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    29 Foods You Didn't Know You Could DIY

    There's nothing more intoxicating than the power to create limitless numbers of tater tots in your own home.

    1. Homemade Tater Tots

    Amy Wisniewski, // Ore-Ida

    Hard to say exactly what it is about pellet-shaped hash browns, but gosh, aren't they magical? Try the basic recipe first and then play around with cool flavors and dipping sauces.

    2. Homemade Magic Shell

    James Ransom, / Smucker's

    Real witchery: Melted chocolate + coconut oil turns solid when it hits cold ice cream. Get the recipe.

    3. Homemade Klondike Bars

    Michelle Norris, / Unilever

    The ultimate application of the aforementioned magic shell. Get the recipe.

    4. Homemade English Muffins / Thomas

    Once you make your own crannies, you'll never go back. Get the recipe.

    5. Homemade Greek Yogurt

    Molly Sheridan, / Fage

    Or regular yogurt, if you prefer; just leave out the final step of straining. Get the recipe.

    6. Homemade Sesame Sticks

    Molly Sheridan, / Planter's

    Bad news for incurable snackers. Get the recipe.

    7. Homemade Marshmallow Creme

    Michelle Norris, / Durkee-Mower, Inc.

    Fluffernutter sandwich, here I come! Get the recipe.

    8. Homemade Raisins

    Molly Sheridan, / Sun-Maid

    One of those things that you obviously don't need to make yourself, but should probably try just because it's so neat. Get the recipe.

    9. Homemade Mustard

    Megan Gilmore, / Maille

    Nice and spicy and, more importantly, very easy. Get the recipe.

    10. Homemade Cinnamon Toast Crunch

    Tieghan Gerard, / General Mills

    There's nothing like eating what are essentially sugar-covered squares of pastry dough for breakfast. Get the recipe.

    11. Homemade Bagels / Foursquare - Murray's

    Takes some doing, but imagine how proud your bubbe will be. Get the recipe.

    12. Homemade Cream Cheese

    Molly Sheridan, / Philadelphia

    Listen, I made this schmear with my own two hands and I'll apply it at a depth of three inches if I so choose. Get the recipe.

    13. Homemade Lox / Ocean Beauty

    Curing salmon with salt and herbs is easier than you think; it just takes a little patience. Get the recipe.

    14. Homemade Fortune Cookies

    Anna Hezel, / Andrew Malone, Flickr Creative Commons

    Prophecy: You will eat at least six of these cookies in one sitting. Get the recipe.

    15. Homemade Chocolate Almond Milk

    Dana Shultz, / Silk

    Sort of like Yoo-Hoo for grownups (and vegans). Get the recipe.

    16. Homemade Crushed Red Pepper / McCormick

    This is a great way to rescue fresh hot peppers that have shriveled up because you forget to use them. Get the recipe.

    17. Homemade Cornflakes

    Alejandra Ramos, / Kellogg's

    You just need cornmeal and a few other basic ingredients to make this cereal. Get the recipe.

    18. Homemade Sriracha

    Carey Nershi, / Huy Fong

    19. Homemade Peanut Butter Chips

    Dana Shultz, / Reese's

    For all your chunky cookie needs. Get the recipe.

    20. Homemade Oyster Crackers

    Molly Sheridan, / Premium

    Who's got the soup? Get the recipe.

    21. Homemade Cultured Buttermilk

    Jill Winger, / Byrne Dairy

    You can make all kinds of cultured dairy products at home; the same basic principle works for sour cream too. Get the instructions for both here.

    22. Homemade Grape Nuts

    Molly Sheridan, / Serious Eats

    For those who enjoy a good molar workout. Get the recipe.

    23. Homemade Dairy-Free Ice Cream

    Ashley McLaughlin, / So Delicious

    Nothing tastes better than not paying $7 for a single pint feels. Get the recipe.

    24. Homemade Sprinkles

    Michelle Lopez, / Wilton

    Because these are made with simple icing, they taste like sugar and vanilla instead of wax and nothingness. Get the recipe.

    25. Homemade Maraschino Cherries

    Julie Grice, / Luxardo

    There are a few ways to go about this; the recipe shown here uses Amaretto (almond-flavored) liqueur and includes instructions for sealing the jars in a hot-water bath. If you're looking for something a little simpler, try this New York Times recipe using Maraschino liqueur.

    26. Homemade Flavored Vodka

    Emma Christensen, / Smirnoff

    Works with any kind of fruit that strikes your fancy. Here's how to do it. You can also try infusing liquor with lots of different herbs, spices, and other stuff.

    27. Homemade Hot Dog Buns / Arnold

    You'll be the belle of the barbecue. Get the recipe.

    28. Butter

    Jessie Cross, / Land O Lakes

    One of the small miracles in life: All you have to do is whip cream wayyyy longer than you normally would (a Kitchenaid mixer helps with that) until the butterfat magically separates out. Get the full instructions here.

    29. Digestive Biscuits

    londonbakes, / McVitie's

    You could skip the chocolate coating, but...why? Get the recipe.

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