Weekend Projects®

Weekend Projects®

This is where things get fun. These are recipes that take a day or two to make, whether because of resting or marinating requirements, a few more steps, or just plain ole extra time because, well, they just taste better that way. These are great recipes to make with the family and to introduce kids into the kitchen.

Texas Brisket Recipe

No rub. No sauce. Just perfectly smoked bbq brisket exquisiteness. Here’s how to make it at home.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 18 H, 30 M
  • 6

Blackberry Ice Cream Recipe

So exquisite it’s making folks say “This recipe is a 10.” and “Perfect.” and “Gloriously smooth.” and “Very rich.” and “The looks on my family’s faces said it all. Translation goes something like, ‘Oh my god, what is this?!'”

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 M
  • 4

Bacon Jam Recipe

Maybe what the world needs is a single currency. Like jars of this sweet, rich, intense bacon jam that makes everything better.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 84

Dark Chocolate Cream Pie Recipe

Carefully concocted to rely on less sugar than the cloying milk chocolate cream pie of our childhood, this is a far more adult-friendly, yet still spectacularly satisfying, rendition of a classic.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 2

Homemade Tomato Paste Recipe

Never again tussle with that teensy tin can that always contains too much or too little paste for your recipe. Nope. Never again. Not with this mellow, caramelized homemade conserva.

  • Quick Glance
  • 50 M
  • 6 H
  • 97

Homemade Snickers Bars

Know what really satisfies? Making your own gooey, peanutty, caramel-y, milk chocolate-y Snickers candy bars at home without any of those nasty preservatives or artificial anything.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 2 H
  • 31

Barbecue Beef Ribs Recipe

These ridiculously tender ribs take minimal effort yet taste like they were carefully tended all day. And don’t even get us started on the magnificently smooth brown sugar and bourbon barbecue sauce.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 D, 3 H
  • 8

Cherry Tomato Confit Recipe

This cherry tomato confit is sweet and easy and a lovely way of preserving summer. Here’s how to make it.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 2

Plum Kuchen Recipe

Breakfast. Brunch. Onesies. Dessert. Midnight nosh. Heck, there’s no time of day or night that we don’t welcome this classic plum kuchen.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 4 H, 30 M
  • 2

Cajun Fried Chicken Recipe

Bathed in buttermilk and spiced ever so slightly, this Cajun-style fried hen is memorably moist inside, superlatively crisp outside, and gosh darn perfect through and through.

  • Quick Glance
  • 35 M
  • 35 M
  • 15

S’mores Pie Recipe

“If I could make only one pie in my lifetime, this would be the one.” That’s what folks are saying about this conversation-stopping version of the campfire classic.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H
  • 2 H, 15 M
  • 7

New England Clambake Recipe

The problem with a New England clambake? You have to be in New England to partake. Until now and this easy oven method.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 30 M
  • 10

Nashville Hot Fried Chicken Recipe

Hot enough to make you holler. That’s how they like their fried chicken in Nashville. Who are we to argue?

  • Quick Glance
  • 40 M
  • 55 M
  • 20

Pressure Cooker Ribs Recipe

We confess, we’d never imagined you could turn ribs fall-off-the-bone tender in 30 minutes. Until this recipe made believers out of us.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 26
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