Sue Epstein, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Sue Epstein has tested.

Passover Brownies Recipe

Passover Brownies

Ever so slightly crumbly outside and splendiferously fudgy inside, these are the best kosher-for-Passover brownies we’ve ever had.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 2
Hummus Recipe

Hummus

Let’s get clear about what hummus is and what it ain’t. Hummus, as made in Israel, tastes like hummus. It’s not fancy. But it is perfect.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 1 H
  • 8
Homemade Pastrami Recipe

Homemade Pastrami

Pastrami. We consider it the other corned beef. We also consider it darn easy to make it yourself.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 5 D, 7 H
  • 18
Tartar Sauce Recipe

Homemade Tartar Sauce

Commercial tartar sauce tends to be crammed full of sugar and corn syrup and preservatives. Not this little homemade lovely.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 13
Apple Cider Vinaigrette Recipe

Apple Cider Vinaigrette

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

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 2
Homemade Matzoh Recipe

Homemade Matzoh

This blueprint for thin, crisp matzoh couldn’t be simpler and, natch, tastes incomparable to what you buy in a box.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 21
Chocolate Babka

Chocolate Babka

Babkalicious! Best babka ever! Holy Cow! Holy Babka! Those are just some of the responses we’re hearing ’bout this indulgent loaf of buttery, chocolatey, Jewishy goodness.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H
  • 4 H
  • 16
Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

“Little explosions of flavor” is how the author describes these luscious little orbs of yellow, orange, or red goodness. We don’t disagree. Neither will you.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 1 H
  • 7
Minted Fresh Peas Recipe

Minted Fresh Peas

Clap of hands. Is there anything that screams spring more than these lightly buttered peas with a wee bit of cooling mint on top? We think not.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 15 M
  • 2
Steamed Vegetables in Parchment

Steamed Veggies in Parchment Parcels

A savvy, sophisticated, eat-your-veggies strategy that works its stealthy charms on kids and adults alike. You’re welcome.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 25 M
  • 14
Ginger and Star Anise Braised Chicken

Star Anise and Ginger Braised Chicken

This simple, one-pot stovetop braise melds the intoxicating and inimitable aroma of soy, citrus, ginger, and star anise. But don’t take our word for it…

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 40 M
  • 22
Gianduia Brownies Recipe

Gianduia “Nutella” Brownies

And, on the seventh day, God created gianduia (zhahn-doo-yah). The world has been a more glorious place ever since.

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