Emily Olson, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Emily Olson has tested.

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!

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 0

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

A classic, perfected. (Yes, we know, you’ve been promised this before by others. But we mean it.)

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  • 15 M
  • 1 D, 1 H
  • 29

Easy Rhubarb Jam

Pink preserves were never so pretty—or so easy—as this foolproof recipe that relies on just four ingredients and an occasional stir.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H
  • 53

Red Velvet Cake

We’re hearing that this all-natural rendition of red velvet cake surpasses the artificially dyed classic. See for yourself, grown ups.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 20

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

Game Day Chili

With apologies to the politically correct, the froufrou, girlie-girl semblance of this recipe is just a guise. Trust us. It’s an unadulterated, manly man’s chili.

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  • 35 M
  • 1 H, 50 M
  • 23

Mom’s Soft-Boiled Eggs ‘n’ Toast

Ideal for lazy weekends as well as harried weekdays, these soft-boiled eggs are cooked to perfection in less than five minutes. You’re welcome.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 31

Lamb Burger | Bifteki Arniou

Definitely a nonconformist, this beauty of a burger melds lamb, pork, grilled onion, mustard, parsley, dill, fennel, cumin, lemon, and scallion. We dare you.

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  • 30 M
  • 45 M
  • 8

Roasted Tomato Soup

The antithesis of gazpacho, this robust soup jumbles tomatoes and onion and balsamic and blasts them in the oven for unparalleled cool weather comfort.

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 0

Chilaquiles

Essentially eggs scrambled with chips and salsa, chilaquiles is equally enticing in the a.m. as the p.m., with a cup of hot joe or a bottle of cold cerveza.

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  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 23

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.

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  • 10 M
  • 25 M
  • 8

Care Package Brownies

These brownies are the perfect treat to send to troops overseas or your kid in college. They’re chocolatey, moist and, best of all, can withstand the U.S. Postal Service.

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  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 18

Tangerine and Beet Salad

Offer up this tangerine and beet salad recipe–all bright and sunny yellow–in the middle of a dismal winter day, and you’ll be hailed as a kitchen hero, nay, savior.

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 4

Blue Cheese Tartine

A blur of sweet, smoky, creamy goodness, this tartine of sourdough, a schmear of blue cheese, and a dribble of honey makes basic bruschetta seem humdrum.

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  • 10 M
  • 15 M
  • 1
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