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.

Homemade Matzoh

Homemade Matzoh

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

  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 61
Brown Betty Bakery Coconut Cake

Brown Betty Bakery Coconut Cake

Dubbed Company’s Comin’ Coconut Cake, this beauty of a pound cake will have you dreaming up excuses to invite guests for dinner—and dessert.

  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 33
Glazed Ham

Glazed Ham

Plonk this brown sugar glazed ham on your holiday table and then step back, listen to the gasped oohs and aahs, accept all manner of accolades, and then watch it disappear.

  • 15 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 32
A loaf of kulich topped with glaze and sprinkles on a round trivet

Kulich

This towering traditional Easter bread bedecked with icing and sprinkles make it instantly recognizable. But it’s the hint of cardamom and saffron along with its dreamily delicate texture that leave the most lasting impression.

  • 30 M
  • 7 H, 55 M
  • 2
A metal baking dish filled with meatball lasagna, with one piece missing

Meatball Lasagna

A playful riff on an Italian comfort food classic that calls for bite-size meatballs standing in for the usual meat sauce. Yet all the cheesy goodness of traditional lasagna remains unchanged.

  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 3 H
  • 2
A bowl of rice topped with red cooked pork and a pair of chopsticks resting on the bowl. A plate of red cooked pork on the side

Red Cooked Pork

A Chinese classic that you can make at home with fewer ingredients and less fuss than you’d ever imagine.

  • Quick Glance
  • 35 M
  • 2 H
  • 2
A lemon meringue pie topped with clouds of toasted meringue

Lemon Meringue Pie

An almost-but-not-quite-classic rendition of lemon meringue pie that’s a lot less effort than you’d expect. And more payback than you can imagine in terms of its perfectly balanced sweetly tart lemon custard.

  • Quick Glance
  • 50 M
  • 2 H, 50 M
  • 0
Two bowls filled with chicken biriyani on a blue cloth

Chicken Biriyani

Experience for yourself why folks are calling this recipe for India’s most iconic comfort food “heavenly” and “unbelievably tender and juicy” and “astounding.”

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 10 H, 50 M
  • 0
Colcannon Potatoes

Colcannon

There are countless versions of this classic. We’re partial to this recipe which gilds the potatoes and cabbage with kale and bacon and beer.

  • 20 M
  • 50 M
  • 2
Batter Fried Chicken

Batter-Fried Chicken

Proof that it doesn’t take buttermilk or an insufferably long overnight brine to make insanely tender, crazily crisp, gosh darn perfect fried chicken.

  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 127
An unsliced loaf of brown soda bread with a knife resting beside it

Brown Soda Bread

We guarantee you’re going to feel Irish when you sit down and savor a slice of this brown soda bread. Consider it a borrowed Irish birthright.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 2
Gingerbread Pancakes

Easy Gingerbread Pancakes

This easy gingerbread pancakes recipe is easy to make with sugar, spice, lemon zest, and maple syrup. Perfect for Christmas.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 2