10 Worthwhile Weekend Indulgences

April 8, 2011

Whether it's Sunday brunch, dinner with family and friends or an ooey-gooey dessert, weekends are the perfect time to let it all hang out.

Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn

Few of us eat dessert or cook five-course meals every day, but weekends are the perfect time for a sexy little splurge. After all, everyone needs an occasional indulgence—something with a decadent edge that takes a little time or extra effort to prepare and is a pleasure to savor. Here are a few of our favorite Saturday-worthy dishes, plus a few Sunday morning breakfast recipes to wrap it up before Monday rolls back around.


Steak and Eggs with Salsa Verde and Fontina

This diner classic gets a makeover with salsa verde and Fontina cheese.

Banana-Pecan Pancakes

Bananas, pecans, and some butter and honey make these whole-wheat pancakes what breakfast should be.

spinach and goat cheese

Herbed Spinach and Goat Cheese Strata

Stratas are perfect for entertaining because they let you do the prep work in advance.


Lasagna with Cheddar Cheese

Cheddar lends this lasagna an interesting change-up.


Southern Fried Chicken

Use authentic ingredients for an authentic taste.

fudge cake

Tunnel of Fudge Cake

Double the decadence and serve this rich fudgy cake warm from the oven with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Texas Sheet Cake

Texas Sheet Cake

A luscious caramel frosting with coconut and pecans tops this potluck-perfect chocolate cake.

Flowerpot Cakes

Adorable DIY Chocolate Flowerpot Cakes

Cakes in actual flowerpots—a dessert and a cute conversation piece!


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