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.

Beer Braised Lamb Shank Recipe

Because you really can’t go wrong tossing meat in a pot with beer.

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  • 25 M
  • 4 H, 30 M
  • 2

Black Bean Burger Recipe

Easy. Healthy. Spicy. Vegan. And satiating as heck. That’s what you get from this inspired collision of ingredients that come together in the form of a veggie burger.

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  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 4

Coq au Vin Recipe

Coq au vin, aka chicken soused in wine, is a French classic that exists in countless incarnations. This rich, soulful riff is from Julia Child.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 97

Seafood Gumbo Recipe

Seafood gumbo loaded with shrimp, such as this classic Cajun recipe, screams for a cold beer and a lazy weekend afternoon dedicated to nothing but cooking.

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  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 5 H, 15 M
  • 40

Homemade Hostess Cupcakes Recipe

Unequivocally and unspeakably better than those preservative-laden, shrink-wrapped cake imposters you grew up on. Swear.

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  • 40 M
  • 3 H
  • 0

Best Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

This best oatmeal cookie recipe is like the baking version of those Choose Your Own Adventure books, which means your cookies end up exactly the way you like them.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 27

Homemade Matzoh Recipe

This recipe for thin, crisp matzoh couldn’t be simpler and, natch, tastes incomparable to the stuff you buy in a box.

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  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 43

Coca Cola Brisket Recipe

A Southern classic, this heartachingly tender brisket draws on just four ingredients, including a can of Coca Cola. Tasting is, truly, understanding.

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  • 15 M
  • 3 H, 25 M
  • 45

English Muffin Bread Recipe

Incomparably easier than traditional English muffins yet with all the requisite nooks and crannies that God—and the British—intended.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 0

Braised Brisket Recipe with Red Wine and Honey

Sweet and tangy and fall-apart tender. That’s what we think of this braised brisket that makes us go weak in the knees.

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  • 25 M
  • 5 H
  • 8

Gluten Free Matzo Balls Recipe

For those of you who thought you couldn’t ever have a bowl of traditional matzo ball soup again, this recipe is for you.

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  • 15 M
  • 3 H, 45 M
  • 0

Pane Francese Recipe

This pane francese recipe turns out a northern Italian bread that’s crusty and chewy and all sorts of incredible. Looks like a baguette, tastes like a ciabatta.

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  • 0

Pappardelle with Amazing Slow Cooked Meat Recipe

A show of hands, please. Who swoons to meat that’s slowly imbued with wine and aromatics and then tossed atop pasta? Just as we thought.

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  • 40 M
  • 3 H, 40 M
  • 64

Monte Cristo Sandwich Recipe

Calling this crazy indulgent Monte Cristo a leftover ham sandwich is like saying Julia Child could cook pretty decent.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
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