Alexander Cowan, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Alexander Cowan has tested.

Barbecue Pimento Cheese Recipe

Barbecue Pimento Cheese

Not all pimento cheese recipes are created equal. This one, with a touch of barbecue, definitely has an unfair advantage.

  • 15 M
  • 2 H, 15 M
  • 4
Brown Butter Winter Squash

Brown Butter Winter Squash

One taste and you’ll forget all about that butter and brown sugar trick your mom taught you long ago. Promise.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 40 M
  • 4
Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe

Spaghetti Carbonara

This spaghetti carbonara recipe tosses pasta with eggs, cheese, guanciale, pancetta or bacon, and pepper to form a creamy sauce. Quick and easy.

  • 10 M
  • 25 M
  • 24
Raspberry Jam Recipe

Raspberry Jam

You can’t prolong summer. But you can prolong raspberry season with some lipstick-red berries, a little sugar, and this unerringly precise recipe.

  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 5
Fall-Off-the-Bone Baby Back Ribs Recipe

Fall-Off-the-Bone Baby Back Ribs

The secret to these knee-wobblingly tender little lovelies? Roast ’em low and slow and then toss ’em on the grill for a spell.

  • 20 M
  • 2 H, 45 M
  • 16
Batter Fried Chicken Recipe

Batter-Fried Chicken

Proof that you don’t require buttermilk or an insufferably long overnight brine to make insanely tender, crazily crisp, gosh darn perfect fried chicken.

  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 97
Whole Roasted Onions Recipe

Whole Roasted Onions

Plonk unpeeled onions on a baking sheet. Shove in oven. Come back later for achingly sweet, tender, mellow oniony goodness. Accept accolades. See how easy that was?

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 1 H
  • 14
Nilla Wafer Banana Pudding Recipe

Vanilla Wafer Banana Pudding

Not a lot has changed since you last had this after-school classic. It’s still easy. It’s still quick. And it’s still gosh darned comforting as heck.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 8
Nashville Hot Fried Chicken Recipe

Nashville Hot Fried Chicken

Hot enough to make you holler. That’s how they like their fried chicken in Nashville. Who are we to argue?

  • Quick Glance
  • 40 M
  • 55 M
  • 20
Potatoes with Mexican Chorizo Recipe

Potatoes with Mexican Chorizo

Easy, authentic, and awesome any time of day, whether accompanied by steaming hot coffee or cold cerveza.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 50 M
  • 4
Croque Madame Muffins Recipe

Croque Madame Muffins

A nifty little ooh- and aah-inducing riff on the classic croque madame that’s perfect to assemble ahead of time for big batch brunches.

  • 30 M
  • 50 M
  • 6
Dinner Rolls Recipe

Dinner Rolls

Practically instant gratification with its blink-and-you’ll-miss-it rise and its straightforward mixing method. And oooooh the taste!

  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 2