Melinda Hamby, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Melinda Hamby has tested.

Moroccan Braised Chicken with Dates

Moroccan Braised Chicken with Dates and Vegetables

This easy-peasy, seemingly fancy-schmancy, late-summer dinner is a cinch to make—and to clean up after. You’re very welcome.

  • Quick Glance
  • 35 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 0
Hummingbird Cake

Hummingbird Cake

Sweet as nectar. That’s what we think of this Southern classic, a charming stack of pineapple, coconut, bananas, and pecans aplenty.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 18
Classic Roast Chicken

Classic Roast Chicken

Succulent. Crisp-skinned. Simple. If that’s what you seek in a roast hen, your search stops with this ooh- and aah-inducing technique.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 55 M
  • 9
Pastina Stars with Butter and Milk

Pastina Stars with Butter and Milk

We’ve got stars in our eyes…and our bowls…and our spoons…all thanks to pastina, the teensy star-shaped pasta. It just may be the cutest supper in the solar system.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 20 M
  • 35
Baked Mac and Cheese Recipe

Baked Macaroni and Cheese with Crunchy Crumb Topping

This classic mac n cheese melds Cheddar and butter and milk before being baked to bubbling, crumb-topped, ridiculously indulgent goodness.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 16
New York-Style Cheesecake

New York–Style Cheesecake

How do you define a true New York-style cheesecake? A sweet graham cracker crust cushioning a smooth, rich, moan-inducing filling with a lemony lilt. In other words, this recipe.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 2 H
  • 20
Sauteed Bacon, Mushrooms, and Lentils

Sautéed Bacon, Mushrooms, and Lentils

It may seem criminal to bathe the walloping nutrition of lentils and mushrooms in anything but wholesomeness, but there’s something to be said for quality of life. Hello, bacon!

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 28
Personal Pan Lasagna

Personal Pan Lasagna

This loosely defined “lasagna” is an easy little cheat of a recipe that relies on frozen ravioli, jarred sauce, and shredded cheese. Shhhhhh.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 33
Roast Chicken Recipe

Roast Chicken for Two

This sassy roast chicken gets its moist meat and ultra-crisp skin from the two-step process of searing it in a skillet then sliding the whole thing in the oven. Simplicity.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 1
Peruvian Roast Chicken

Peruvian Roast Chicken

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

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 22
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