This time a year ago we were talking about the things we love in our kitchens, and we were also looking at readers' DIY kitchen projects. There was the easiest cake ever (really!), a gorgeous kitchen by the sea, dramatic-looking hijiki with carrots, spicy no-knead bread, and instructions for renovating flaky kitchen cabinets. Read on for these posts and more from a year ago this week. Posts pictured above are in bold below.