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 loaf of Galician rye bread with a slice cut off to show the airy texture.

Galician Rye Bread

It’s no longer difficult to find a decent loaf of proper rye bread. This homemade beauty is surprisingly easy to make, milder than most, and doesn’t require any yeast.

  • (2)
  • 45 M
  • 13 H
  • 18
A small rubber-sealed jar of rye sourdough starter.

Rye Sourdough Starter

This rye sourdough starter doesn’t require any yeast yet creates a better-than-bakery loaf of proper sourdough rye. You’re welcome.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 7 D
  • 70
A partially sliced loaf of buttermilk sandwich bread on a wooden cutting board with a bread knife lying beside it.

Buttermilk Sandwich Bread

A fast-rising home-baked white sandwich loaf that tastes–dare we say it?–better than mom’s. Way better. And just wait ’til you toast it.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 26
A few Mason jars filled with chicken bone broth.

Chicken Bone Broth

Easy. Healthy. Keto. Paleo. Able to be made in a slow cooker. Remnants of a rotisserie hen work just dandy. And, natch, the taste. Just a few of the things we adore about this chicken stock.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 1 D, 1 H
  • 4
A loaf of English muffin bread with two slices cut from the end on a wooden board.

English Muffin Bread

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

  • (1)
  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 4
A tied whole roasted leg of lamb with a crispy garlic crust on a metal baking sheet.

Red Wine Garlic Roasted Leg of Lamb

Perfection. That’s the type of response we’re having to this crazy tender, exceptionally tasty roast leg of lamb marinated in true Mediterranean fashion.

  • Quick Glance
  • 50 M
  • 4 H, 35 M
  • 0
A loaf of Irish soda bread on a brown plate with a chunk cut out and smeared with butter.

Irish Soda Bread

A sweet nuttiness, a dense crumb, a crunchy crust, and bags more flavor than normal bread. Whatcha waiting for?

  • (2)
  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 23
Two mugs, one empty and the other filled with Irish coffee on a white wooden table.

Irish Coffee

A better way to start your day. Uh, we mean, end your day. That’s what we meant. Yes. End it. Ahem.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 10 M
  • 0
Several slices of homemade corned beef in a sandwich on a wooden table.

Homemade Corned Beef

Homemade corned beef is crazy easy to make. And it’s not just for St. Patrick’s Day. Although that holiday simply isn’t the same without it.

  • (30)
  • 30 M
  • 5 D, 3 H
  • 258
A sliced beef braised in Barolo, garnished with thyme sprigs, on a bed of mashed potatoes.

Beef Braised in Barolo

Cold outside? Baby, come inside where there’s beef slowly braising in a heady mix of Italian red wine, garlic, tomatoes, thyme, and rosemary.

  • (7)
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 5 H, 10 M
  • 14