondering if anyone can explain the differences between rolling out pasta by hand using a straight mattarello vs a mattarello that tapers toward one end. Is one better than the other? D...

Blueberry Muffins

by kobewright79 3 years ago

I made this blueberry muffins on this beautiful Sunday morning. They were extremely easy to make and the crumb top was absolutely fantastic.

Heinz Ketchup Recipe. Make homemade catsup similar to Heinz or Del Monte.

by smaki 9 years ago

It is Valentines Day so thought would make something red. H.J. Heinz Co. was bought today for $23.3b by Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway and its partner on the deal — 3G Capital, the investm...

Thicker Homemade Soda Syrups?

by NateHevens 4 years ago

So... as a (very) early birthday gift (my birthday isn't until May 22, but the store we got it from was going out of business and had a fantastic sale), my parents got me a Sodastream. I tried thei...

Got dry falafel mix, need instructions

by Alice Patis 16 years ago

So on a whim, I bought about a pound of dry falafel mix (just scooped the mix from a bin into a bag). I love falafels but have never made them so I thought this would be easier than making it from...

Do your loved ones appreciate your home cooking/from scratch bling?

by laraibcooks 4 years ago

Whenever I make something and pour all my time and energy into it, some of my relatives just pick at it and it annoys the crap out of me so much that I've stopped offering it to them. For exam...

Kitchen goals

by vanessa7 4 years ago

I recently read Alice Water's "My Pantry" and it got me thinking about my goals in the kitchen. I'm not sure if I'll ever make my own vinegar or cheese, but I would like to start with making my own...

Question about buttermilk from homemade butter

by adamclyde 14 years ago

OK, I'm making my own butter today. The residual liquid, obviously, is buttermilk. Now, here's my question. In certain baking applications, store-bought, cultured buttermilk is used for it's acidic...

Cream Cheese: yellow? NY?

by KansasKate 5 years ago

A 1940s (or older) recipe for a dressing for tomatoes calls for the following: 1/2 pound yellow cream cheese, chopped fine 1/2 pound New York white cream cheese, chopped fine I know "Philadelp...

Real Banana Pudding

by mariedumas 6 years ago

I cannot find a "from scratch" banana pudding recipe. All of them are for vanilla pudding with sliced bananas layered in. I need a banana flavoured pudding recipe using real bananas and no artifi...

Baked beans made from scratch in Maine

by italianices 6 years ago

I'm looking for restaurants, diners, and other local eateries in Maine that still serve baked beans that are made from scratch rather than from a can. A quick Google search reveals that Dysart'...

Anyone have a good cheddar potato soup recipe?

by mamakatya 6 years ago

Hey there, I've been scouring the internet for a quick and easy cheesy potato soup recipe, but somehow I can't find one that meets all my requirements. Does anyone have a good recipe that ...

Do I have to peel and seed tomatoes to make marinara sauce from scratch?

by momskitchen 11 years ago

I've got a ton of tomatoes left over from canning....I can't stand thte thought of peeling and seeding them to make a pasta sauce. Do I have to?

Chile Con Queso

by raberbm 6 years ago

I'm making Chile Con Queso from scratch for a party this weekend. Can I make it the day before and re-heat it in a crock pot the day of the party?

Raw hominy

by cookorama 13 years ago

Has anyone out there ever cooked raw hominy from scratch? I bought a bag last week just to try it out. I soaked and boiled it, following the directions on the bag, and it turned out like hard, we...