Alexander Cowan, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Alexander Cowan has tested.

A white bowl filled with pimento cheese and some saltine crackers topped with the cheese next to the bowl

Barbecue Pimento Cheese

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

  • (1)
  • 15 M
  • 2 H, 15 M
  • 9
Tray of classic dinner rolls glazed with butter, bowl of melted butter with a brush

Classic Dinner Rolls

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

  • (5)
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 12
Several cut cinnamon pecan blondies on a white platter.

Cinnamon Pecan Blondies

Chewy, buttery, and teeming with toffee flavor, these are a sophisticated take on those made-from-a-box blondies you scarfed down with your carton of milk in the school cafeteria.

  • (4)
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 47
Pieces of batter-fried chicken piled on a white platter.

Batter-Fried Chicken

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

  • (61)
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 219
Two individual servings of chocolate mouse in glass tumblers served on a small plate with a silver spoon resting beside.

Chocolate Mousse for One

This sophisticated chocolate fix draws on just three ingredients, comes together in minutes, and is satiating beyond belief.

  • (4)
  • 5 M
  • 20 M
  • 23
A milky way tart on a piece of parchment in a rimmed baking sheet.

Milky Way Tart

This tart remakes the famous candy bar with its milk chocolate mousse, chocolate curls, and luscious caramel drizzle. And it’s surprisingly simple to make.

  • (2)
  • 45 M
  • 9 H
  • 12
A stack of flour tortillas with bacon fat on a cast-iron skillet.

Flour Tortillas With Bacon Fat

Soft. Supple. Ever so slightly smoky. And frugal thanks to grandma’s trick of saving the fat from breakfast bacon. One taste and you’ll understand our obsession.

  • (3)
  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 14
A football cheese ball on a serving board with two glasses of beer and a knife beside it.

Football Cheese Ball With Bacon

Going for a pigskin theme for the big game? You need this. Easy as can be to whip together and it’s been described as being “disturbingly good.” Too good, in fact, to let pass.

  • (3)
  • 25 M
  • 2 H, 40 M
  • 10