Make the Bread, Buy the Butter

Apr 12, 2014

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Today's show has aired on eight previous dates, most recently on February 11, 2014.  

When blogger Jennifer Reese lost her job, she began a series of food-related experiments. Economizing by making her own peanut butter, pita bread, and yogurt, she found that “doing it yourself” doesn’t always cost less or taste better. In fact, she found that the joys of making some foods from scratch—marshmallows, hot dog buns, and hummus—can be augmented by buying certain ready-made foods—butter, ketchup, and hamburger buns. Tired? Buy your mayonnaise. Inspired? Make it.

Make the Bread, Buy the Butter has 120 recipes with eminently practical yet deliciously fun “make or buy” recommendations. And we'll send the book right to your door!

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  • Jennifer Reese is the author of Make the Bread, Buy the Butter.