03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

45 Food Essentials You Can Make Yourself (But Never Thought You Could)

There are many food items that people regularly buy that they could make at home; healthier, cheaper, and tastier. In days past people did not run to the store every time they needed ketchup or baking powder, they made what they needed themselves from basic materials. You can do the same. How many of the following items have you made from scratch?