Dawn English, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Dawn English has tested.

Jam Bars Recipe

Sweet and crumbly and gooey and all around lovely. That’s what we think of these spectacular—and spectacularly easy—jam bars.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 4

Choucroute Garnie Recipe

Served in every beer hall in eastern France, choucroute garnie is essentially a gussied up hot dog and sauerkraut. To which we say, oui!

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  • 45 M
  • 5 H, 15 M
  • 4

Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic Recipe

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.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 10

Therapeutic Drink to Ward Off Colds Recipe

Forget Robitussin. This fragrant infusion not only makes a run to the pharmacy unnecessary, but it goes down with far, far more ease than that syrupy medicinal stuff.

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  • 5 M
  • 15 M
  • 8

Best Brownies Recipe

“Best brownies” is a pretty bold assertion. Yet these chewy fudge brownies from David Lebovitz merit it.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 163

Chili Buns Recipe

Chili buns are a traditional Appalachian thing and they’re essentially hot dog buns slathered with the easiest chili you’ve ever made. Add a hot dog and slaw and you’ve got its kissing cousin, the slaw dog.

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  • 25 M
  • 30 M
  • 4

Slow Cooker Beef Chili Recipe

This slow cooker beef chili is easy as can be to make, satisfying beyond words to taste. Just dump all the familiar chili ingredients in a crockpot. Dinner is done.

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  • 25 M
  • 5 H, 20 M
  • 2

Homemade Harissa Recipe

In the words of one of our recipe testers, “If this sauce is what Moroccan food is all about, then I’m all in.” Us, too.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 0

Homemade Pasta Dough Recipe

Pasta made fresh according to Italian tradition is unspeakably more supple, satisfying, and gratifying than the dried-out store-bought stuff. Here’s how to make it at home.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 79

Homemade Larabars Recipe

We got nothing against the Larabars we’ve been noshing for years, save for the fancy packaging and the crazy price tag.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 50 M
  • 164

Lemon Pound Cake Recipe

When life hands you lemons, make this lemon pound cake. Guaranteed to give you a far more favorable outlook on everything.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 20

Curried Sweet Potato and Lentil Soup Recipe

The spiciness of red curry paste and the sweetness of sweet potatoes and heartiness of lentils and the tanginess of lime in a single beautiful bowl of deliciousness.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 2

Homemade Breakfast Sausage Recipe

Yes, you can make magnificent breakfast sausage at home, and it’s surprisingly easy. Here’s how.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 45 M
  • 0

Breakfast Burritos Recipe

Quick. Easy. Healthy. Crowd pleasing. And freezer-friendly so you can just thaw, grab, and go. Gorgeous weekday morning grub.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 45 M
  • 8
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