Allison J., Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Allison J. has tested.

A purple plum torte with dripping juice on a baking pan, all on a cooling wrap

Plum Torte

One taste and you’ll understand why this is the most popular recipe from The New York Times. A new American classic.

  • (11)
  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 52
A diner-style dispenser half-filled with blueberry syrup.

Blueberry Syrup

Brings back memories of that sticky, cloyingly sweet blueberry syrup from breakfasts at the diner as a child. Yet recreates it with so much more class.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 2
A yellow pot with 3-ingredient macaroni and cheese--elbow macaroni, cream, Cheddar cheese

3 Ingredient Macaroni and Cheese

Mac and cheese doesn’t get any easier than this 3 ingredient macaroni and cheese that’s done in 20 minutes. Kids! Dinner!

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 20 M
  • 0
A white plate with a tarragon chicken leg and thigh on it, sliced onion and tarragon on top

Tarragon Chicken

Tarragon chicken. A French classic for a reason. And no one but you needs to know just how easily it comes together.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 2
A white rectangular platter filled with keto beef and broccoli and sprinkled with sesame seeds with a pair of chopsticks resting on the edge of the platter.

Keto Beef and Broccoli

A low-carb riff on your fave takeout that deprives you of nothing. In fact, we suspect you’ll like it even more than the classic.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
Stack of four Congo bars made of coconut, chocolate, graham crackers, each on a square of paper

Congo Bars

Better known as seven layer bars, this bewitching stack of graham cracker crumbs, sweetened condensed milk, chocolate, coconut, and nuts just may exceed your childhood memories.

  • (2)
  • 10 M
  • 40 M
  • 22
Cooked pieces of chicken shawarma and wedges of red onion on a rimmed baking sheet.

Chicken Shawarma

Permeated with an enticing and sorta (but not intimidatingly) exotic blend of spices, these chicken thighs and tender roasted onions and couldn’t be easier.

  • (2)
  • 25 M
  • 3 H, 5 M
  • 11
A white oval serving plate filled with slow cooker coq au vin and a gold fork resting on the side of the plate.

Slow Cooker Coq au Vin

Get ready to have all your expectations for this French classic surpassed. And without much expense or effort.

  • (2)
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 3 H, 45 M
  • 4