I was thinking about ways to save money and fun projects and I thought about buying a "yogurt maker" I did the math and calculated that it would pay for itself in 6 months, not bad eh? But then I got to thinking that I really don't want another appliance taking up space at the tiny farm. (Note the "tiny") After a quick internet search I found a fantastic website makeyourownyogurt.com It gives clear step by step instructions (even has a downloadable/printable pdf) on how to make your own yogurt and instead of the store-bought yogurt makers, you use a heating pad, which we already had. Best of all, the directions worked! It clearly states to use plain Dannon brand yogurt, but all we had was Mountain High, which worked just fine.
I made 6 cups of organic yogurt
Cost to me: $1.65
(a net savings of $2.85 over store-bought)
Already saving money, 6 cups of yogurt in re-used jars