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.