Brown Sugar

I have been in this quest lately to make as many things "from scratch" or "homemade" as possible. There are several reasons for my "insanity" as my husband refers to it. He thinks that I am the only person that gets excited about making things from scratch. I know that there are lots of people out there that feel the same as I do. First reason, I had set three financial goals for myself to accomplish before I quit working. Because of the addition of our latest son and my job situation changing I only met two of those goals. I met the goals for my Roth IRA and IRA, but not my 401K. I was extremely close to meeting the 401K. So, in my quest to meet that goal I need to save money around the house. Making so many things from scratch has help. Second reason, the unstable world we live in. We get a lot of earthquakes and wind storms here in Alaska. We could at any point loose electricity or we could have the next big earthquake. Not to mention the situation our county is putting it's self in. The third reason came after watching the movie Food, Inc. This really made me think about our country's food supply chain. By making things yourself you know exactly what is it.

With that all said, I now no longer buy brown sugar. I don't know why I ever bought it in the first place. Just habit I guess. If you don't already do this you should. It's so easy and it tastes SOOO much better. It makes a difference in your baking also. As you know brown sugar is just sugar with molasses and some added chemicals. If you make it yourself you get to leave out the chemicals. It's also so much more fluffy that store bought brown sugar.

Brown Sugar

1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon of molasses (if you like dark brown sugar add more molasses)

Mix for about 10 - 15 minutes, depending on the amount of molasses added. Enjoy!

It stays at this stage for awhile. To the point that you begin to think that it will never mix up.

Then just when your ready to give up it finally starts to look like this.
Then you end up with this.

Homemade brown sugar.         

 I've got a couple of things to post that are homemade. What do you make from scratch? I'm always looking for more ideas.



  1. oh my word!! I never even thought of doing this! I am will be making my own from now on though:) SO EXCITED TO MAKE IT!!!!

  2. Your pictures are awesome, by the way!!!



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