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17 Homemade Ingredients To Make Now & Enjoy All Year Long

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Sure, you can start kitchen projects any time of year. But there’s something about January 1st that makes from-scratch baking and cooking feel especially aspirational—and manageable. Maybe it’s the optimism of resolutions, the chilly weather that pushes us indoors, or just the extra time of a three-day weekend. You can envision a life filled with homemade butter, DIY stock, and fresh pasta. Whatever the reason, we’re happy to give some DIY inspiration with one of these 17 edible kitchen projects.

Whip & Churn

When 1 + 0 = 2, or DIY Butter
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When 1 + 0 = 2, or DIY Butter
The Beginner's Guide to Making Impossibly Creamy Yogurt
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The Beginner's Guide to Making Impossibly Creamy Yogurt
How to Make Vegan Cheese at Home
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How to Make Vegan Cheese at Home

Brew & Press

How to Make Cold-Brewed Coffee
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How to Make Cold-Brewed Coffee
Non-Dairy Milks: Which to Make, Which to Buy

Non-Dairy Milks: Which to Make, Which to Buy by Sophie - Wholehearted Eats

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How to Make and Infuse Simple Syrup

How to Make and Infuse Simple Syrup by Catherine Lamb

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Red Wine Vinegar Made at Home
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Red Wine Vinegar Made at Home
How to Juice Without a Juicer
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How to Juice Without a Juicer

Simmer & Soak

How to Make Vegetable Stock Without a Recipe
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How to Make Vegetable Stock Without a Recipe
How to Make Fridge Pickles Without a Recipe
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How to Make Fridge Pickles Without a Recipe
How to Make Chicken Stock Without a Recipe

How to Make Chicken Stock Without a Recipe by Jestei

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Marcella Hazan's Tomato Sauce with Onion and Butter

Marcella Hazan's Tomato Sauce with Onion and Butter by Genius Recipes

How to Sprout Your Own Grains, Beans & Seeds (No Sunshine Required)
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How to Sprout Your Own Grains, Beans & Seeds (No Sunshine Required)

Knead & Roll

How to Make Homemade Pizza Dough
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How to Make Homemade Pizza Dough
No-Knead Sandwich Bread

No-Knead Sandwich Bread by Carey Nershi

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Homemade Corn Tortillas

Homemade Corn Tortillas by Happyolks

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How to Make Fresh Pasta from Scratch
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How to Make Fresh Pasta from Scratch

What are your favorite ingredients to make from scratch? Share your projects in the comments below!

Tags: homemade, from scratch, kitchen projects