Cindy Zaiffdeen, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Cindy Zaiffdeen has tested.

Garlic Confit Recipe

Garlic Confit

Cloves of garlic are slowly simmered in oil until unthinkably tender, intensely aromatic, subtly sweet, and insanely irresistible.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 1 H
  • 9
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
Sunday Roast Recipe

Jamie Oliver’s Sunday Roast

An uber-tender roast and crisp-as-can-be roasted spuds that’re both proper and ridiculously untraditional.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 2 H
  • 2
Tater Tots Recipe

Spuddies | Tater Tots Recipe

A spuddy, you ask? It’s what happens when a chef creates crisp potato-y lusciousness but the name Tater Tots™ is already taken.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 50 M
  • 0
Slow Cooker Chicken Stock Recipe

Slow Cooker Chicken Stock

Not that making homemade chicken stock is ever difficult, but this slow cooker chicken stock is the easiest ever.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 12 H
  • 21
Old-Fashioned Cocktail

Old-Fashioned Cocktail

A little sugar, a splash of bitters, and a lotta booze—your grandma’s go-to drink. (Oh wait, was that just our family?!)

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 2
Apple Cranberry Crisp

Apple Cranberry Crisp

How poetic that a recipe whose ingredients scream out for Thanksgiving would, in and of itself, be reason to give thanks.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 25 M
  • 2
Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes

Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes

We swoon to recipes that give us the pretense of being healthful as we douse food in fruity olive oil. Thank you, Lidia Bastianich.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 45 M
  • 6
Cranberry Buckle

Cranberry Buckle

We’ll take this sweetly tart mingling of muffin and coffee cake any time someone cares to plunk a slice down in front of us.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 25 M
  • 2
Pan Roasted Pork Chops

Pan-Roasted Pork Chops

Perfect. The best brine I’ve ever had. Oh. My. God. That’s what folks are saying about this simple weeknight supper solution.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 19
Chili Butter

Chili Honey Butter

Sweet, spicy, and just a little sassy. That’s what we think of this sensational synthesis of everyday ingredients. Slather it at will.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 4
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
  • 22
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