I've been using a different kind of zester for years, but have just ordered a microplane as everyone goes on about how great it is.
This weekend I made my own pie crust for quiche - big step for me as I've never been much of a baker and to date have avoided it and instead used Tenderflake frozen crusts. But, we're trying to eliminate as much packaged and pre-processed foods as we can, so it had to be done. It worked out really well (and is surprisingly easy!) - just need to tweek the recipe for taste a bit, and we're home free.
We've also been making pizza dough - includes the dreaded yeast/rise, but again, quite easy. And the payoff?