9 Homemade Versions of Your Favorite Store-bought Staples Because It's Time to Step Up Your Game

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While it's easy to just stop off at your neighborhood grocery store whenever you need a staple item, making your own is both rewarding and often healthier — homemade versions may be free of the unnecessary additives, preservatives, and excess sodium that store-bought brands can contain. So next time you need to stock up on some of your favorite pantry basics (or even specialty items), skip the store and try your hand at your these nine recipes instead.

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