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James Reed made homemade ketchup and toaster pastries at his home.
The ingredients to ketchup in the cookbook "The Homemade Pantry."
Tomatoes were added to the pot.
Spices were arranged in clear bowls.
Tomatoes and spices were stirred together.
Side-by-side homemade ketchup and Heinz ketchup.
An egg was cracked and stirred in a bowl to coat the toaster pastries.
Reed rolled the dough.
Reed cut the dough into several pieces.
Reed placed the sliced dough on a sheet.
The dough was coated with egg.
Side-by-side, a toaster pastry and a Pop Tart.
JAMES REED/GLOBE STAFF
The finished toaster pastries that Reed made from the cookbook "The Homemade Pantry."
JASCHA FRANKLIN-HODGE FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE
The ingredients to homemade chicken nuggets.
A chicken nugget gets ready to go in the oven.
The nuggets from "The Homemade Pantry" had a nice crunch.
A side-by-side comparison of McDonalds McNuggets and homemade chicken nuggets.
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