10 Food Staples That Are Easy and Cheap to Make Yourself

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Few people would disagree that cooking from scratch tastes better than cooking with prefab ingredients — or fast food. And magazines, books, TV channels and Pinterest are dying to make Martha Stewarts of us all.

Few people have the time or inclination to craft every meal from the ground up. But it’s not an all-or-nothing situation. Making even a few key staples yourself will improve not just your meals but also your budget and possibly your health.

We suggest starting with some of the following staples. We omitted things that tend to be time-consuming, such as bread and soup stock, instead highlighting recipes that are super-easy and can save you some decent coin.

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Making any of these key foods yourself will improve your meals and your budget — not to mention your health, in some cases.

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