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20 Commonly Bought Products You Can Make at HomeYou can definitely DIY!

A lot of the products you buy and put in your pantry or fridge can be made from scratch.  

Not only will you KNOW what is in them, they will be fresher, and you can save a lot of money.  Of course some of them are quite fiddly, but why not just give them a go! Great projects to do with the kids!

1. Butter

Butter is really easy to make at home, and there is nothing like the taste of a freshly made one.  If you have an excess of cream, why not give it a go! It’s not cheap to make unless you get cream for free, but it sure does feel good to produce butter from your own kitchen! Here’s how to make your own butter.

2. Tomato Sauce

Keeping jars of fresh, https://www.stayathomemum.com.au/recipes/rich-tomato-sauce/ in your fridge is totally delightful! Making your own is not too difficult, but it requires anything from 30 to 90 minutes of your time. Shorter time will yield thinner sauce and longer cooking time will result to a thicker sauce. Your sauce, your choice. Choosing the variety of tomato depends on your budget and the availability in your area.

3. Pasta Sauce

There are all kinds of pasta sauces, but one that never fails the palate is the herb and cheese sauce. It is so easy to make–the perfect recipe for a hungry bunch who can’t wait. Don’t go far. We have a recipe for homemade pesto sauce, too. You can do that in a jiffy!

4. Pastry

Pastries are such pretty things to look at from a pastry shop display! Of course you wish to have those yummy stuff at home all the time. Well, definitely you can! If you want healthy pastry, specifically the gluten-type variety, there are easy-to-make recipes like the gluten-free pie pastry and the gluten-free sausage rolls. We have a lot of pastry recipes here.

5. Pasta

Why make pasta when you can buy them cheap? Simply because homemade pasta is easy to do, cheap and taste way better than what you buy from the grocery. With or without a pasta machine, you can make lasagna, ravioli and fettuccini. Making pasta from scratch doe snot require magic. Check out our recipe for homemade pasta!

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