Make kitchen staples that are tastier, healthier and more budget friendly than their store-bought counterparts! Cookbook author Alana Chernila starts by sharing simple and cost-effective tips for buying bulk ingredients. Then, learn how to create a totally addictive granola and transform it into healthy snack bars. Making your own yogurt is easy with Alana's tips for preparing this thick and creamy treat on your stovetop or slow cooker. And, she shares the secrets to making irresistible jams — no canning required. Next, find out how to make dill pickles at home, and create your own tasty nut butters, including a crave-worthy chocolate hazelnut spread. Finally, master a flaky homemade crust for pies, toaster pastries and more, and stop buying those tiny, expensive tubs of hummus with Alana's simple recipe! Plus, learn how to whip up homemade ice cream and frozen yogurt for delicious desserts your guests will love.