Originally Posted by conan the librarian
Usually, I leave it to restaurants to make things that are heavy on sugar, fat, salt, and carbs. That's what they do best, so let them do it. Have it as a treat.
Deep fried anything
Cakes and pies and cookies and candy
But mostly deep fried anything
Ice cream, my aunt made it and not worth the effort.
Candy, my aunt made it, not worth the effort, usually. (Home made caramel is great but a pain to make.)
Cake , pie and cookies, I can make as good as you can buy, for most part, especially cookies, so I do not pay for cookies, and rarely buy pies but do not eat much cake.
Deep fried, most I can do as well as a restaurant but it is easier to buy pre-fried chicken.
Pizza I prefer to leave to the restaurants, I have bought foo-foo brands and 2 out of 5 are worth the price, and I get tired of Jack's after a while.
I have enough cooking gadgets, taking up space, that even if I want another one, I can resist easily.