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7 DIY Projects for the Overachiever in All of Us

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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.

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English Muffins and Pickled Strawberry Jam from Christina Tosi

Christina Tosi's English Muffins on Food52

 

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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