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 whole coconut carrot cake, covered in toasted coconut on a glass cake stand, covered with a glass dome.

Coconut Carrot Cake

Lighter, more delicate, some may even say more sophisticated, and we dare say better than any other carrot cake you’ve ever had. No pineapple. No raisins. No complaints.

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A slab of glazed pressure cooker ribs with a knife cutting between two ribs

Pressure Cooker Ribs

We confess, we’d never imagined you could turn ribs fall-off-the-bone tender in 30 minutes. Until this recipe made believers out of us.

  • (40)
  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 162
A bean pot of baked beans with a wooden spoon placed on a wooden chair

Appalachian Cider Baked Beans

A stick-to-your-ribs recipe in which plain old pintos are doctored up with apple cider, onion, salt pork, molasses, and mustard. Amen.

  • (9)
  • 15 M
  • 6 H, 15 M
  • 50
Eight unbaked triangle-shaped gluten-free scones on a floured work surface with a person holding one and a bench scraper.

Gluten-Free Scones

Whether you’re gluten-averse or just looking to try something new, brown rice flour scones are a great place to start. A tender crumb and flavorful add-ins will make you a convert.

  • (1)
  • 40 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 2
Rows of sugar-coated old-fashioned doughnuts on a rimmed baking sheet.

Old-Fashioned Doughnuts

A dusting of sugar makes everything better. And while these old-fashioned doughnuts are perfect already—trust us—a sprinkle of sugar makes them magical.

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  • 1 H
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 0
Three assembled slow cooker tacos al pastor with shredded pork, pineapple-avocado salsa, and chipotle mayo, with lime wedges on the side.

Slow Cooker Tacos al Pastor

Slow cooked pork shoulder, topped with a pineapple and avocado salsa and then smothered in chipotle mayo. All your tacos dreams come true.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H
  • 9 H
  • 0
A stack of scalloped white plates with six thumbprint cookies on top, each garnished with white chocolate ganache.

Thumbprint Cookies

Froufrou, fancypants, yet fuss-free, these thumbprint cookies with white chocolate ganache and chopped hazelnuts are, in a word, lovely.

  • (1)
  • 40 M
  • 4 H
  • 2
A table with four canning jars filled with easy rhubarb jam

Easy Rhubarb Jam

Preserves were never so pretty in pink—or so easy to make—as with this foolproof old-fashioned recipe that relies on just four ingredients and an occasional stir. No prior canning experience required. Swear.

  • (20)
  • 45 M
  • 2 H
  • 117
A rum cake in a grey bowl.

Rum Cake

Every bit as boozy and as brilliant as it sounds. Inspired by the old-fashioned rum cake made in the Caribbean with dark rum in all its magnificently spiced glory.

  • (1)
  • 1 H
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 14