Alex Smith, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Alex Smith has tested.

A tray of bacon, egg, and Cheddar scones

Bacon, Egg, and Cheddar Scones

“Where have you been all my life?” That’s a common refrain we’re hearing from those who’ve tasted these breakfast all-in-ones.

  • (3)
  • 10 M
  • 35 M
  • 7
A single oat and pecan brittle cookie on a white background.

Oat and Pecan Brittle Cookies

Crisp edges. Chewy center. Caramelized awesomeness that defies words. And a marginal healthfulness from oats that makes it entirely too easy to justify having another one.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 14 H, 30 M
  • 4
Glass bowl filled with pecan pie bread pudding, caramel sauce, bourbon-vanilla ice cream on a marble table

Pecan Pie Bread Pudding

When you’ve got leftover bread, sure, you could make bread crumbs. Or you could make this Southern melding of pie and pudding that’s obscenely indulgent. Tough decision, eh?

  • (1)
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 5 H
  • 10
An apple tea cake on a wire rack with three slices cut from it and one on a blue and white plate.

Apple Tea Cake

Not as dense or as sweet as a pound cake, this lovely tea cake is rich and buttery and subtly infused with layers of apple and cinnamon with a tart lemon drizzle as a finishing flourish.

  • Quick Glance
  • 40 M
  • 3 H
  • 0
A loaf of pumpkin bread in a metal loaf pan.

Pumpkin Bread

A quick bread that pretty much captures the essence of autumn with a sigh-inducingly, knee-wobblingly inviting aroma and compelling blend of sweet spices. Idyllic? Heck yeah.

  • (1)
  • 20 M
  • 2 H, 15 M
  • 2
A bowl filled with fresh whole milk ricotta and a spoon on the side.

Fresh Whole Milk “Ricotta”

This cheater’s version of the real ricotta deal turns out satisfyingly creamy and rich and is certain to cure your craving. Made from just milk, yogurt, lemon juice, and salt.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 2 H
  • 26