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.

Paleo Vanilla Cake Recipe

Say “paleo cake” and most folks think of dense, crumbly, disappointing approximations of cake. Not this lovely incarnation with a lofty stature and lovely texture. Even folks who never deign to do paleo swear they’ll be making it again.

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 0

Beef Bone Broth Recipe

Remember back when “bone broth” was simply called “beef stock”? Oh, well. Still simple to make. Still spectacular to taste.

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  • 10 M
  • 24 M
  • 11

Sweet Potato Cottage Pie Recipe

Sweet potato cottage pie. It’s what happens when you make a ground beef ragout, smother it with creamy mashed sweet potatoes, and bake it to golden brown and bubbly gorgeousness. Stealthy healthy.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 6

Homemade Pasta Dough Recipe

Pasta made fresh according to Italian tradition is unspeakably more supple, satisfying, and gratifying than the dried-out store-bought stuff. Here’s how to make it at home.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 79

Slow Cooker Chicken Stock Recipe

Making stock from scratch was never difficult. And it just became even easier thanks to this slick slow cooker approach.

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  • 15 M
  • 12 H
  • 25

Roasted Bone Marrow Recipe

Though traditionally a first course, bone marrow is sufficiently rich to be first course, last course, and every course in between.

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  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 42

Edna Lewis Oven Brisket Recipe

Edna Lewis was loved for many reasons. Her spare prose. Her soulful recipes. Her kitchen frugality. Her endless wisdom. All these attributes come together in this brilliantly flavored and frugal brisket recipe.

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  • 15 M
  • 2 H, 45 M
  • 9

Eggnog Pie Recipe

Essentially custard spiked with rum in a graham cracker crust, this eggnog pie is essentially a slightly tipsy cheesecake. Although we’re classifying it under “holiday desserts for parties where people like to party.”

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 0

Champagne Truffles Recipe

Got leftover Champange? Good. Because we’ve got the most splurge-worthy use for it ever thanks to these creamy, fudgy, boozy, ganache gilded little orbs.

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  • 2 H, 25 M
  • 8 H, 15 M
  • 2

How To Make A Gingerbread House

Knowing how to make a gingerbread house entirely from scratch may not have been on your bucket list, but it’s not nearly as complicated as you would imagine. Here’s how to make the Brothers Grimm proud.

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  • 2 H
  • 4 H
  • 2

Light and Dark Gingerbread Cookies Recipe

Sometimes it’s not a bad thing to indulge our culture of gratification and have exactly what we want, whether that means pale gingerbread cookie that are mild and sweet or darker gingerbread cookies that are stronger and spicier.

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  • 20 M
  • 2 H
  • 0

Southern Sticky Toffee Pudding Recipe

A riff on English sticky toffee pudding, this southern rendition relies on a little down home rejiggering with cornmeal, apple butter, and sorghum syrup. Bet some bourbon on the side wouldn’t be a terrible thing.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 2

How To Make Standing Rib Roast

Knowing how to make a simple standing rib roast is literally a life changer. And it couldn’t be easier. Here’s all you need to know.

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  • 10 M
  • 3 H, 45 M
  • 6

Lebkuchen Recipe

There traditional German Christmas cookies that are subtly reminiscent of gingerbread are typically called lebkuchen, although we tend to refer to them as moments of perfectly spiced deliciousness.

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  • 30 M
  • 5 H
  • 4
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