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.

Oliebollen, or Dutch doughnuts, in a wire basket, covered with powdered sugar on a white tablecloth.

Oliebollen ~ Dutch Doughnuts

Nothing’s better than warm oliebollen, or Dutch doughnuts, thanks to their crisp nooks and crannies and their pillowy centers hidden beneath a dusting of confectioners’ sugar.

2 Lobster thermidor in a baking dish, flanked by dinner plates and glasses of wine.

Lobster Thermidor

For lobster thermidor, lobster is cooked and then coated in a rich thermidor sauce, seasoned with mustard and tarragon, and scooped back in the shell.

Gingerbread pancakes stacked on a plate, covered with syrup, blueberries, and a pat of butter.

Gingerbread Pancakes

Gingerbread pancakes, a perfect holiday treat, are filled with warm spices, including ginger. Gingerbread pancakes are a unique weekend breakfast.

A rectangular pine nut-toffee tart with rosemary and orange cut into triangles

Toffee Tart with Pine Nuts and Rosemary

This tart’s an unusual but fantabulous confection. The meatiness of the nuts, the piney notes of rosemary, the citrusy orange, and sweetness of the toffee play oh-so-nicely together.

Morning buns on small white plates, on a table with a coffee pot, a cream pitcher, and a coffee cup.

Morning Buns

Buttery, cinnamon and orange flavored, and rolled in sugar, these fluffy buns are a serious reason to get out of bed. Get ready to fall in love!

Three pieces of roasted bone marrow sprinkled with salt in a metal roasting pan.

Roasted Bone Marrow

Though traditionally a first course, bone marrow is sufficient enough to be both first course and last course. And maybe each course in between.

Brown butter banana bread sheet cake on a wire rack, with a few pieces cut out and garnished with bananas and chopped nuts.

Brown Butter Banana Bread Sheet Cake

Sheet cakes are a great choice for a crowd or just for a Tuesday. Easy to bake, decorate, and transport and loved by all. This moist chocolate banana beauty is no exception.