Sure, made-from-scratch stock like grandma used to make is frugal beyond belief. But wait till you see what it does for your cooking.
Mindy Fox is the food editor of La Cucina Italiana magazine and a former editor at Saveur Magazine. Her recipes and writings have appeared in The London Times, Food & Wine, Martha Stewart Living, Real Simple, Gourmet, Country Living, and Parenting magazines, as well as BonAppetit.com. Her first book, A Bird in the Oven and Then Some, was featured in The New York Times' 2010 Best Cookbooks of the Year and Food & Wine's Best of the Best.