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Make it From Scratch #2

Welcome to the second edition of Make if From Scratch! This started as a one time contest, but we had so much fun, we decided to make it a weekly event. To see the entries from the first time, click here. Onto the entries for this week.

Sweet Treats
Homemade fudge, you can't be that for Christmas, Valentines Day, or everyday in my book! Kathy Maister presents Home-Made Chocolate Fudge posted at Kathy Maister's startcooking.com.

This week I had a little rant about a so called recipe and decided I'd make Andes Peppermint Crunch Cupcakes from scratch.

Is Delilah trying to earn bonus points? Her entry is from a cookbook that I gave her, using an ingredient I also gave her. Hmmm... Jam cake sounds delicious.

Breads and Dairy
Phelan shares with us how she made Florentine noodles using her dehydrator in Make it from Scratch posted at A Homesteading Neophyte. ****Give away alert**** She is offering a fresh batch of these to a random winner. Go get your name in the hat!

Heather has found a way to save some grocery money, and get better tasting waffles. She presents Make It From Scratch: Baking Mix posted at It's all for the best.

Devildogwife tells a little about her homemade spaghetti sauce and gives us her recipe for homemade biscuits.

A wealth of from scratch ideas can be found at the The Common Room. DeputyHeadmistress posted The Common Room: Make it From Scratch- Yogurt for the contest, but since she had made it before, did not enter it. This week she also brings us, Bread Recipe, Redux. This dough can be left in the refrigerator until you need it, up to four days. Her family made this bread to use with 50 kids who shaped their loaves into teddy bears and other fun shapes.

Other Fun Things
Need a new purse? Cindy shows you how to make one. Can you guess, from the picture, what it is made from? You might be surprised. Go see Free Granny Square Pattern.

I love fish tanks. They are so relaxing. I'm not sure why we don't have one. Hmm... Nolan + tank of water with little squirmy things inside, maybe that is why! Thinking of starting your own tank? SengAun Ong presents Freshwater Aquarium Starter Guide posted at Tipskey - Unlock Practicality.

Thank you all for such great entries!

Have something you've been thinking of trying? Next week is challenge week! We will feature items made from scratch for the first time. I haven't decided what I'm making yet. I may choose something from my list or maybe something completely different.

Don't forget, for challenge week, I also offer a prize. I know I'll be offering a choice of blackberry jam or vinegar, but haven't decided on other options. Any requests?

Challenge yourself to make something new and share it on your blog, then enter it in the Carnival. More details can be found here.

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