About Alexander Cowan

About Alexander Cowan, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Alexander Cowan has tested.

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.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 25 M
  • 22
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.

  • Quick Glance
  • 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.

  • Quick Glance
  • 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.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 85
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
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.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 50 M
  • 6
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.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 2 H, 15 M
  • 4
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!

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 2
Salt and Pepper Pork Chops Recipe

Salt and Pepper Pork Chops

Perfection. That’s what we think of this simple melding of pork, butter, and everyday seasonings from chef Gabrielle Hamilton.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 20 M
  • 0
Pork Milanese Recipe

Pork Milanese

Plump pork chops are pounded into satisfying submission before being breaded and gently sautéed to perfection.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
French Onion Dip Recipe

Onion Dip

“The onion dip to end all onion dips.” “Sublime.” “Light years beyond those soup packets.” That’s what folks are saying about this dip.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 4