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.

A red Dutch oven filled with beer-braised chicken with root vegetables on a wooden surface.

Beer Braised Chicken Thighs

Chicken thighs are coaxed to incredible taste and tenderness in this stew that sneaks in root vegetables bathed in beer. Simple to make. Complex in taste. Unforgettable all around.

  • (11)
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 37
A chipped white bowl filled with Cajun chicken and sausage gumbo and a scoop of rice with a spoon resting in it.

Cajun Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

“Your family will think you are AMAZING.” “A straightforward, real deal Cajun gumbo that everyone loved.” “Easy and affordable.” “A keeper!” That’s what we’re hearing about this.

  • (3)
  • 2 H
  • 2 H, 45 M
  • 8
Rectangles of pumpkin pasta dough

Pumpkin Pasta Dough

Spectacularly stunning—and unbelievably easy—handmade pasta that takes its lovely color and subtle flavor from sweetly savory pumpkin or other winter squash.

  • (4)
  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 12
An apple coffee cake with one slice cut from it on a wire cooling rack with parchment underneath.

Apple Coffee Cake

Elegant enough for company, simple enough for every day, and versatile enough for breakfast and midnight snack and pretty much every moment in between.

  • (3)
  • 30 M
  • 2 H
  • 17
A woman pouring maple syrup over a maple glazed turkey in a black roasting pan.

Maple Glazed Turkey

Gluten-free. Dairy-free. Paleo-friendly. And tastes magnificent. Things just got a heck of a lot easier for you to plan your Thanksgiving menu.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 4 H, 30 M
  • 2
A ladle of braised cranberry beans with chorizo being held above a bowl.

Braised Cranberry Beans with Chorizo

Folks are literally receiving high fives from people at the table for these braised beans. Yes, high fives. For braised beans. THAT’S how damn good they are.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 50 M
  • 0
A tied roast pork with crushed grapes in a roasting pan.

Roast Pork with Crushed Grapes

An elegant yet easy approach to roast pork that draws on iconic autumn flavors. And it’s as affordable as it is impressive.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 15 H, 5 M
  • 0