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.

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
  • 6
Butternut Squash Gratin Recipe

Butternut Squash Gratin

Butter. Bread crumbs. Cream. Cheese. Oh, yeah, and butternut squash. We like to refer to this as stealthy healthy.

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  • 25 M
  • 50 M
  • 2
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
  • 2
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
Pate Sablee Recipe

Pâte Sablée (Rich Pie Crust)

Perhaps the most indulgent pie crust known to the French, this boasts the notable addition of egg, cream, and lotsa sugar.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 7
Pot Roast with Potatoes and Vegetables Recipe

Pot Roast with Potatoes and Vegetables

This classic, hearty, homey dish—just like something your grandma used to make—is the perfect one-pot meat and potatoes meal.

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  • 30 M
  • 4 H
  • 8
Homemade Sandwich Bread Recipe

Homemade Sandwich Bread

Okay, breadbaking virgins, here’s the loaf for you. Nothing fancy, just flour, water, yeast, and salt.

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  • 20 M
  • 11 H, 30 M
  • 4
Garlic Confit Recipe

Garlic Confit

Cloves of garlic are slowly simmered in oil until unthinkably tender, intensely aromatic, subtly sweet, and insanely irresistible.

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  • 10 M
  • 1 H
  • 9
Roast Pork Tacos Recipe

Pork Tacos

Almost as good as cramming tacos from a street cart in your piehole late at night with pork juice dripping from your elbow.

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  • 25 M
  • 9 H
  • 4
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