Giveaway: The Homemade Pantry: 101 Foods You Can Stop Buying and Start Making

I have good news and I have bad news.

First the bad news – no Pantry Revamp recipe today.  (I know, I know…. you’re shedding a few tears.)

Now the good news – today I am excited to bring you a giveaway!  As you know, I am a huge fan of Alana Chernila’s book The Homemade Pantry: 101 Foods You Can Stop Buying and Start Making.  I’ve made several of her recipes and shared some of them with you as part of my Pantry Revamp series here on the blog.

Here’s a review that a fellow blogger, the Homestead Lady, did of the book, in case you’re interested in reading more: Homestead Lady Review of The Homemade Pantry

Please enter below and send your friends!  The more the merrier. (The entry period begins today, May 14th, and ends next Friday, May 24th.  There are three entry opportunities.  You may complete all three entries (for three chances to win) or just the one or two if you want.  Completely up to you.)

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Disclosure:  I was not financially compensated in any way for this post.  I have purchased this book with my own funds.  All opinions about the book are 100% my own.  This post contains affiliate links. For more information, check out our policies and disclousures.

This giveaway is open to US Residents ages 18 and over only.  (Sorry to those living outside the US, as the blog grows, this will change.) Entries close on May 21 at 11:59 pm and winners will be drawn by May 23.


  1. Thank you for this opportunity! Sounds like an interesting book! 🙂 Richelle Hull

    • I sign in and it tells me it will post as my Google account. Sigh….. Anyway, if you need more of my info, let me know. 🙂 (Being optimistic here! LOL!)

  2. Great giveaway. I really need to do more homemade replacements of convenience foods.


  3. i think this book would compliment my zero waste pantry and efforts very nicely. thanks so much for the opportunity!

  4. Cool book. If I don’t win it, I might have to buy it.

  5. I like that this would help me replace some of the over processed foods we eat with healthier, whole food versions I make at home.

    A marie hj saver

  6. This looks like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Jennifer at 1840 Farm

  7. definitly on my wish list if i dont win :)!

  8. Anytime I can make something from scratch and eliminate a trip to the store I’m a happy camper. 3 of my 4 children are sensitive to food coloring so many of their favorite things are off the grocery list permanently. If I can duplicate those items at home using better ingredients I’ll be the hero of the day.

  9. I’m always interested in trying to “make my own”, so this sounds great!

  10. I like that it’s budget friendly, healthier for you, and down home goodness!

  11. I’m slowly moving into a self sufficient lifestyle and this book would be an excellent addition to my evergrowing bookshelf! 🙂

  12. I love baking and anything homemade!! The pop-tarts/toaster strudels on the cover look delicious!

  13. I haven’t even heard about this book before, or your blog. I saw someone post about it on Facebook, and had to come check it out for myself. I would be super excited to win a copy of this book because it says the recipes are “approachable”, which is what I really need. I can work my way around the kitchen okay, but trying to find anything new that is from scratch and homemade is where I get lost. It sounds like this is a book I’ve been dreaming of adding to my cookbook collection, but didn’t know it even existed until now.

    Rick & Michelle

  14. We have food allergies and have to avoid many packaged foods – to have recipes to make our own would be a godsend.

  15. I am super excited to find more recipes for homemade treats my kids will eat!

  16. I love that she works in a tight budget. I do, too. I would like to kick a little of the processed food habit.

  17. I’m interested in it because we’re also trying to get rid of all the boxed, processed foods.

    Sarah K.

  18. This book looks very interesting! 😀

  19. Making Pop Tarts. My family is constantly bugging me for Pop Tarts, so this would be win for all of us!

  20. I have been dying to get this book! So thank you for the opportunity!
    I am really motivated to make my own crackers and condiments – so much packaging for so little food. Thanks for the opportunity!

  21. I have seen this book before, just haven’t gotten a copy yet! To win it would be the best! Contests are so much fun! Thank you for holding it!

  22. I would like to read how she makes some of the popular snack foods, like pop tarts which my family loves but I hate to purchase.

  23. A homemade pantry is something I have been striving for for a long time. I would be most interested in mixes and crackers since those are things I really do hate to buy.


  24. I would love this book. For myself, or maybe as a gift to my daughter. Thank you for the opportunity.

  25. I love the idea of making things myself instead of buying chemical-laden foods. Thanks for a fun giveaway.
    Fresh Eggs Daily

  26. We’re trying to do less preprocessed and commercial products. This is a great way to help! Thank you for the opportunity!!

  27. I would love to win this book! We’re simplifying also.

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    • Okay I totally had 6 typos in my first comment. So here it is again.

      You have already inspired me to make my own yogurt and granola. The amount of money I save each week at the store is significant because of these changes. I can only assume you are leading me in the right direction with this book. Thanks Little Homesteaders.

  29. I’ve read the post about making homemade poptarts, and while I haven’t made them (yet) I was pretty inspired by the flavor combinations.

  30. Poptarts from scratch? I don’t even like poptarts and that sounds good!

  31. Thanks for the info! I hope I win so I can try this out!

  32. I’d love to win this book – sounds great!

  33. I would love to kick the packaged foods and this book would help me do so!
    Crystal A.
    websurfergirl19 AT hotmail DOT com

  34. My kids deserve to have their favorite foods made healthier by these recipes.

  35. I’m interested in recipes from scratch. Thanks for this offer.

  36. I’d like to see her recipes for ketchup and crackers. I’ve tried making them before and they were gross. Maybe she has some pointers.

  37. I want to find a recipe for complete pancake mix. I love to find recipes to take the place of prepackaged stuff.

  38. I would LOVE to create more healthy food for my family!!! Thank you so much for the give-away offer : )

  39. Thank you for the chance to win this, I would like to make the pop-tart looking pastries on the cover

  40. Great idea,I love how you can take those items and make them healthy and adjust to your own tastes thank u

  41. I like the replacements for the store bought condiments. Thank you so much for doing this giveaway!

  42. Over the past year I’ve started making a lot of things at home instead of buying the store version…and it’s been great! I would love this book because I could expand on what’s already working in our home.

  43. oh we have just started on this journey -I now have homemade pancake mix -ready to use in my pantry -would love recipes for ketchup etc.

  44. I love making things so that I know every ingredient that is going in to them. What an awesome compilation of recipes to buy less processed food.

  45. Wow! This book sounds perfect for me. I have been trying to get the packaged stuff out and make everything from scratch. There are recipes in this book for things I haven’t even thought about making like lasagna noodles!

  46. Borrowed this book from the library. Definitely one to put on my wish list.

  47. This would help my son have things that other kids eat. He is allergic to food dyes and preservatives (we just found out a few weeks ago), so he doesnt get to eat like his friends. This would help all my kids feel a bit better about themselves.

  48. I love a good homemade Chai! That’s the first thing I saw on the Amazon page. I find making things from scratch so much easier because all you have to have on hand is bulk ingredients. Kids want cookies? Throw things together. I’d love to have more of a homemade pantry.

  49. Sounds like a fun book!

  50. condiments!!! we are ketsup crazy here! thanks!

  51. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win this book. We cannot get books like this where I live so to win this would be so fantastic as it sounds like a book that I could wear the cover out on for sure. Thank you again for this opportunity.

  52. I saw that it has a recipe for graham crackers! I’m hooked on this book.

  53. i checked this our from our library — awesome. i’d like a copy of my own. thanks for the chance. katharine.

  54. ooh..this book sounds great! Id love to make the pastries on the cover…and salad dressings!

  55. i think the book will pay for itself when you are able to make everything you used to buy

  56. This book seems like it is right up my alley. I would really like to know what goes into making cheeses. I love the feeling of taking the time to make something that is good for my family.

  57. This book gives some great ideas on how to make your own food. Also stop using so many boxes of mixes and prepackaged meals.

  58. I borrowed this book from the public library and loved it, just haven’t had the extra money to buy it yet! I love that it has such a variety of foods that you make yourself. It will pay for itself many times over!

    Angela Rhodes

  59. This book looks like just the thing I need. With my hypo blood sugar I always struggle with the hidden sugars in processed foods and so have been unable to enjoy anything like them. I also saw it has a recipe for sauerkraut, something my family loves.

  60. It happens to show up on my books to review – since I am reviewing all 2012 Goodreads nominees and winners on my blog. The book looks good!

  61. Everything in this book sounds interesting to me, but especially the corn tortillas & mozzarella cheese. This book is on my Amazon wish list.

  62. More homemade and less pre-packaged foods!

  63. I love making things myself. Love that there is a book that puts it all in one place.

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