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The From-Scratch Kitchen

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Discover how easy it is to make pantry essentials at home. From pickles to jams, create your favorites and kiss added preservatives, sugar and salt goodbye!

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What You Get

  • 8 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including recipes
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Alana Chernila
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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Make kitchen staples that are tastier, healthier and more budget friendly than their store-bought counterparts! Cookbook author Alana Chernila starts by sharing simple and cost-effective tips for buying bulk ingredients. Then, learn how to create a totally addictive granola and transform it into healthy snack bars. Making your own yogurt is easy with Alana's tips for preparing this thick and creamy treat on your stovetop or slow cooker. And, she shares the secrets to making irresistible jams — no canning required. Next, find out how to make dill pickles at home, and create your own tasty nut butters, including a crave-worthy chocolate hazelnut spread. Finally, master a flaky homemade crust for pies, toaster pastries and more, and stop buying those tiny, expensive tubs of hummus with Alana's simple recipe! Plus, learn how to whip up homemade ice cream and frozen yogurt for delicious desserts your guests will love.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Granola
Meet cookbook author Alana Chernila and start making your favorite pantry staples from scratch. Discover efficient and cost-effective methods of buying ingredients in bulk as you mix up a crunchy, flavorful granola, which can be customized to your liking. Then, see how to turn it into granola bars for a healthy on-the-go snack!
2. Yogurt
3. Refrigerator Jam
4. Pickles
5. Nut Butter & Chocolate Hazelnut Butter
6. Pie Crust & Toaster Pastries
7. Hummus & Pita Chips
8. Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt

Taught by

Alana Chernila
Alana Chernila
Alana Chernila is a cookbook author, food writer and cooking teacher with a passion for from-scratch cooking. She chronicles her own cooking pursuits on her website, Eating From The Ground Up, and she is the author of The Homemade Pantry: 101 Foods You Can Stop Buying and Start Making.

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