Cynthia D., Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Cynthia D. has tested.

Hot Spiced Wine

Hot Spiced Wine

Your mother-in-law may frown upon you teetering around with a martini in hand. But strolling about with a cup of spiced wine? Soooo much more socially acceptable.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 9
Stilton and Walnut Crackers

Stilton and Walnut Crackers

Perhaps the simplest precursor to a dinner party ever. Just make the savory shortbread dough, freeze it, slice it, and bake it at the very last second. You’re welcome.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 6
Sugar Pumpkins

Pumpkin Quick Bread

T. Susan Chang explains how she came to create this quick, subtly sweet loaf from a gourd of fairy tale proportions.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 2 H
  • 4
St-Germain

St-Germain Aperitif

Mark Scarbrough and Bruce Weinstein had hoped for a quiet, rustic dinner in the French countryside. Thanks to this storied liqueur, what they ended up with was far, far more memorable.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 9
Guinea Hen Sweet Corn Fregula

Guinea Hen with Sweet Corn Fregula

Dark-meat chicken lovers, have we got a recipe for you. Actually, we’ve got a bird for you. It’s called guinea, and once you try it, there’s no going back.

  • Quick Glance
  • 40 M
  • 50 M
  • 2
Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

“Little explosions of flavor” is how the author describes these luscious little orbs of yellow, orange, or red goodness. We don’t disagree. Neither will you.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 1 H
  • 7
Rhubarb Tequila Cocktail Recipe

Rhubarb and Tequila Cocktail

Stunning and sophisticated, this cocktail relies on rhubarb for tartness, orange for intrigue, sugar for sweetness, and tequila for an afternoon nap.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 6
Open-Face Egg Sandwich

Open-Face Egg Sandwich

We know. You already have an egg salad sandwich recipe. But trust us, it’s nothing like this one, which is whoppingly old school in taste, blissfully healthful in every other way.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 25 M
  • 8
Herbed Ricotta with Vegetables

Herbed Ricotta Dip with Vegetables

True story: This luscious little number inspired one toddler to dip and dunk his way through an entire bag of baby carrots. An entire bag. Behold, the power of the dipper!

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 2
Polenta Cake with Meat Sauce Recipe

Polenta Layer Cake with Meat Sauce

In this inspired Italian creation, traditional lasagna noodles are supplanted by polenta. Trust us, you’ll feel no guilt nor regret over forsaking custom.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 2 H
  • 8
Daily Subscription

Enter your email address and get all of our updates sent to your inbox the moment they're posted. Be the first on your block to be in the know.

Preview daily e-mail

Weekly Subscription

Hate tons of emails? Do you prefer info delivered in a neat, easy-to-digest (pun intended) form? Then enter your email address for our weekly newsletter.

Preview weekly e-mail