Food For Thought / Your Grocery Budget: Store-Bought vs. Homemade

05.19.09 | Sherri Watters

Is it cheaper to buy food products pre-made in a store, or is it better to make them yourself? Sherri Watters and Sarah Harnisch help you make sense of your grocery bill.

Sherri's Homemade Mayonnaise

(Have all ingredients at room temperature. Cold eggs won't do the deal.)
1 egg + 1 yolk
1 cup canola oil or olive oil
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp powdered mustard
2 tablespoons vinegar or lemon juice

Put everything but the oil in the blender. Whizz it all up for a minute. Then add the oil in a continuous stream until you can see the blender's not mixing anymore

Homemade mayonnaise is not the same as you get in the grocery store. The flavor is amazing! However if you want to go to something more like Miracle Whip the difference is vinegar and sugar. Those can both be added to the recipe after adding the mayo. I use raw sugar and apple cider vinegar. Dissolve the sugar in the vinegar first. You can use this for about a week after making. Stored in a glass container in the fridge it tastes best that way.

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on 04.18.11 Joyce Gifford commented

Was this the dressing that was on the Sweet Pasta Sat. night at the dinner concert? Also how did you get the turkey to have such a good flavor?