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 closeup if leftover roast chicken soup with onions, chicken broth, celery, chicken carcass

Leftover Roast Chicken Soup

“Just like something grandma made.” “A great way to have chicken leftovers.” “WONDERFUL!” That’s what folks are saying about this soup.

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  • 15 M
  • 10 H
  • 2
A scalloped metal plate filled with lamb curry and sprinkled with cilantro

Lamb Curry | Rogan Josh

Folks are calling this the best Rogan Josh they’ve ever tried. Made with marinated lamb and a Kashmiri chili-spiked tomato sauce, it’s the real deal.

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  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 3 H
  • 0
Person holding a plate of fried pork dumplings, with a bowl of black pepper scallion dipping sauce

Fried Pork Dumplings

Call them fried pork dumplings, Chinese dumplings, or even potstickers. Whatever you do, don’t call them difficult to make. So much easier to make than you’d ever imagine.

  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 6
Six heart Linzer cookies being dusted with confectioners' sugar

Linzer Heart Cookies

Baking a batch of these hazelnut-inflected, raspberry-jamwiched linzers is nothing if not a testament to your heart most definitely being in the right place.

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  • 30 M
  • 3 H
  • 2
A slab of glazed ribs with a knife cutting between two ribs

Pressure Cooker Ribs

We confess, we’d never imagined you could turn ribs fall-off-the-bone tender in 30 minutes. Until this recipe made believers out of us.

A pile of crispy shredded roast pork butt

Roast Pork Butt

Excuse us, but we’re too preoccupied stuffing our pieholes with roast pork butt to say anything. Hey, anyone seen the napkins?!

  • 20 M
  • 10 H
  • 16
Five piles of different colored fresh pasta dough

Homemade Pasta Dough

Pasta made fresh according to Italian tradition is unspeakably more supple, satisfying, and gratifying than the dried-out store-bought stuff and, in fact, lovely enough to cause you to weep. Here’s how to make it at home.

  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 98
A shredded beef taco bar--a wooden platter with a braised beef shank, cilantro, lime, and pickled onions

Shredded Beef Taco Bar

This taco extravaganza is one part classic Mexican cooking, two parts slightly unconventional toppings, and all parts surprisingly simple to toss together for entertaining or simply family dinner on a Tuesday.. Taco party, anyone?

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  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 5 H
  • 0
Three jars of slow cooker apple pear sauce on a white tray

Apple Pear Sauce

Applesauce gone to finishing school. That’s how we think of this apple pear sauce sweetened with maple syrup and seasoned with cinnamon and nutmeg. Stovetop or slow cooker friendly.

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  • 20 M
  • 6 H, 20 M
  • 0
Beef and Guinness Pie

Beef and Guinness Pie

Essentially Irish stew with some lovely store-bought puff pastry plopped on top. Easy peasy. Hello, St. Paddy!

  • 45 M
  • 3 H
  • 36
Mixed Citrus Marmalade

Mixed Citrus Marmalade

Made with oranges, mandarins, and limes, this lovely fruit jam is essentially citrus on a spoon. Simple to make. Tastes complex as heck.

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  • 45 M
  • 3 H, 25 M
  • 14
Slow Cooker Chicken Stock

Slow Cooker Chicken Stock

Making stock from scratch was never difficult. And it just became even easier thanks to this simple yet perfect slow cooker approach.

  • 15 M
  • 12 H
  • 35
A rimmed sheet pan filled with truffles coated in confectioners' sugar

Champagne Truffles

Got leftover Champange? Or simply seeking an excuse to open a bottle of bubbly? Good. We’ve got the most splurge-worthy use for it ever thanks to these creamy, fudgy, boozy, ganache-gilded little orbs.

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  • 2 H, 25 M
  • 8 H, 15 M
  • 2