Fran Brennan, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Fran Brennan has tested.

Almond and Coconut Granola

Almond and Coconut Granola

An inspired take on a classic, this simple, sassy granola recipe is yours to follow to the letter or tweak to your (or your most picky family member’s) content.

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  • 15 M
  • 55 M
  • 9
Coconut Cake

Coconut Cake

Flaunting an ever-practical, always-stunning, goes-with-anything white, this froufrou coconut cake livens up holidays, dinner parties, bridal showers, weddings, birthdays, and Tuesday nights.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 23
Lemon Chess Pie

Lemon Chess Pie

This Southern creation is a simple affair. Just eggs, butter, sugar, and, of course, lemon, it’s a pleasantly homey dessert, perfect for any afternoon or occasion.

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  • 10 M
  • 55 M
  • 12
Carrot Muffins

Carrot Muffins

These little lovelies contain sugar and spice and everything nice–including an oh-so-buttery oat streusel and a batter so enticing you’d never, ever guess it’s good for you.

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  • 20 M
  • 55 M
  • 10
Peruvian Roast Chicken

Peruvian Roast Chicken

This bird borrows its Peruvian accent from its amazing technicolor dreamcoat of paprika, cumin, and garlic.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 22
Blue Cheese Tartine

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
Spaghetti with Raw Tomato Sauce Recipe

Spaghetti with Raw Tomatoes

Summer at its simplest, not to mention it’s most splendid, seeing as how five minutes of effort yields a meal that rivals round-trip tickets to Italy.

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  • 5 M
  • 20 M
  • 13
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