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 stack of johnnycakes on a white plate topped syrup and butter.

Johnnycakes

Make no mistake, pancakes they are not. Johnnycakes are lighter and crunchier and grittier and arguably best drenched in butter and maple syrup.

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  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 2
A jelly jar filled with apricot jam and a spoon resting on top.

Apricot Jam

There’s a simple way to extend the ephemeral apricot season, and it has everything to do with these easy peasy preserves.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 16
A hand holding a scoop of Ben & Jerry New York super fudge chunk in a sugar cone.

New York Super Fudge Chunk

Ben & Jerry, we love you and we always will. But we make our own Super Fudge Chunk now that’s even more riddled with chunks of all sorts of super fudge-y spectacularness.

  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 11
A wooden cutting board topped with a rack of smoked pork ribs, some cut into individual ribs, and a cleaver lying beside them.

Smoked Pork Ribs

Our newest favorite reason to fire up the smoker. No lie.

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  • 30 M
  • 4 H, 30 M
  • 0
A s'mores cake on a white cake stand topped with toasted marshmallows and graham crumbs.

S’mores Cake

A campfire classic elevated to dinner party status. And we’re not just talking appearance.

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  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 3 H, 30 M
  • 0
A basket containing two Baja-style tempura fish tacos and some pickled vegetables, with a bottle of Pacifico on the side.

Baja-Style Tempura Fish Tacos

Relax with these crunchy-tender fish tacos filled with a kicky cabbage slaw and sweet-tart mango-banana salsa. Think flip-flops and a beer—all year long.

  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 4
Two slabs of bone-in smoked beef ribs.

Smoked Beef Ribs

Indulge your primal human instinct to throw some meat down on fire. [Insert caveman roar of satisfaction here.]

  • 30 M
  • 8 H
  • 2
An enamel-coated pot filled with strawberry jam and a spoon resting on top.

Strawberry Jam

This quick refrigerator jam doesn’t require canning and processing and preserving. It just requires strawberries, sugar, a pot, and a fridge.

  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 11
Plum Kuchen

Plum Kuchen

Breakfast. Brunch. Onesies. Dessert. Midnight nosh. Heck, there’s no time of day or night that we don’t welcome this classic plum kuchen.

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  • 45 M
  • 4 H, 30 M
  • 7
A rimmed baking sheet spread with a thick layer of homemade tomato paste.

Homemade Tomato Paste

Never again tussle with that teensy tin can that always contains too much or too little paste for your recipe. Nope. Never again. Not with this mellow, caramelized homemade conserva.

A scoop of black coffee ice cream on a silver spoon.

Black Coffee Ice Cream

Know how every once in a while you taste something that’s so insanely satiating that a single spoonful pretty much satisfies? Nah, neither do we. Pass this ice cream, please.

  • 25 M
  • 35 M
  • 14
Two slabs of honey teriyaki ribs, one partially cut into ribs on a sheet of parchment.

Honey Teriyaki Ribs

Sweet meets savory in these honey teriyaki ribs that walk the line perfectly in terms of balanced flavors. The most sweetly irresistible ribs we’ve tried. See for yourself.

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  • 25 M
  • 2 H
  • 0