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 Brown Sandwich

Hot Brown Sandwich

An easy and iconic excuse to smother leftover turkey with bacon and a bubbling hot cheese sauce. Maybe Thanksgiving should come more than once a year.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 0
Apple Tart Recipe

Apple Tart

If you took a look at this stunning tart and thought, “I can’t possibly do that!” think again. We suspect you can.

  • 50 M
  • 2 H, 10 M
  • 10
Roast Turkey in the Oven

Simple Roast Turkey

The operative word in this simple turkey recipe is simple. And crisp-skinned. Also monstrously moist. Oh, and sigh-inducingly tender, too. (You catch our drift. Yes?)

  • 15 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 12
Three-Cheese Vegetarian Lasagna

Three-Cheese Vegetarian Lasagna

We suspect you’ve been looking for a lovely, elegant, knock-their-socks-off vegetarian dish that just happens to be fancy schmancy enough for Thanksgiving, yes? Look no further.

  • 2 H
  • 3 H
  • 8
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
  • 24
Coconut Carrot Cake Recipe With Cream Cheese Frosting

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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  • 30 M
  • 3 H
  • 0
Brandy-Brined Turkey Breast

Brandy-Brined Turkey Breast

The surest way we know to guarantee moist turkey? Brine it. Preferably with this boozy brandy-infused brine. (Hiccup.)

  • 2 H
  • 18 H, 20 M
  • 2
Homemade Pasta Dough Recipe

Homemade Pasta Dough

Pasta made fresh according to Italian tradition is unspeakably more supple, satisfying, and gratifying than the dried-out store-bought stuff. Here’s how to make it at home.

  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 85

Slow Cooker Cassoulet

No, this isn’t quite the classic cooked-for-days cassoulet you’ll find in Gascony. This is cassoulet casserole. You’ll find no complaints here.

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  • 1 H
  • 10 H, 45 M
  • 15
Day of the Dead Cookies Recipe

Day of the Dead Cookies

This skull sugar cookie is swell for any celebration of the dead—Halloween, Day of the Dead, heck, even The Walking Dead.

  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 12
Wizards’ Hats Halloween Cakes Recipe

Wizards’ Hats Cupcakes

These Halloween wizards’ hats cupcakes are made with your fave cupcakes, frosting, ice cream cones, sprinkles, and candy. A Dumbledore-perfect Halloween treat.

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  • 45 M
  • 45 M
  • 2
Graveyard Halloween Cupcakes Recipe

Graveyard Cupcakes

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

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  • 1 H
  • 1 H, 25 M
  • 0