Bette Fraser, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Bette Fraser has tested.

Bucatini all’Amatriciana Recipe

Bucatini all’Amatriciana

All’Amatriciana—go on, roll that “r” like they do in Italy—means a spicy pasta sauce of tomatoes and pancetta or bacon. Prego.

  • Quick Glance
  • 35 M
  • 1 H
  • 2
Prunes in Rum Recipe

Prunes in Rum | Pruneaux d’Agen au Rhum

Boozy prunes. So damn good that in Gascony, you’re not invited over for coffee, you’re invited over for these little lovelies.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 15 H
  • 21
Blueberry and Tomato Salad Recipe

Blueberry and Tomato Summer Salad for One

There’s a week or two midsummer when blueberries and tomatoes hit their peak. That’s the time to make this salad. Ready? Go!

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 0
Sea Bass with Soy Glaze Recipe

Sea Bass with Soy Glaze and Cucumber Salsa

Super simple yet super stunning, this fancy-pants, pan-seared, soy-glazed sea bass with cucumber salsa will rock your world.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 35 M
  • 8
Coconut Macaroons Dipped in Chocolate Recipe

Coconut Macaroons Dipped in Chocolate

Sweet, moist, tender, can’t-stop-at-just-one coconut macaroons that are reminiscent of what’s found at the loveliest bakery in town.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
Chicken Meatball Slider Recipe

Chicken Meatballs

These subtly flavored, relatively healthful (shhhh!) sliders are the sleeper hit at The Meatball Shop. Not hard to understand why.

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  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 6
Chocolate Bourbon Banana Bread

Mommom’s Chocolate Bourbon-Spiked Banana Bread

No matter what its title, this little life-changer of a recipe isn’t quite Mommom’s, er, your grandma’s banana bread. It’s better.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 16
Blueberry Crumble Recipe

Blueberry Crumble

Not too sweet. Not too tart. Just right. That’s what we think of this obscenely simple crumble and its come-hither appeal.

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  • 15 M
  • 50 M
  • 12
Buttermilk Drop Biscuits

Buttermilk Drop Biscuits

“The best biscuits I’ve ever had!” is what we’re hearing from many, many, many folks who just can’t help but exclaim when they try these buttery biscuits.

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  • 15 M
  • 35 M
  • 11
Seafood Gumbo

Seafood Gumbo

This Cajun standby tastes pretty swell the other 364 days of the year, too–especially if you swill a cold beer or six as you stand at the stove.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 5 H, 15 M
  • 20
Classic Pad Thai

Classic Pad Thai

Unspeakably more nuanced than takeout Thai, these stir-fried noodles boast a sigh-inducing balance of salty, sour, and sweet.

  • Quick Glance
  • 35 M
  • 1 H
  • 8
Baked Chicken with Cinnamon Butter

Baked Chicken with Cinnamon Butter

This understated hen owes its curious lure to a simple, subtle blend of butter and unexpected spice. Appallingly easy and enthrallingly enticing.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 10
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