I know everyone and their mother has written a list like this by now, but I felt like adding my two cents. I’ve found that the more time I spend baking, the stronger my opinions become on what should be made from scratch and what should just be bought. Aaah, those idealistic days back when I thought (spoiler alert!) making puff pastry from scratch was a good idea! Obviously, at the end of the day this all comes down to a matter of personal preference. While I may despise making puff pastry, it might be one of the baking endeavors that you look forward to and that’s totally cool. If you have tips or tricks that save you time, money, or effort, please share away!