Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Homemade Pantry (Humpday Giveaway!!!)

I love serendipity. It reinforces my belief in an invisible, physical interconnectedness permeating all things, made manifest only if you're still and quiet enough to notice it. It makes life seem a bit less scary, a bit more meaningful.

Such was the case recently with Alana Chernila. I belong to several book buying clubs. Her book, The Homemade Pantry: 101 Foods You Can Stop Buying & Start Making, just published April 3rd. My book club began promoting it a few weeks ago and it instantly caught my eye. I checked into Alana, pre-ordered the book, and began following her on Twitter. Later that day, she followed me back, with a sweet message saying I seemed like someone she'd love to cook with. And so, an alliance was formed and we've been chatting each other up since. 

This book. THIS. BOOK. Friends, you're going to love it. Literally running the pantry gamut from soup to nuts, Alana expertly shows you how to craft in your kitchen many items you're currently buying. Most of the projects don't involve a great deal of time or a long list of ingredients, either, so you really are saving in so many ways. The book is packed with recipes she feeds her own family, so you can trust each one to deliver.

Not only is the book comprehensive in range, it's kitchen-friendly, too. The cover is meant to withstand repeated splatters and the pages (full of beautiful photography!) are meant to be dog-eared and turned to, again and again.

I purchased my own copy and was so deeply smitten with it that I didn't want to give it away! I wrote Alana, detailing my plight to her. Her publisher, Potter, then generously offered to give a copy to one lucky small measure reader. To be entered in the giveaway, simply leave a comment below, listing one pantry staple you've long wished to conquer. For me, it's several (it's so hard to choose!): sauerkraut, bread, and mayonnaise.

In your reply, please leave a means of contacting you, should you be the winner, via either a link to your blog or website, or by listing your email address in your comment. I'll run the giveaway through next Wednesday, April 25th, midnight EST. Canadians, feel free to enter, too!

In the meantime, check out Alana's blog, Eating From the Ground Up, as well as her food tutorial videos. She's a lovely lady, a creative cook, a nurturing mama, and a sweet soul. Thanks, serendipity, for hitching my wagon to hers!

UPDATE: The winner of The Homemade Pantry is lucky #208, Amy! Thank you so very much to everyone who commented. I'm inspired by what everyone wants to learn to do!

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Missy K said...

Ah-- I would love to win this book! I would really like to learn how to make a basic, everyday bread that holds up well for sandwiches and toast.

Joe and Jill said...

I'd love to conquer ketchup! My email address is jbuckway123@yahoo.com.

monie said...

what a great book! i would love to win it!! like you said, there are so many things i would like to make... but bread is one thing that comes to mind as a staple of the house that i should be making much more consistently. my email is simoneperrin@gmail.com. thanks!

Biblioholicbeth said...

Homemade cheese, among other things :-)

I have been eyeballing this book - I am so excited about it! Thanks for the chance to win...

Email: biblioholicbeth@gmail.com

Megan said...

Salsa! I can't seem to master the art of a really, really good salsa.

The Mom said...

That looks wonderful!

cpcable said...

This sounds like a really great book! I need more work on condiments. A good mayonnaise would be nice. :)

Carrie M said...

What a wonderful book! Both my mom and I would both love this book! Top of my list of things to make instead of buy would be cheese!

Jessica said...

The curiosity is killing me! I can only imagine what delicious recipes are in this book...unless I win of course!

jwalty@hotmail.com

Hollins said...

I want to stop buying breakfast items: english muffins, cereal, bars!

Yasmin said...

Sigh...I'd love to conquer bread! I dream of being able to make sandwich bread, ciabatta, baguettes. I'd also like to conquer the condiments and have a steady supply of ketchup, mustard and BBQ sauce on hand!

Anonymous said...

Yogurt. I've tried several methods, but can't get the temperature right – to keep the good bacteria & prevent the bad. abaco1966 at gmail dot com

unsightly said...

Spicy mustard, my favorite. I need to make about a gallon of it just for myself.

Stephanie Radcliffe said...

I would love to win! Saw this book on the Food in Jars site first and it looks awesome.

Contessa Kris said...

I've always wanted to make my own sauerkraut, BBQ sauce and a really good spaghetti sauce. Those would be my favs to try. I would love to win this book!

melissa said...

What an excellent idea for a book! I've been struggling to perfect a good baguette. I've got soft white bread down, and dinner rolls, but baguettes are still unconquerable!

Anne said...

I would love this book! I would love to learn how to make my own every day, peanut butter and jelly kind of bread.

Chiara C. said...

I saw it the other day and really, really, wanted a copy to call my own. Alas, I was moving and couldn't really add one more book to the collection. Who knows, maybe serendipity will be on my side now, and bring me closer to all this pantry goodness?

Chiara C. said...

I saw it the other day and really, really, wanted a copy to call my own. Alas, I was moving and couldn't really add one more book to the collection. Who knows, maybe serendipity will be on my side now, and bring me closer to all this pantry goodness?

Anonymous said...

I would love this book- and love your blog!
cyndihamm20@yahoo.com

Hannah said...

This would be a MOST awesome book to own! I just started canning and dehydrating last year and would LOVE to learn cheese making among other things soon! :-)

My email addy is scncartist (@) gmail.com. :-)

Meagan said...

I'm excited about trying some recipes for homemade condiments: ketchup, mustard, etc.

mjohnson80 (at) gmail (dot) com

Katie said...

That sounds like just the book I need to check out! I've been wanting to learn how to make my own crackers

Danielle said...

please, please, please! What a great idea for a book!!

Anonymous said...

English muffins. I know they are not hard to make but I find I keep buying them and not making them. Not sure why that is.

htebazil (at) hotmail (dot) com

scgrits said...

Would love the book! I have started making homeade toiletries and cleaning products but would love to try homeade cereal bars and challah bread. scgrits@gmail.com

BoogaJ said...

Well, I just learned to make cheese (!) last weekend, so I guess my next challenge is granola bars.

Fresh Eggs Farm said...

Ohhhh! This is a GREAT giveaway!

Green Zebra Market Garden said...

I'd love to never buy bread again. I really don't use much of it anyway...and when I buy it, the majority of the loaf goes stale before I can use it.

Stephanie Scott said...

I have been eyeing this book for a while now! I would love to conquer crackers that are easy and quick to make, yet still healthy and tasty. Ad cheese to go on them too!

Anonymous said...

Sauerkraut for sure. Every year I say, "This is the LAST time I'm trying this!" Next thing you know, another cabbage season rolls around and I'm sayin' it again.

tlsdeer@aol.com

littlecoffeebeans said...

Cheese and ketchup. In that order. Thanks for the great opportunity.

Anonymous said...

I would love to own this book! I am currently stocking up on the basics so I do not have to go to the store as often. This book would really help my family. :)

Kayleigh_shell@hotmail.com

Rebecca said...

This would be a great book to have! I've long wanted to be able to sever my ties to the grocery store and this would be a great way to start :)

If I'm the lucky winner you could reach me through my blog: turned-about.blogspot.com

The Haphazard Countryman said...

Bread. So good and so frustrating all at the same time.

paganista said...

This book looks awesome. I'd love to make my own ketchup, we go through SO much of it!

sarah said...

Granola bars and cheese - the two things we eat the most of that I haven't yet mastered on my own! The poptarts on the cover of the book are pretty tempting, though... I really really want to win! :)

Sarah said...

Chewy chocolate chip granola bars!

oukay said...

i would love to have this book. I have bread making down - even started my own sourdough culture - but I would like to try sauerkraut. I am just not sure if the south FL climate will allow it to ferment rather than rot!

jodi said...

fresh homemade cheese, please!

Stef said...

Bread and pasta I think. At least those are the top two. I can think of a lot more than that though!

sndemott@hotmail.com

ajc1696 said...

I think bread would have to be my top item but there are lots of staples I would rather make at home if I could! This book sounds great!

Kendra- Ryan- Garrin said...

What a fantastic giveaway! I think that canned tomatoes would be my first choice. I would love to have a summer where I grow enough to not buy any more cans...maybe this is the year!

Janel said...

I would love to try fermenting something, like sauerkraut, but since I'm the only one in my family that likes things like that I'd have to eat it all myself!

jgbeads(at)gmail(dot)com

Melissa said...

I want to learn how to make mayonnaise and yogurt. Mayo because I know a woman who makes slaw with her own may and it's so amazing...and I don't particularly care for slaw. And yogurt because it's yummy :)

The mountain brook said...

I would love this book! I'd like to learn how to make so many things. I'd say salad dressing and cereals would two key things I'd like to master.

Email: skylarknme @ gmail.com

petoskystone said...

Ketchup & crackers are on my list! jlalexia(at)yahoo(dot)com

Matt_Middleton said...

Nutella - a friend made some for my wife and I for Christmas, and while it was tasty, it wasn't very spreadable.

Brittany said...

My daughter Savanna has notoriously PICKY tastebuds and one of my biggest woes has been creating kid friendly foods for her that are homemade not processed. Add to that 2 teenage boys. I am sold by the picture of the pastries on the cover. My family would gobble those up in a heartbeat. I would love to be able to make snacks such as crackers as well as many other items. Please enter my name in the drawing. I have been enjoying your blog for a few months now, LOVE IT!

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Gini said...

I would adore this! I forgot to leave my email address in my previous comment-- it's giniandtonic@gmail.com. What a fascinating-looking book!

Katherine said...

That sounds like my type of book! I'd love to make more of my own "staple" foods.

katherineunderwood at gmail dot com

Yart said...

I'm still trying to make bagels. One day they will turn out... I hope!

Lauren said...

Saurkraut and sourdough bread. Those sour things get the best of me. I always make the kraut too salty and my sourdough NEVER rises.

cherish48atgmaildotcom

Melissa E said...

Such a great giveaway! Thanks! I would love to conquer cheese! I have tried mozzarella but it needs some more work for sure!

email: intheshortrows (at) yahoo (dot) com

Jess said...

Oh this looks so good! I'd love to try to pop-tarts on the cover!

Lucinda said...

I've been eyeing this book too! Would love to win!

Jamie said...

i have finally conquered BREAD making but now poptarts would be awesome BC we love them ,love them lots.

I am always up for an challenge and now that baby#2 is on the way baby food is the next challenge.

Jamie said...

email me at sjtobin123@aol.com
sorry

and by the way I have so many of your books love em

Anonymous said...

Ooooo, I'm so excited about this book!

I've started making granola at home and it's been awesome. I'd like to learn how to make healthy crackers and bread!

thanks!

cLuderer(at)gmail(dot)com

Moma Chas said...

Mayo and ketchup. I buy a lot of both!

foodies at home said...

CHEESE!!!! A house fav!

foodies at home said...

CHEESE!!! A household FAV!!

Chppie said...

Well, I've got bread and yogurt down but I don't really have crackers, snacks or granola bars down yet. And always interesting things to can.

sharon said...

Sounds like a wonderful book! I'd love to figure out how to make good tasting and healthy (is that an oxymoron?) energy-type bars and also pretzels that don't look washed out...

Patty C said...

I would love to conquer bread...also maybe jelly/jams and syrups!

tcrowley122@hotmail.com

Stefan, Sarah and Lukka said...

Oh my goodness...anything resembling honey nut cheerios...my kids LOVE them...and I hate packaged cereal!
Sarah M

Jake n Kait said...

I'd love this book! I'm planning to try my hand at a few new things and this would be a great resource.

Brooke said...

I'd like to master both bread and mayonnaise. My daughter is allergic to soy and so many packaged products contain soy. The more things I can make from scratch the better!

Mari said...

Bread and crackers are next for me! Thanks! - Mari (mjyvasjarvi@yahoo.com)

Carol said...

Ketsup-good tasting homemade ketsup!
Carol- cpmigda@aol.com

Carol said...

Ketsup-good tasting homemade ketsup!
Carol- cpmigda@aol.com

guesthousebellevue said...

Oh my gosh, I just got to your blog from the Epicurious email today and I'm so excited to see everything you've written about. Definitely going to RSS your posts!

OK, what would I like to tackle? Cheese. I have been nurturing lustful cheese dreams since my children were young and I ordered the Laura Ingalls Wilder cookbook to augment our reading. Now that I'm buying raw milk, having the super healthy cheese rather than offerings full of nasty stuff would be incredible.

jules said...

greek yogurt! we eat so much of it! this book looks really great, thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Pickles! I've made a couple batches, but am hoping to do many more. scott DOT conroy AT gmail DOT com.

Rebecca said...

I would love to win this! Looks great! Rebecca.Fields.2011@gmail.com

Anastasia said...

Oh my, this book looks fabulous!! Pinning it to my wishlist in case i don't win.
stasigh at gmail dot you know the rest :)

Kathryn Z. said...

I would practically kill to do an awesome homemade granola. For some reason, the concept of this completely eludes me every time I try.

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Sarah said...

I have issues sometimes with my cibatta (which is my fiance's favorite bread) and I'd LOVE to make my own ketchup and mustards!

bean1007@gmail.com

RawketStarling said...

OH MY GOSH!!!!!! It's like this book was tailor-made for ME! I have a whole list of things: homemade noodles, nutella, sauerkraut (still too salty!) bagels, doughnuts! This is DEFINITELY going to the top of my list.

Anonymous said...

Count me in! Looks awesome.
J
mtnbkscr20@yahoo.com

Grace said...

Bread! I'm working on it. Also condiments and beverages like kvass and kombucha so I have something good to drink once in a while besides water.

Laura Ann Singh said...

This book looks so great! I would like to have homemade butter and fresh cheese at all times in my fridge! And those poptarts look pretty darn awesome, too!

PQ said...

Like so many others, I would love to master bread and pasta. So far my attempts have not been successful. Would love to win this book!

from maggie's farm said...

A good hearty ketchup---mine are all so thin. Thank you! (frommaggiesfarm@gmail.com)

Regina said...

I just learned of The Homemade Pantry YESTERDAY from Heidi Swanson's 101 Cookbooks blog and ordered it right away!

hybridsocialistnation said...

I just learned of The Homemade Pantry YESTERDAY from Heidi Swanson's 101 Cookbooks blog and ordered it right away!

Katie said...

Bread, mustard, and cheese - all the fixins for a delicious homemade sandwich!

Sarah C said...

How fun - that sounds right up my alley!

www.beingfrugalbychoice.blogspot.com or beingfrugalbychoiceblog@gmail.com.

Carissa said...

I am determined to make ketchup this summer!

Missy said...

This looks like an intriguing book. I am always looking for more homemade basics to add to the pantry. Fingers crossed for a winning number!

Melanie J. said...

I'd have to say bread, as my attempts are rather dense. But Spring has me itching to make my own cheese and stop being scared of canning too :)

Leanna said...

Those breakfast pastries on the cover look like a good start to me!
leannafford at gmail.com

Jennifer said...

Crackers. Something that is neither chewy nor capable of cracking multiple teeth.

jspringer4 at yahoo dot com

JEANNIE said...

Canned tomatoes are my fear!

jrizzo@triad.rr.com

Jen said...

I'd like to be able to make my own crackers that stay crisp - but making anything I thought I had to buy is a great joy!

Jennifer
jalley22@hotmail.com

Michelle said...

Okay, I see poptarts on the cover and thought, yes! My kids would love for me to make these since I won't buy them for them!

Michelle
steim99@yahoo.com

tansy said...

Ooh, what a great giveaway! I'd love to make my own mustard.

tanya.stuart@gmail.com

Gena said...

Yogurt! Buttermilk! Mayonaise! Thank you!
gadams_riley@verizon.net

Meg said...

I want to make cheese, condiments and granola.

EatMyAsparagus said...

I've long wanted to find a way to make granola that is clumpy and crunch like the one you find commercially made (as opposed to more of a woody/sawdust/burnt oats taste and texture). I've yet to hit on exactly the right recipe.

I'd also love to find a ketchup recipe that doesn't take hours of work and that tastes more like commercial ketchup (most are way off on the spices and texture).

Su said...

Canadians feel free to enter. What about the rest of the world?

rebecca said...

Oh, how perfect - just what I need. There are so many things I want to master...or be inspired to go back to making. Bread, condiments, spice mixes, pasta - the list goes on and on.

L said...

I'd love a copy of this book, if only to learn how to make a ketchup that the picky eaters of my family would eat.

Justine Navarro said...

Pancakes. I am completely baffled - there are many complicated and exotic things that I've conquered, but I can only successfully make pancakes when using a mix. I would love to make my own sort of "add eggs and milk" dry pancake mix!

justinecnavarro@gmail.com

Lee said...

:-) What pantry staple wouldn't I like to learn more about?? We've been working on doing more whole food cooking but are still learning all the things we can actually make ourselves - the chapter on cereals would be amazing!
ladybugpaper@shaw.ca

Michele said...

oh! i am definitely getting this, if i don't happen to win! it will go great with my ashley english books. (smile)
I want to make bread and spaghetti sauce and breakfast on the go items.
And I'm sure the book is full of things I don't even know I want to make!

erika said...

I would love to read this book! I just fell into her lovely world last week when you suggested it in your Friday listings. Thank you! Amazing!

I'd love to conquer bread. A real staple around here. I've tried many times and have never been satisfied. I guess I just need to practice my kneading.

Ashley! You can totally do mayo! I just started two weeks back and I think the trick is to use a blender,or food processor, or maybe that sweet kitchenaid of yours. It's equally awesome to your fresh whipped cream or butter when you add it to sandwiches. (I mean, you will feel as awesome as when you make whipped cream) Good luck!

Christine said...

I am so coveting this book! Would love to make ketchup, BBQ sauce...

Christine said...

I am so coveting this book! Would love to make ketchup, BBQ sauce...

Sacha Joy said...

I'd like to know how to make a good cracker, so my little one has good snack food where I know every one of the ingredients.

mandi said...

Oh- for me it's pasta. I always think if I can make our crackers and bread, for sure I can make our pasta. This book is right up my alley and will for sure teach me something new that I've overlooked. THanks for the chance!
mandiandjohn(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Thera said...

I have always wanted to just shop "the peremitre" of the grocery store so this book would be perfect, off to check out her blog!

Sara M said...

This book looks *amazing*! Can't wait to see it in person. I would definitely like to learn to make better bread. For as much success as I've had in other areas, bread remains a mystery to me!

Sara M said...

This book looks *amazing*! Can't wait to see it in person. I would definitely like to learn to make better bread. For as much success as I've had in other areas, bread remains a mystery to me!

Dixie said...

Talk about serendipity. We just got back to our son's home from another expedition downtown where I had this book in my hands at Malaprops. I didn't get it because we spent a small fortune there this morning (your dairy book was one of many that we got). I got online and you are offering it as a give away. I would love it! While on vacation, you can find me at dukej283@gmail.com. Thanks. dixie

Stacie said...

Thank you! This looks awesome! I would love to conquer and feed all homemade items for Breakfast...bread, bagels, english muffins...yogurt!
bswenndt@msn.com

Jessica said...

Hmm...ketchup, probably. Here's hoping for a bountiful tomato harvest this year.
helianthus12@gmail.com

lacy said...

oh man, i'd love to spend some time with this book. lacy.myers@gmail.com

Kelli said...

This book looks amazing! I've recently started making my own granola which was the first item on my "to make myself life." And my own ketchup has been delightful. I really want to go through the refrigerator and throw out all the condiments to force myself to make them all from scratch and only the ones we really want!

Heather said...

Mayo for sure, we go through so much, I'm still nervous about the raw egg though......

barrera.heather@gmail.com

Sarah said...

Rawr! Want! I would love to make more things from scratch, but sometimes I just don't know what's worth the trouble and what's not. This book would be fantastic to win!

ashtree said...

Sauerkraut and bread are at the top of my list but there are SO many things I'd love to make. ashtree8@gmail.com

Linden said...

This book sounds wonderful---I already read her blog and it is great. Thanks for the chance to enter.

Linden
dorking(at)acsalaska.net

Anonymous said...

Great cover! I love to cook and bake so would enjoy this I am sure.

Ted
leatherheadanddorking@yahoo.com

Jess said...

Oh wow, this book sounds amazing.

I've got a long list too! I've started making my own bread, but I've yet to try things like crackers, tortilla or pitas. I haven't touch dairy yet at all, but would love to start making cheese and yogurt. And I've love to start making my own candy too...marshmallows for a start, and then moving on from there.

jess.virdo(at)gmail(dot)com

k a t said...

Thanks for the chance to win! I'd love to make a good sandwich bread and aioli.

Alison said...

Bagels, english muffins, and refried black beans.

eidolons said...

Chewy granola bars (that my kids will actually eat)! So far I just can't beat Quaker. Sigh.

http://wildfaeriecaps.blogspot.com

Hannah said...

Oh wow. I'd love a copy of this book!

Alicia-Marie said...

My choices: yogurt, mayonaise, and cheese. This book looks amazing.

Caro said...

I want to make yogurt! Yummy!

lisa said...

I really need to learn how to make dried cranberries and other fruits, as well as canned crushed tomatoes. I just haven't been able to get my hands on a bulk load of tomatoes to do this! This is a good goal for this summer. : )

Julie B said...

I want to learn to make good salad dressings that don't get all thick and waxy in the fridge from the olive oil. Also... alternatives to store bought cereal!

purkinjii@aol.com

Sarah said...

I would love to conquer cheese. This book looks splendid.

Email: sdkbeasley@gmail.com

nancy said...

I'd love a copy! I'd like to embrace making crackers, hot sauces, gourmet chocolate cookies :)
http://littlehomesteadinboise.blogspot.com/

Heidi said...

I've had my eye on this book and added it to my wishlist a while ago. I'd like to make my own yogurt and kefir. And mayonnaise. I'd love to win! bennetthp at gmail dot com

Meg said...

looks great! I would like to master lunch-packable sandwich bread - thanks for the chance! - great story of a new found friendship :-)

CCarter said...

Oh I have been eyeing this book!! I am quite intimidated by anything fermented and would love to make my own sauerkraut!

Cary said...

I would love to replace things that my children seem to think they cannot live without (ie: ketchup, pop tarts, cereal, gummies, fruit roll ups...)

carykornegay@gmail.com

Shannon said...

Ketchup is something I'd like to make myself. Great contest !

Shannon said...

Ketchup is something I'd like to make myself. Great contest !

bruin said...

granola bars and cheese for sure!
(bruinator (at) mailpuppy.com)

Erin said...

I chuckled when I read "sauerkraut" on your list, because this is something I can't seem to be able to master no matter how hard I try. Perhaps this book will have some tips for this German-blooded girl who can't make her own sauerkraut?

antons(at)gto(dot)net

Amy said...

Sauerkraut - i've tried twice with no success! Thanks for the giveaway!!

Amy

amy.berg@charter.net

ryanandlaura247 said...

I would like to be able to make a really flavorful vegetable stock and sandwich bread. Thanks!

Kaye said...

There are so many things that I would like to try. My spouse thinks that I'm crazy for wanting to make my own cheese.....
Kaye

amanda said...

this looks amazing~ graham crackers. and salsa. and cracker crackers. and, and, and.....

amandapros@hotmail.com

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Unknown said...

Would love a copy of the book.

Sarah said...

Crackers are the one item on my 'homemade pantry' to-do list I'm always hesitant to tackle. Alongside them, perhaps a variety of condiments: mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise for sure. This sounds like a great book!

Deb said...

Tomato Paste. I want to get away from all tomato products in a can. But we LOVE tomatoes in my house. We have seedlings started for Roma and San Marzano tomatoes. How do I turn some of them into tomato paste?
My email is DebDurden@gmail.com.

Melanie said...

Definitely bread...and condiments.

Leslie said...

I would love to know how to make mustard. It feels like we always run out of it at the worst time.

Thanks! leslievogt@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

For me, it's a toss-up between bread and yogurt. We eat both, but although I haven't tried making yogurt yet, but I'd also like to improve my bread making skills.

jmart8 (at) uwo (dot) ca

Jennie Lai said...

Hi Ashley, I would love to learn to make canned tomatoes and relishes. I recently learned to make bread and yogurt and highly recommend the King Arthur website to everyone wanting to master breads! jennies11@yahoo.com

Unknown said...

Being blessed with Scandinavian heritage (Danish grandpa/Norwegian grandma), a sweet tooth just naturally accompanies me around our humble homestead on a daily basis. But it’s not just any ole sweet tooth...it’s pastry cravings! I can forego the dark chocolate or cookies, etc, but when the sweet tooth craving rolls over me, making pastry is the only “goods” that will satisfy. Like you, Ashley, I have more than one pantry staple to conquer, but the two that elude me (and these are the ones for which I usually drool!) are a bear claw and a maple-glazed Long John (maple bar). My grandma didn’t have recipes for these to share and my attempts at making either have been unsuccessful in both flavor and texture. What’s a girl to do?! I’m hoping Alana Chernilla can work her culinary magic and provide a solution.

Ashley, thanks for the opportunity to participate in The Homemade Pantry giveaway.

thammock@roadrunner.com

redhott said...

Ketchup! I tried this fall and it was terrible. There are no words to tell you what a failure it was. So I guess I need more guidance.

Lana in MI said...

Bread...I have tried several but they just don't pass the kids test. ugh. Jams would be another!
elschaub4@gmail.com

Michael Schneider said...

Biscuit/pancake "mix". It's so damn expensive.

schneidersemail@gmail.com

beanyween said...

I want to conquer sauerkraut! kathowkins@yahoo.com

cultivatejlcm said...

sandwich bread! cheese! yogurt! granola bars! i've tried all with varied success, but would love good reliable recipes that pass the kid test. This book sounds right up my alley. Thanks!

cultivatejlcm said...

sandwich bread! cheese! yogurt! granola bars! i've tried all with varied success, but would love good reliable recipes that pass the kid test. This book sounds right up my alley. Thanks!

cultivatejlcm said...

sandwich bread! cheese! yogurt! granola bars! i've tried all with varied success, but would love good reliable recipes that pass the kid test. This book sounds right up my alley. Thanks!

Molly said...

looks lovely! i've seen a number of references to this book, and i can't wait to try out the recipes!

darah said...

tomato paste. i don't know why i can't get it quite right, it's just never the right consistency or gets slightly burned. this book looks awesome!

FrugalDeb said...

Definitely a really good mustard!

Anonymous said...

I'd love to make my own crackers - flavored ones especially - using organic herbs and spices. wandraen at gmail

Sarah said...

This book looks wonderful. I think it is time to face my fear of canning.

Tiffany said...

This book looks terrific!! Right now I'm trying to find the perfect snack bar so I can stop buying Clif bars. Next will be tackling mustard and the list of things goes on.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely giveaway! I will be purchasing this book if I am not the winner. It looks fabulous - I really want to stop buying anything prepackaged. Pop tarts, crackers, ketchup, ranch - the list goes on! Mrsbrady@roadrunner.com

Annabanana said...

I really need to figure out some homemade cheeses ! Thanks for an awesome looking giveaway !

Anonymous said...

Such a great idea for a cookbook. It is so rewarding to make something you usally buy. My staple is pancake mix. But I really need to master bread for sandwiches! davnetconwayschaffer@hotmail.com

Glenda said...

I would love to make all of our snack items no more store bought pop tarts etc... :)

goodwitch272002(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jeanne said...

cheese - I would love to make homemade cheese. And, I have been lusting for this book :)

eight feet said...

I would love to make homemade graham crackers and marshmallows (and probably everything else in her book)--yum! Thanks for introducing me to Alana and for a great giveaway.

Shelagh Ayan said...

Bread, yogurt, and pickles!

jlberg said...

This book is on my wish list. I want to learn to make cheese. My email is jlheist@gmail.com. Thank you

Riley said...

This would be a welcome addition to my little shelf of cookbooks! <3

My email address is sillydaffodilly@gmail.com

Tanya said...

Would love, love, love this book!
enter me!
tanyakoenig@hotmail.com

kristen said...

What a great-looking book! Ketchup would be really goodt to start making. Also, I need a new lotion recipe, I'm becoming dissatisfied with mine...:(

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Raquel said...

I would love to make my own hot sauce and can it. We seem to go through hot sauce like its liquid gold in my house.

maddogmusher said...

I would have to say bread and pasta. I would also love to make my own cheese.

Love, love your blog too!

Maggie

My email is: heil4@frontiernet.net.

maddogmusher said...

I would have to say bread and pasta. I would also love to make my own cheese.

Love, love your blog too!

Maggie

My email is: heil4@frontiernet.net.

Sarah said...

Tortillas!

Avygator said...

For me, being from india it would have to be my grandmothers mixed vegetable pickle. Not at all what Americans think of as pickle. Yummmm!

Unknown said...

This sounds great! I would like to replace mustard. I've tried and have had mixed results. So many other items too though.
Thanks! dianne
dbt1121 at gmail.com

Caron said...

I would love to try it all! The crackers and snack sections look very interesting and the cover looks so yummy!
email: caroncorb@yahoo.com

Jessica said...

This is exciting! I've been making all of our bread since New Year would love to add some home made condiments to our pantry.

Jerri said...

Love your blog first of all, just stumbled upon it a few days ago. I would love to learn to make a healthy whole wheat bread that doesn't taste like cardboard and a few of the condiments we use on a regular basis such as ketchup & mayo.Thanks for the contest.

Sara said...

I've already got a lot of things like bread, granola, granola bars and yogurt covered. I would love to try cheese, ketchup, and spice mixes, though! Thanks!

Ashley said...

Greetings from Canada! I've always wanted to tackle sauerkraut, being as we are surrounded by Ukranian/Polish settlers here in own area. My kitchen "bucket list" also extends to everything from making cheese to "hide the recipe, oh so good" SALSA! Would absolutely love a copy of this eye pleasing book!

Geraldine said...

Ah! This book is just what I've been looking for! I've always wanted to make cheese, yogurt, butter, and I long to master the art of sourdough bread. I'm working on the last one, but the rest I've yet to try. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Surya said...

This looks like just the thing! Thanks for the offer. thefindingprincess@yahoo.com

Hollie said...

This book looks wonderful! In the past year or so, we have been trying to make as much of our own food as we can, and this book looks like it would definitely be a great helper.

Hollie said...

This book looks wonderful! In the past year or so, we have been trying to make as much of our own food as we can, and this book looks like it would definitely be a great helper.

Anonymous said...

oh so many! bread! yogurt! bread! :)
hilarymk@yahoo.com

Lauren said...

Yogurt and bread are at the top of my list. Looks like a great book, thanks for the giveaway!

Cheryl said...

Bread!
cherylteddy@hotmail.com

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