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Old 09-14-2005, 11:55 AM   #1
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What's your definition of home made?

I always thought it was something you make that does not include a preboxed product (i.e. cake mix, pasta mix, etc).

Someone recently told me I was wrong. That the type of cooking I am referring to is called from scratch, but home made stuff has boxed ingredients.

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Old 09-14-2005, 12:05 PM   #2
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I always considered homemade and made from scratch the same ..... something you made at home that wasn't prepackage
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Old 09-14-2005, 01:00 PM   #3
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Home-made is anything that is made straight from scratch.
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Old 09-14-2005, 01:02 PM   #4
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I agree that home made is from scratch.
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Old 09-14-2005, 02:17 PM   #5
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I agree with you guys, but my sister tells me I take all the heart out of my cookies by using my standing mixer and not a wooden spoon. Aparantly, my cookies are homemade with no heart.
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Old 09-14-2005, 02:19 PM   #6
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I don't agree.. you make them
for the people you love.. that puts the "heart" right back in.
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Old 09-14-2005, 02:25 PM   #7
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Then what does "From Scratch" mean?

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Old 09-14-2005, 02:32 PM   #8
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Putting my signature aside for a moment, for me, "from scratch" means the ingredients you use in a recipe are at or near the lowest level of processing. That is, individual ingredients from individual sources that someone else did not do any prep. for you.

for example:

flour
butter
milk
seasonings
mushrooms

NOT

A can of cream of mushroom soup.


I see this as different from "home made" where mom or dad makes a meal for the family that may include some prepackaged foods.

...and please, let's not get started on Semi-Home Made.
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Old 09-14-2005, 02:33 PM   #9
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According to some definitions I looked up homemade is made or produced in the home or by yourself; "homemade bread"

From Scratch means -
from the beginning; "he baked the torte from scratch" .

BUT - if I baked a loaf of bread in my bread machine using a boxed bread mix I still might say it was homemade but NOT from scratch.

If I baked chocolate chip cookies from a boxed mix I don't think I'd be inclined to say they were homemade - only if I made them from scratch would I say they were homemade.

Technically - I guess they would be homemade according to the definition. It just has to be made at home or by yourself.
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Old 09-14-2005, 02:36 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Andy M.
...and please, let's not get started on Semi-Home Made.
Boy, I'm with you there -
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