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
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
Catalan Cream Custard Recipe

Catalan Custard | Crèma Catalana

This Spanish custard, called crema, is rich, creamy, and simple to make. The custard is made with milk and cream, so it’s lighter. Serve the crema warm.

  • Quick Glance
  • 35 M
  • 2 H
  • 2
Roast Turkey in the Oven

Simple Roast Turkey

The operative word here is simple. Or is it crackly? Or maybe crisp-skinned? Or even sigh-inducingly tender? You tell us.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 8
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