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.

Hot Buttered Rum Apple Pie

Hot Buttered Rum Apple Pie

An unconventional approach to apple pie that happily involves booze and lotsa butter. Even more memorable as the classic.

  • 45 M
  • 4 H, 25 M
  • 26
Graveyard Halloween Cupcakes

Graveyard Halloween Cupcakes

Graveyard hauntings are no laughing matter. Neither are these creepy Halloween cupcakes. They’re a delicious matter.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H
  • 1 H, 25 M
  • 0
Concord Grape Jam

Concord Grape Jam

Words escape us as to just how incomparable this made-from-scratch grape jam is compared to store-bought. That smile certainly says it all.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 9
Cheesy Fish Crackers

Cheesy Fish Crackers

No preservatives. No artificial coloring. Just real, honest-to-goodness ingredients—and maybe a little goldfish giddiness.

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  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 12
Apple Cider Caramels

Apple Cider Caramels

The 8th wonder of the world? These insanely satiating caramels made simply with apple cider, sugar, and spice.

  • 25 M
  • 4 H
  • 2
Cantaloupe and Hibiscus-Beet Sorbets

Cantaloupe Sorbet

This cooling concoction takes its kick from a shot of vodka and, for those who like to live dangerously, a pinch of cayenne.

  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 3
Smoked Chicken

Smoked Chicken

Crisp skin. Succulent meat. A pervasive smokiness. And a pronounced yet balanced spice rub. That’s what you get with this smoked hen.

  • 10 M
  • 5 H, 30 M
  • 10
A slab of deeply smoked barbecue beef brisket being sliced on a cutting board

Barbecue Beef Brisket

Meat. Fire. Smoke. It’s been a holy trinity since man first put meat to heat—understandably so. Behold, the best BBQ beef brisket.

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  • 30 M
  • 16 H
  • 6
Batter Fried Chicken

Batter-Fried Chicken

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

  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 113
New England Clambake

New England Clambake

The problem with a New England clambake? You have to be in New England to partake. Until now and this easy oven method.

  • 20 M
  • 30 M
  • 20
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.

Homemade Yogurt

Homemade Greek Yogurt

Homemade Greek yogurt that folks are calling the creamiest and most loveliest homemade yogurt ever. Sorta makes you want to see what the fuss is about, doesn’t it?

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 12 H
  • 0
Metal loaf pan filled with swirls of dark devil’s food cake chocolate ice cream on a marble slab

Devil’s Food Cake Chocolate Ice Cream

Sultry as a summer night. That’s what we thought when we experienced this seductively smooth, devilishly dark chocolate ice cream that’s almost naughtily intense.

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  • 30 M
  • 5 H
  • 0