7 Delicious DIYs For The Overachieving Foodie

Hardcore home cooks: Right this way, please.

Convenience, as far as food is concerned, does not cater to the obsessed. It does not cater to those passionate about the process, those who are at their happiest digging their hands into a squishy ball of dough or spending hours scouring the internet and their bookshelves for their next project.

While we’re all for fast fixes — quick weeknight dinners and convenient work lunches — we’re often happy to go the extra mile and make things at home rather than buy them at the store. If you feel the same way, here are seven edible projects to add to your to-do list.

1. Homemade English Muffins and Pickled Strawberry Jam

This is Momofuku Milk Bar pastry chef Christina Tosi’s recipe, and we’ve got step by step instructions. Get the recipe at Food52

2. DIY Cinnamon Toast Crunch

Your favorite childhood junky cereal, made with real, pronounceable ingredients. It’s practically health food now.

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3. Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

Speaking of health food, ranch dressing makes vegetables taste better. It’s a fact.

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4. Make Your Own Pickles

These take seven days to make. Eat your little DIY heart out.

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5. Bagels From Scratch

Baking bagels at home means getting to top or fill them with whatever you want. We’re making cinnamon raisin bagels that actually have more than one measly raisin in each.

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6. Kale Chips

There is no reason to pay an exorbitant price for this snack at the health food store. Just tear some kale into pieces, season, and bake.

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7. Homemade S’mores Ice Cream

So get this: you make a massive s’more, chop it up into bits, stir it into ice cream, and refreeze. What could possibly be better?

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