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.

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.

  • Quick Glance
  • 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
  • 32
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.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 3 H, 25 M
  • 12
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.

  • Quick Glance
  • 2 H, 25 M
  • 8 H, 15 M
  • 2
A cooked medium-rare salt-crusted beef tenderloin sitting in a pan of salt

Salt-Crusted Beef Tenderloin

The perfect special occasion recipe—Christmas, birthdays, dinner parties—that comes already wrapped like the gift that it is.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 4
Four plates of rum pecan pie in a flaky crust, topped with whole pecans and vanilla ice cream

Rum Pecan Pie

This rum pecan pie is all grown up thanks to a little splash of rum in the sweet and crunchy pecan filling. Just like traditional pecan pie. Only better.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 0
Glazed Ham with Maple and Mustard

Glazed Ham with Mustard

This simple glazed ham has got a sweet and spicy thing going on that’s simultaneously subtle and super impressive.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 3 H
  • 4
White bowl of venison Bolognese made with ground venison, carrots, onion, celery, mushrooms a top rigatoni

Venison Bolognese

Meet your newest fave way to prepare venison. Ridiculously rich and sigh inducingly satisfying.

  • Quick Glance
  • 35 M
  • 3 H, 45 M
  • 0
An oval dish filled with a chicken, sweet potato, and bacon casserole topped with melted cheese

Chicken, Sweet Potato, and Bacon Casserole

“Simple.” “Delicious.” “Awesome.” “Lovely.” “Wonderful.” “What’s not to love?” That’s what folks are saying about this almost obscenely satisfying casserole.

  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 2
Orange Olive Oil Cake

Orange Olive Oil Cake

This classic Portuguese dessert with its tender crumb and citrus smack tastes as stunning as it looks. Swear.

  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 334
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
  • 115