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7 DIY Projects for the Overachiever in All of Us

By • August 30, 2013 • 8 Comments

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.

English Muffins and Pickled Strawberry Jam from Christina Tosi

Christina Tosi's English Muffins on Food52

 

Seven-Day Pickles from MrsWheelbarrow

Seven Day Pickles

 

Cinnamon Toast Crunch from Tieghan

Cinnamon Toast Crunch from Food52

 

Bagels from Kenzi Wilbur

Homemade Bagels from Food52

 

Buttermilk Ranch (In a Jar!) from Tara O'Brady

Buttermilk Ranch Dressing from Food52

 

Kale Chips from Becky Rosenthal

Kale Chips from Food52

 

S'mores Ice Cream from dashandbella

S'mores Ice Cream on Food52

Photos by James Ransom (English muffins and pickles), Tieghan Gerard, Eric Moran, Tara O'Brady, Becky Rosenthal, and Phyllis Grant

Tags: DIY, back to school, how-to & diy

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3 months ago EatsMeetsWest

If I may add some exciting DIYs to the list that seem eons better than a trip to the grocery store:
* Makeshift Buttermilk ~ http://food52.com/blog...
* Butterscotch Sauce ~ http://food52.com/recipes...
* Homemade Almond Milk ~ http://food52.com/recipes...
* Sweet & Savoury Tomato Jam ~ http://food52.com/recipes...

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11 months ago Kristen Miglore

Kristen is the Executive Editor of Food52

Hi all, sorry about the broken links -- they should be fixed now! DIY away.

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11 months ago renee789

I'm afraid clicking on the photos or titles for the kale chips and English muffins is still not working. :(

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11 months ago Melissa Chung

as is the kale chip one. those were the only two i checked cause they were the ones i wanted :(

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11 months ago Megan Cumming

The english muffin post does appear to be a jpeg only.

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11 months ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

Megan is right. it's not working.

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11 months ago Melissa Chung

wait, no recipes, just jpgs?

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11 months ago Brette Warshaw

If you click through on the titles or on the photos, it will bring you to the respective posts!