25 Things to Make From Scratch

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These 25 things to make from scratch are homemade versions of products that you might normally buy from the store.

By learning how to make our own staples, breads, cookies, cereal, home goods, cleaning products and treats, we’ll save money, have fun, and learn to make some new things!

Homemade dog treats on a gray work surface and headline 25 Things To Make From Scratch.

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Here are 25 recipes and ideas:

Kitchen Staples

Have you ever made your own ricotta cheese, or sweetened condensed milk? Wit these recipes, you can make your own products that you’d normally buy at the grocery store.

Spaghetti sauce

Sweetened Condensed Milk

Ranch salad dressing

Ricotta cheese

Peanut butter

Vanilla extract

Greek yogurt

Breads, Cookies and Cereal

From crackers to homemade tortillas to English muffins and donuts, these homemade breads will not only save you money, you’ll love the fresh, wholesome flavors.

Homemade donuts

English muffins



Pizza dough

Pita bread

Graham crackers


Home Goods

Cut down on expenses and reduce disposable packaging when you make your own dryer sheets, kitchen towels, laundry soap and even cat litter!

Laundry detergent

Dryer sheets

‘Unpaper’ reusable towels


Window cleaner

Dog treats

Cat Litter


Splurges are the best kind of homemade products, and these recipes will give you plenty of reasons to treat yourself.

Chocolate truffles

Pumpkin spice latte


How About You?

What do you love to make from scratch? Do you have any recipes or directions you’d like to share?

If you make something at home in the coming days, be sure to let us know what you create in the Comments section of this page or over at the Money Diet Community Facebook Group.

By the way, if you’re on Pinterest you can check out my Foods From Scratch board for more ideas.

P.S. If you use Pinterest to save articles and ideas, here’s a handy pin:

A collage with homemade vanilla, donuts, pizza, truffles, yogurt and dog biscuits.

2 thoughts on “25 Things to Make From Scratch”

  1. I hope this counts- have always bought broccoli cheese soup because I tried it once and it was a failure. This week, I took the time, followed the recipe, and made a delicious batch of homemade soup.

  2. I made a vegan ranch dressing for the first time. It was okay but not sure I will make it again, I will eat it because we don’t waste food in this house hold but might add it into something else to change the taste some.


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