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with Alana Chernila
Online Class

The From-Scratch Kitchen

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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.


  • intermediate
  • 8 episodes
  • 2h19m

Included in this Class

1. Granola

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

2. Yogurt

Don't think you have enough time to make yogurt at home? Think again! Using two simple ingredients, Alana demonstrates her hassle-free technique of preparing thick, creamy yogurt on the stovetop -- or in a slow cooker. Create custom flavors by adding espresso powder or a dollop of homemade jam.

3. Refrigerator Jam

3. Refrigerator Jam

Use the fruit and berries you have on hand for fresh jams your friends and family will love. No canning required! Alana walks you through the process of making delicious plum ginger and strawberry pinot noir jams, then shares different flavor combinations you can try for mouthwatering results.