Stop your scoffing. This may not be conventional chili, but it’s no sissy imposter. It’s just a little subtler, soupier, and smokier.
Adriana Pecunia, Recipe Tester
A list of all the recipes Adriana Pecunia has tested.
If you’ve ever sought an excuse to start making your own margaritas, this is it. Salted, warming, and lip-puckering limey. Fresh!
Beautiful burger buns. Were ever three words joined in such harmony? There are a lot more lovely things to be said about these pillowy specimens of bread awesomeness.
Old-Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies
Crisp at the edges. Chewy within. Peanutty through and through. A classic perfected. Pass the milk, please.
Alfajores ~ Dulce de Leche Cookies
We know many who’ve fallen for these dulce de leche-filled shortbread cookies while in Latin America. Few have recovered. Rightly so.
Homemade Ginger Ale
Full of natural ingredients that pack a wallop of intense, true-to-life ginger flavor, this brilliant hack for making real ginger ale will make you a convert.
Mini Funnel Cakes
Forget the state fair. You can have funnel cakes whenever you want. And as many as you want. Without asking your parents’ permission. And they’re as quick and easy as pancakes.
Sea Bass with Soy Glaze and Cucumber Salsa
Super simple yet super stunning, this seemingly fancy-pants entree is pan-seared, soy-glazed, and accompanied by a cucumber salsa. And it’s gonna rock your world.
Steamed Halibut with Ginger
An elegant and easy riff on a classic Chinese technique that’s ideal for the fish-averse given that it’s quick and almost effortless.
Classic English Toffee
Almonds and dark chocolate or peanuts and milk chocolate? Can’t go wrong either way with this classic candy.
Schnecken ~ Pecan Cinnamon Buns
Schnecken translates from German quite literally as snails, although to us it means gooey, sticky pecan caramel buns.
Coconut Macaroons Dipped in Chocolate
Sweet, moist, tender, can’t-stop-at-just-one coconut macaroons that are reminiscent of what’s found at the loveliest bakery in town.
Key Lime Pie
DIY classic Key lime pie—including a handy little cheat sheet on substituting everyday limes for these puckery little Key suckers.
Limoncello ~ Lemon Liqueur
An Italian classic. And it’s ridiculously easy to make at home with just lemons, sugar, vodka, and a little patience.
Endive Salad with Gorgonzola, Pine Nuts, and Honey
Mother Nature is a savvy, savvy hostess. We know this because endive makes the perfect platter-to-piehole vehicle for cheese.
Salmon with Cherry Tomatoes
An impressive impromptu dinner that’s done in less than 30 minutes and a cinch to clean up. You’re welcome.
Say good morning to your newest weekday breakfast craze. Who knew cheese, honey, and bread could be sooooo indulgent?
Cornmeal and Oat Waffles
Whether you need brunch for a crowd or a quick breakfast for one, this make-ahead waffle mix ensures you’ve got waffles in minutes.