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.

Pickle-Brined Fried Chicken Recipe

Pickle-brined fried chicken?! Oh yes we did! And folks are calling it fried chicken perfection.

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  • 45 M
  • 5 H, 30 M
  • 2

Smoked Cheddar Cheese Recipe

Remember those wee rounds of shrink-wrapped smoked Cheddar from holidays past? This will banish the memory forever.

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  • 5 M
  • 4 H
  • 14

Neiman Marcus Cookie Recipe

The story of the Neiman Marcus $250 cookie may be an urban legend but the recipe behind the story is quite real. And real good.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 36

Vegan Baklava Recipe

Okay. We have a confession. This baklava is not the classic Greek ideal. Not at all. But that doesn’t seem to be stopping it from disappearing.

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  • 45 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 6

Cajeta Recipe

Cajeta. It’s how you say “obscenely indulgent, ridiculously easy, and gosh darn good caramel” when you’re south of the border.

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  • 20 M
  • 2 H
  • 6

Smoked Chicken Recipe

Crisp skin. Succulent meat. A pervasive smokiness. And a pronounced yet balanced spice rub. That’s what you get with this smoked hen.

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  • 10 M
  • 5 H, 30 M
  • 6

Glazed Doughnuts Recipe

Mmmmm…doughnuts. Ethereally fluffy, wonderfully drippy, homemade glazed doughnuts. What are you waiting for? Go make some.

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  • 1 H
  • 3 H, 30 M
  • 74

Pho Recipe | Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup Recipe

Here’s how to make the exquisitely nuanced and awesomely slurpable Vietnamese beef and rice noodle soup known as pho.

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  • 1 H
  • 3 H, 10 M
  • 14

Puff Pastry Turnovers Recipe

Say so long to sad, soggy, store-bought pastries. Hello, easy and irresistibly flaky pastries oozing with summer fruit awesomeness.

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  • 15 M
  • 40 M
  • 0

Bluebarb Pie Recipe

Tart rhubarb collides with sweet blueberries to create some serious summer pie envy among strawberry rhubarb loyalists.

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  • 30 M
  • 3 H
  • 4

Barbecue Beans Recipe

Made from scratch yet quick and easy, these beans just may alter the way you think about barbecue beans forever.

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  • 15 M
  • 5 H, 15 M
  • 2

Best St. Louis Ribs Recipe

“These ribs are among the best I’ve had.” That’s what folks are saying about these ribs slathered with spice rub and smothered with barbecue sauce and smoked until knee-wobblingly tender.

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  • 25 M
  • 10 H
  • 4

Birthday Cake Fudge Recipe

No-bake cake doesn’t get any easier than this funfetti fudge that’s complete with a semisweet chocolate “cake” layer, a white chocolate “frosting” layer, and sprinkles galore.

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  • 25 M
  • 4 H, 45 M
  • 0

Easy Rhubarb Jam Recipe

Pink preserves were never so pretty—or so easy—as this foolproof recipe that relies on just four ingredients and an occasional stir. No prior canning experience required.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 1 H
  • 55
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