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.

Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic Recipe

Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

Chicken with 40 cloves of garlic is a classic for one reason—it’s damn good. Using chicken thighs ensures the meat remains juicy. Using our trick for quickly peeling garlic makes it hassle free.

  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 10
Person holding a plate of fried pork dumplings, with a bowl of black pepper scallion dipping sauce

Fried Pork Dumplings

Call them fried pork dumplings, Chinese dumplings, or even potstickers. Whatever you do, don’t call them difficult to make. So much easier to make than you’d ever imagine.

  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 4
Cajun Chicken and Sausage Gumbo Recipe

Cajun Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

“Your family will think you are AMAZING.” “A straightforward, real deal Cajun gumbo that everyone loved.” “Easy and affordable.” “A keeper!” That’s what folks are saying about this gumbo.

  • Quick Glance
  • 2 H
  • 2 H, 45 M
  • 4
Cajun Fried Chicken Recipe

Cajun Fried Chicken

Bathed in buttermilk and spiced ever so slightly, this Cajun-style fried hen is memorably moist inside, superlatively crisp outside, and gosh darn perfect through and through.

  • 35 M
  • 35 M
  • 21
Blue pot of chunks of pork, authentic carnitas, with a bay leaf and wooden spoon on top

Authentic Carnitas

This Mexican carnitas recipe is authentic braised and fried pork that’s fall-apart-tender pork goodness ready for tacos.

Salted caramel ice cream in a loaf pan on a pattern baking sheet with a scoop and scooper on top

Salted Caramel Ice Cream

Lusciously dark, almost bitter caramel collides with sweet cream and sea salt. Definitely ice cream for adults. Finally, something you don’t have to share with the kids.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 17 H, 30 M
  • 0
Five half-moon pastries, Jamaican beef turnovers, on a stone plate, three bottles of beer

Jamaican Beef Turnovers

Patties. Pasties. Whatever you insist on calling these savory hand pies is of little consequence. It’s the taste that talks to us.

  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 12
Best Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Best Oatmeal Cookies

These oatmeal cookies are like the baking version of those Choose Your Own Adventure books, which means your cookies end up exactly the way you like them.

  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 35
Slow Cooker Chicken Stock Recipe

Slow Cooker Chicken Stock

Making stock from scratch was never difficult. And it just became even easier thanks to this slick slow cooker approach.

  • 15 M
  • 12 H
  • 29
Split Pea Soup recipe

Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup

This bowl of comfort features all the hearty, stick-to-your-ribs goodness of traditional split pea soup with the added benefit of tossing everything in the slow cooker and walking away.

  • 50 M
  • 10 H, 50 M
  • 4