Made from Scratch vs. The Box

Are you the “I made this from scratch” type of person when it comes to cooking and baking? Or would you rather create something quick and easy, right from “the box”?

For me, it depends on a few different things…

For example:

If I’m in the type of a mood where I’m happy and confident, I’ll try anything. I’d be most likely to do something “from scratch” and not really be too worried about the outcome – I’d just try my best.

However, if I’m in one of my “good grief, I can’t do ANYTHING right” moods, then I’d go for “the box” and forget it.

Now, if I’m pressed for time, I’ll go for “the box”. If not, I might try it “from scratch”.

And sometimes “the box” is cheaper than “from scratch”.

But the thing I’ve found out about “from scratch” stuff is that you probably already have everything in your kitchen needed to make it!

Case in point: last night I made home-made from scratch brownies for a friend. See?


I was really excited with how the batter turned out! It was SO light and fluffy – I went back and checked the recipe again because I thought for sure I had done something wrong. I’d never seen brownie batter look like that!

My husband proclaimed them amazing, and that was good enough for me. And you know what? I didn’t have to stop what I was doing and go to the store and get a box of brownie mix! I didn’t have to spend any money!

Okay, okay, I know, I know, here’s the RECIPE!

I would encourage you, if you have a little extra time, and you can find a recipe for something that uses ingredients you already have on hand, try making something from scratch! Who knows? You might never go back to “the box”!

2 thoughts on “Made from Scratch vs. The Box

  1. Today I made box cake, threw some choc. chips in, and frosted with from scratch frosting. Yes, I am multi-talented.

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