Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: Homemade Deliciousness

What’s something you usually buy that you wish you could make all by yourself?

I’ve been experimenting this week trying to make the Blue Diamond Cocoa Almonds. If I make it work, I’ll post the recipe. I think I’m getting close.

What would you like to make?

By [E] Sally Lawton

My food groups are cheese, bacon, and hot tea. I like studying cities and playing with my cat, Buffy.

23 replies on “Lunchtime Poll: Homemade Deliciousness”

I usually buy the cranberry ones, so if I made it myself, I’d probably do some sort of fruity tea too. My husband thinks it’s gross, so MORE FOR ME. I’ve tried the kind with chia seeds in it …. it is sort of like drinking the non-junk food version of that weird Orbitz drink from the 90s.

My secret is using Crisco (solid vegetable shortening, I’ve seen it called olio, as well) instead of butter. It’s probably worse for a body than butter in the long run, but it makes a great, flaky crust that stands up to any filling. Also, don’t over mix. Use a fork instead of an electric mixer and blend your crust ingredients just long enough for everything to stick together.


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