17 Cooking Projects For When You’re Staying at Home

This might sound like the narrator at the beginning of Love Actually, but whenever the state of the world gets to be too much, staying home and working on a project in the kitchen sounds just right to me. And with all that’s going on right now (not to mention the time that many of us are lucky to have at home), I think we can all use a little time spent tackling something maybe a little fussy, maybe a little out of our comfort zones, with a delicious reward at the end for all of your hard work.
We rounded up 17 recipes that feel a bit more project-like than you’d maybe normally be keen to take on. From churros made from tater tots (yes, really) to breads, cookie cereal, and more, each one of these recipes will provide a bit of distraction from tough times—and will hopefully yield some smiles and fun too.

Savory Snacks




Source: Isabel Eats




Source: Two Peas and Their Pod




Source: Half Baked Harvest




Source: Feasting at Home




Source: Half Baked Harvest




Source: Host the Toast

Pizza and Pasta




Source: Top With Cinnamon




Source: Ambitious Kitchen




Source: Chantell and Brett Quernemoen for My Name is Yeh




Source: Top With Cinnamon




Source: Ambitious Kitchen

Sweet Treats




Source: Pinch of Yum




Source: My Name is Yeh




Source: What’s Gaby Cooking




Source: I Will Not Eat Oysters




Source: Foodie Crush




Source: I Will Not Eat Oysters