DIY Food: Cooking From Scratch Made Easy

Take your cooking from scratch to the next level with these tips.

Homebrewing on the Mountain

Brewing beer at home is easier than you think - and a whole lot of fun!

Photo courtesy Samantha Biggers

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We all know that made-from-scratch food not only tastes better, but it is also significantly better for our health, since it contains just the stuff we want to eat – namely food – and none of the additives that make up the bulk of today's more processed options. We should probably warn you, though – cooking from scratch can become a gateway activity ... to more cooking from scratch! If you find yourself wondering, “Why can’t I do it ALL from scratch,” you are certainly not alone, and we’re here to enable – we mean help. Here are some of our best tips for taking your food DIY to the next level.

Brew Your Own Beer and Wine
Homebrewing on the Mountain
The Secrets to Making Fruit Wine at Home
How to Make Mead, the Honey Wine

DIY Food: Condiments and More
How to Make Butter
Making Cheese Easy
Homemade Pasta
Make Your Own Mustard
How to Make Salt From Local Seawater

Meaty DIY
How to Break Down a Chicken
Homemade Chicken Stock Recipe
Curing Meat at Home
How to Render Lard