I recently saw an article in a Martha Stewart publication about how to make your own dehydrated fruit rolls. I would bet they are healthier than what you can find at the store but is it really worth your time to make it from scratch? (Can’t I just give them a piece of fruit for a healthy snack that requires no preparation?)
What products, if any, are worth creating for your family completely from scratch?
Bread – have never made other than banana bread
Pasta – have never made
Pasta Sauce – used to make frequently, not so much now
Jams – never (Although I would love to learn to make tomato jam.)
Fruit rolls – never
Cakes, brownies, icing – I will pretty much always make baked goods from scratch or at the least from a mix. Homemade icing especially is 1,000 times better than the icing from a can.
Pizza dough – I would love to do this but I am afraid of using yeast. My friend tells me it’s very easy, and Michael still raves about the homemade pizza dough his mother used to make.
So what are you willing to put time into making from scratch? Where is the taste or health of the product considerably different and worth your time to do?