Trudy Ngo-Brown, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Trudy Ngo-Brown has tested.

Best Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Best Oatmeal Cookies

Hope you’re not the indecisive sort, ’cause this oatmeal cookie recipe requires some decisions. Let the baking hijinks begin.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 20
Bucatini all’Amatriciana Recipe

Bucatini all’Amatriciana

All’Amatriciana—go on, roll that “r” like they do in Italy—means a spicy pasta sauce of tomatoes and pancetta or bacon. Prego.

  • Quick Glance
  • 35 M
  • 1 H
  • 2
Egg, Bacon, Cheese Breakfast Pizza Recipe

Breakfast Pizza

Pizza dough with all the makings of a proper breakfast on top. Seems like a pretty darn good reason to get out of bed to us.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 6
Waffle Iron Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe

Waffle Iron Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Dust off that waffle iron. You’re going to want to give these crisped dimples and the ooey, gooey cheese they contain a whirl.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 10 M
  • 8
One-Bowl Mocha Brownies Recipe

One-Bowl Mocha Brownies

If you’re going to splurge on brownies, you may as well, you know, SPLURGE on brownies. But not in terms of effort or expense.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 45 M
  • 2
Chicken Meatball Slider Recipe

Chicken Meatballs

These subtly flavored, relatively healthful (shhhh!) sliders are the sleeper hit at The Meatball Shop. Not hard to understand why.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 6
Smashed Potatoes Recipe

Smashed Potatoes

Before you roll your eyes and mutter, “Do I need another mashed potato recipe?” we suggest you try these simple, sinful, pleasingly chunky smashed spuds. The answer, you’ll find, is yes.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 30 M
  • 9
Congee

Congee | Jok Plaw

A simple, silken rice porridge that’s certain to soothe and salve the soul–especially those souls afflicted with a sore throat or a queasy tummy.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 2 H
  • 6
Breakfast Quinoa

Breakfast Quinoa

A quietly, healthily, nuttily pleasing alternative to your same old oats. Go on. You know you want to try it. So get your quinoa on.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 40 M
  • 20
Vietnamese Iced Coffee

Vietnamese Iced Coffee | Ca Phe Sua Da

Succumb to this simple, satiating, seductive Vietnamese tradition. Known as ca phe sua da, it’s just coffee, ice, and sweet, sweet, sweetened condensed milk.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 15 M
  • 24
Easiest Cream Biscuits

Rachel’s Very Beginner’s Cream Biscuits

Scandalously simple. Ethereally airy. Magical. That’s but a sampling of what folks are saying about these two-ingredient, Southern-style cream biscuits.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 26
Ina Garten's Tomato Soup Recipe

Easy Tomato Soup

Yup. It’s still winter. Darn good thing this simple made-from-scratch soup requires barely more effort than heating up some Campbell’s.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 45 M
  • 17
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