Alexander Cowan, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Alexander Cowan has tested.

Two smoked spareribs and a knife on a slab of stone

Smoked Spare Ribs

Authentic barbecue joint flavor from your own backyard. No smoker required. Actually, no smoking experience required, either.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 6 H
  • 4
A cooked raspberry crumble tart on a wooden surface with a few raspberries lying nearby.

Raspberry Crumble Tart

Warning: This tart is best when consumed within a few hours of emerging from the oven. We don’t see this as being a problem. We suspect you won’t either.

  • (2)
  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 10
A spoon with raspberry jam dripping off of it.

Homemade Raspberry Jam

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

  • (1)
  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 7
Six Alabama muffin biscuits in a muffin tin.

Alabama Muffin Biscuits

These curiously named, easy peasy, shamelessly simple meldings of biscuit and muffins may make you swear off roll-out biscuits for good.

  • (3)
  • 10 M
  • 45 M
  • 21
Oval plate with a salt and pepper pork chop, spoon, fork, and juice on it

Salt and Pepper Pork Chops

Perfection. That’s what we think of this simple yet exquisite melding of pork, butter, salt, and pepper from chef Gabrielle Hamilton.

  • (2)
  • 10 M
  • 20 M
  • 6
A whole roast leg of lamb on a rimmed baking sheet with charred lemon slices surrounding the lamb.

Roast Leg of Lamb

Plain and perfect, that’s what we consider this simple roast lamb recipe. And in a shorter cooking time than usual and very little fuss.

  • (4)
  • 25 M
  • 2 H, 25 M
  • 12
A halved pork Milanese cutlet on a grey oval plate with a lemon wedge and mixed spring greens.

Pork Milanese

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

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
Two classic cheeseburgers with red onion and pickles on sesame buns on a wooden serving board.

Classic Cheeseburger

What defines the quintessential classic cheeseburger? It’s quite the personal experience. Yet we’ve got a foolproof technique.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 0