Food & Drink

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


1. Gorditas

Source: Isabel Eats


2.Garlic Herb Parker House Rolls


3. Khachapuri with Kale and Herb Sauce


4. Leek Bread


5. Mushroom Dumplings with Sweet Chili Ginger Sesame Sauce


6. Monte Cristo Crepes


Pizza and Pasta


1. Pici Cacio e Pepe


2. Turkey Lasagna


3. Al Pastor Taco Pizza


4. Sweet Potato Gnocchi


5. Deep Dish Pizza


Sweet Treats


1. Homemade Cinnamon Roll Pull Apart Bread

Source: Pinch of Yum


2. Cookie Cereal


3. Walnut Sticky Buns


4. Churro Tater Tots with Dulce de Leche


5. Cinnamon Rolls

Source: Foodie Crush


6. Ricotta Nutella Chocolate Cookie Pie