aking from scratch doesn't need to be intimidating. Remember, people made cakes and cookies long before mixes.
This site is recipes I've collected or developed over the years. None of them require any fancy tools, ingredients or techniques - your Mom or Grandmom could have made them, and maybe did.
If you're new to baking from scratch, I have a page of tips, tools, and techniques to help you out. The most expensive thing you need is a mixer, but get a cheap one.
If I got the recipe from a book, or other site, I'll name it.