Selected by the New York Times as a Notable Cookbook of 2011, by USA Today as a Best Holiday Gift â€śFor the Foodie,â€ť and by More.com as one of their Best Cookbooks of the Year.WHEN BLOGGER JENNIFER REESE LOST HER JOB, SHE BEGAN A SERIES OF FOOD-RELATED EXPERIMENTS. Economizing by making her own peanut butter, pita bread, and yogurt, she found that â€śdoing it yourselfâ€ť doesnâ€™t always cost less or taste better. In fact, she found that the joys of making some foods from scratchâ€” marshmallows, hot dog buns, and hummusâ€”can be augmented by buying certain ready-made foodsâ€”butter, ketchup, and hamburger buns. Tired? Buy your mayonnaise. Inspired? Make it. With Reeseâ€™s fresh voice and delightful humor, Make the Bread, Buy the Butter has 120 recipes with eminently practical yet deliciously fun â€śmake or buyâ€ť recommendations. Her tales include living with a backyard full of cheerful chickens, muttering ducks, and adorable baby goats; countertops laden with lacto-fermenting pickles; and closets full of mellowing cheeses. Hereâ€™s the full picture of what is involved in a truly homemade life and how to get the most out of your time in the kitchenâ€”with the good news that you shouldnâ€™t try to make everything yourself.