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The Homemade Pantry: 101 Foods You Can Stop Buying and Start Making by Alana Chernila

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    • Ingredients: milk; lemons
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    • Ingredients: heavy cream; buttermilk
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    • Ingredients: milk; yogurt starter
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    • Ingredients: powdered citric acid; milk; liquid rennet
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    • Ingredients: heavy cream; milk; direct set mesophilic starter; liquid rennet
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    • Ingredients: old-fashioned oats; sesame seeds; sunflower seeds; sliced almonds; unsweetened coconut; ground cinnamon; maple syrup; vanilla extract; almond extract
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  • The Kitchn

    It feels comprehensive. It feels empowering. It feels like I can clear out a few other DIY books and just use this one instead. I love how Alana just gives us the straight-up recipe...

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  • Oregonian

    Most recipes are refreshingly simple and easy and include tips for longer storage. Chernila's writing is personal and engaging, and many of the generous headnotes are longer than the actual recipes.

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  • Fine Cooking

    This is a wonderful starter cookbook for a novice looking to upgrade from store-bought granola, hummus, and pizza. And for the seasoned cook, it’s a welcome invitation to try something new...

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  • Serious Eats

    The Homemade Pantry is not only a really fun cookbook, one written with 'project cooks' in mind, but also a real eye-opener.

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  • Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef

    Mostly, though, I love the casual way she invites us into her kitchen, even if it is a mess. It’s clear that Alana, and many of us, are less interested in the pretense of the perfect kitchen...

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  • Boston Globe

    ...the cookbook is the vision of Alana Chernila, a food blogger and busy parent based in Western Massachusetts. It’s an ode to the joy of making everyday foods at home...

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  • Baking Bites

    ...you will find plenty of recipes that will not only give you the satisfaction of having made a favorite food from scratch, but are well worth the time it takes to put them together.

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  • Food in Jars by Marisa McClellan

    The book reads like a memoir that just happens to have good things to eat tucked here and there.

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Reviews about Recipes in this Book

  • Strawberry ice cream

    • Leite's Culinaria

      Kindly note, it’s not a cloying ice cream, deferring to the pleasing tartness of fresh, in-season strawberries, rather than a lot of sugar, for a pleasingly tempered sweetness.

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  • Ready mix

    • Fine Cooking

      With this ready-to-go dry mix stashed in my cupboard, I can serve fluffy, tender buttermilk pancakes or waffles for breakfast on any day of the week.

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  • Best frosting

    • Fine Cooking

      She’s not kidding—this unfussy cream cheese frosting is awesome stuff, and it’s not too sweet because you add the confectioners’ sugar to taste.

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  • Cornbread

    • Leite's Culinaria

      This moist, ever-so-slightly sweet, faintly maple-y corn bread is able to sop up all manner of chili, pan gravy, and sauces in a single swipe.

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  • Corn tortillas

    • Serious Eats

      The recipe is simple enough, just masa harina and water mixed, pressed and toasted up in a cast iron pan. Once you make tortillas yourself you might not go back to the bagged version again.

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  • Coffee liqueur

    • Serious Eats

      ...has more coffee flavor and less of the syrupiness that comes with Kahlua. And when you have this stuff on hand, the cocktail making (and baking) possibilities become infinite.

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  • Hot sauce

    • Serious Eats

      This recipe is really just a template. Feel free to play around with not only the chiles but the sugar and acid components as well.

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  • Roasted tomatoes for the freezer

    • Serious Eats

      This slow cooking method concentrates all of that great tomato flavor, making them perfect for freezing and breaking out during the cooler, tomato-less months for a bright taste of summer.

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  • Butter

    • Serious Eats

      Even if you're not going to make butter from scratch all the time, this is one DIY that you should try at least once.

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  • Ricotta

    • Serious Eats

      Homemade ricotta beats out store bought by miles. And it's not all that difficult to DIY. No complaints, this stuff is good.

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  • Ketchup

    • Boston Globe

      Here’s the catch: As much as I liked Chernila’s, I can’t imagine making it again. For starters, I slaved over it for two hours,..

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  • Toaster pastries

    • Boston Globe

      ...Chernila’s toaster pastries are delicious, with a dense, buttery crust...For 90 minutes of work, I got six would-be Pop Tarts that looked and tasted nothing like the ones I remembered.

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  • Chicken nuggets

    • Boston Globe

      The crucial difference? They tasted like chicken - and something I wouldn’t be ashamed to make for guests, especially the wee ones who don’t know how hearty chicken nuggets are supposed to be.

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  • ISBN 10 030788726X
  • ISBN 13 9780307887269
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  • Published Apr 03 2012
  • Format Paperback
  • Page Count 288
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Imprint Clarkson Potter

Publishers Text

In her debut cookbook, Alana Chernila inspires you to step inside your kitchen, take a look around, and change the way you relate to food. The Homemade Pantry was born of a tight budget, Alana’s love for sharing recipes with her farmers’ market customers, and a desire to enjoy a happy cooking and eating life with her young family. On a mission to kick their packaged-food habit, she learned that with a little determination, anything she could buy at the store could be made in her kitchen, and her homemade versions were more satisfying, easier to make than she expected, and tastier. 
           
Here are her very approachable recipes for 101 everyday staples, organized by supermarket aisle—from crackers to cheese, pesto to sauerkraut, and mayonnaise to toaster pastries. The Homemade Pantry is a celebration of food made by hand—warm mozzarella that is stretched, thick lasagna noodles rolled from flour and egg, fresh tomato sauce that bubbles on the stove. Whether you are trying a recipe for butter, potato chips, spice mixes, or ketchup, you will discover the magic and thrill that comes with the homemade pantry.
           
Alana captures the humor and messiness of everyday family life, too. A true friend to the home cook, she shares her “tense moments” to help you get through your own. With stories offering patient, humble advice, tips for storing the homemade foods, and rich four-color photography throughout, The Homemade Pantry will quickly become the go-to source for how to make delicious staples in your home kitchen.


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