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 requirments, 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.

Raw Oysters With Champagne Vinegar Mignonette Recipe

Raw Oysters With Champagne Vinegar Mignonette

Oysters. Friends. Champagne. And these shucking instructions. What more could you possibly need?

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 4
Pecan Pie Bread Pudding Recipe

Pecan Pie Bread Pudding

This Southern melding of pie and pudding is obscenely, ridiculously rich. Oh, Lord, just take us now.

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  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 5 H
  • 6
English Toffee Recipe

English Toffee

Almonds and dark chocolate or peanuts and milk chocolate? Eh. Can’t go wrong either way with this classic Christmas candy.

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  • 45 M
  • 2 H
  • 2
Natural Food Coloring Recipe

Natural Food Coloring

At last, after literally years of searching, we have the perfect DIY natural food coloring recipe—minus the monumental price tag.

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  • 5 M
  • 10 M
  • 25
Spiced Caramels Recipe

Spiced Caramels

OGM. No, we don’t mean OMG. We mean OGM. As in, “Oh, garam masala.” That’s how incredible this sweet and earthy loveliness is.

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  • 30 M
  • 3 H
  • 4
Vegetable Broth Recipe

Vegetable Broth

Clobbered by a guilty conscience each time you let vegetables languish in the fridge? Yeah, us, too. Until this recipe.

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  • 10 M
  • 4 H
  • 8
Butternut Squash Gratin Recipe

Butternut Squash Gratin

“Beautiful.” “Delicious.” “Easy.” “Comforting.” “One of the best things I’ve EVER made.” That’s what folks are saying about this recipe.

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  • 25 M
  • 50 M
  • 4
Gingerbread Cheesecake Recipe

Gingerbread Cheesecake

Sugar and spice and everything nice. That’s what’s packed into each and every component of this stunningly spectacular dessert.

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  • 50 M
  • 3 H
  • 6
Gingerbread Cookies Recipe

Gingerbread Cookies

Dark, hearty molasses gingerbread cookies or pale, sweet honey gingerbread cookies? Your choice. (Hint: You can’t go wrong.)

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  • 35 M
  • 2 H, 15 M
  • 0
Vegetarian Three-Cheese Lasagna Recipe

Vegetarian Lasagna

We believe you’ve been looking for a lovely, elegant, knock-their-socks-off dish like this that just happens to be vegetarian, yes?

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  • 2 H
  • 3 H
  • 6
Tortilla Soup Recipe

Tortilla Soup

Easy. Elegant. Effing awesome. That’s what we think of this Mexican classic, whether for everyday or entertaining.

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  • 45 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 2
Day of the Dead Cookies Recipe

Day of the Dead Cookies

This spooky cookie recipe is swell for any celebration of the dead—Halloween, Day of the Dead, even The Walking Dead.

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  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 10
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