Did you notice all the information out there. I saw at least 30 pages of stuff to make from scratch. Thinking about it I guess at one point these store bought items weren't available. People only ever made cakes from scratch and then box mixes came out and I'm sure there were people who thought it was just wrong and would never take off.
I'm not sure where I found it but someone mentioned making vanilla extract from scratch for some handmade Christmas presents and I looked up many other recipes of things to make from scratch. Its inspired me to try out some things.
I've always wanted to try making a cake from scratch. I've only ever done it from a boxed mix but perhaps I'll get up enough courage to try. After all I make my own Lemon Loaf from scratch how hard can it be?
For some reason I've been on this kick of making things on my own. Since making my own salsa ever since we were first married I realized that first of all its really cheap (I can make 12 jars for around $5.) and also I can control the hotness level because I'm not into the spicy foods. So why couldn't I do that with other things? I know that somethings are just worth the money spent on the store bought for your time but I've wondered what I'd do if I didn't have certain items that I've gotten so used to buying. So I'll give some things a try. I'll let you know how it goes.