January Money Diet Day 26 – Make Something From Scratch

Homemade cheese crackers

Homemade Cheez-its | Photo: Eliza Cross

Today’s challenge is to make something from scratch that you might normally buy at the store. Here are some ideas to get you started:

Cheese crackers

Dim Sum

Pita bread






Spaghetti sauce

Ricotta cheese


Graham crackers


Greek yogurt


Chocolate truffles


Today’s Homework Assignment: Make something out of the ordinary by hand this week, and let us know what you create.

By the way, if you’re on Pinterest you can check out all these foods and more on my “Foods From Scratch” board.


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Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

1 comment to January Money Diet Day 26 – Make Something From Scratch

  • Julia

    I made my own hummus and salsa for a party I attended. Both were a big hit. Better yet, all the tomatoes and onions for the salsa were unwanted sub toppings from my son’s school. They don’t haveva cafeteria so once a month a few of us parents do a sub lunch for them. The toppings come sealed in little plastic bags. Most of the kids don’t eat the tomato or onion so I take them home so they don’t go to waste. I make salsa or spaghetti sauce with them.

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