Sarah Heend, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Sarah Heend has tested.

Microwave Mug Cake Recipe

Three minutes. That’s how long it takes to bake this upside down cake that makes just enough dessert to satisfy your craving. No more.

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  • 15 M
  • 20 M
  • 4

Pain de Mie Recipe

Pain de mie is perfectly rectangular and, as such, perfect for toast and sandwiches. It’s traditionally made in a Pullman pan but we show you how to use any old loaf pan.

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  • 30 M
  • 3 H, 30 M
  • 10

Flourless Almond Cake Recipe

A flourless almond cake that’s French and flavorful, this amandier is crisp and crunchy on the outside, dense and chewy on the inside, and gluten-free through and through.

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  • 15 M
  • 50 M
  • 12

Apple Cider Vinaigrette Recipe

This slightly sweet, subtly tangy, entirely apple-y vinaigrette recipe is going to come in far more handy than you can ever imagine.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 6

How to Make Microwave Popcorn

Yes, you can make microwave popcorn on your own with just a brown paper bag. No artificial colors. No fake butter. No nasty preservatives. Bring on your next Netflix binge!

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 2

Farmer Cheese Recipe

This easy homemade farmer cheese is rich, creamy, and lovely, sorta like a poor man’s (or shall we say, lazy man’s) homemade ricotta.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 4

How to Make Maple Sugar

Making maple sugar at home isn’t difficult or tricky or fearsome. It’s actually crazy simple. And ridiculously tasty.

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  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 2

Carrot Cake Pancakes Recipe

This carrot cake pancakes recipe is made with cinnamon, pecans, and mascarpone frosting. Easy and healthy. (Well, sorta healthy.)

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  • 1 H
  • 1 H
  • 4

Dinner Rolls

Practically instant gratification with its blink-and-you’ll-miss-it rise and its straightforward mixing method. And oooooh the taste!

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 2

Maple Buttermilk Pie

“Silky.” “Creamy.” “Tangy.” “Sweet.” That’s what folks are saying about this pie that tastes like poor man’s cheesecake.

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  • 40 M
  • 2 H
  • 3

Skillet Cake

Skillet cake is moist and tender and sweet (not too sweet, though) and sorta like upside-down cake except it’s right-side up.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 6

Raspberry Jam With Framboise

“Just the right balance of tangy and sweet.” “Easy to make.” “Not a big production.” “Perfect.” That’s what folks are saying about this.

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  • 45 M
  • 45 M
  • 4

Candy Bar S’mores

S’mores purists may scoff, but that’s cool. More for us. Leftover Halloween candy never looked so good.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 6

Warm Goat Cheese Salad | Salade au Chèvre Chaud

Baguette slathered with goat cheese and baked to toasty perfection with a can’t-mess-it-up vinaigrette and salad. Easy peasy.

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 0
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