Allison J., Recipe Tester

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

A glass jar half filled with apple cranberry sauce, with a second jar of applesauce in the background.

Apple Cranberry Sauce

Apple cranberry sauce. Not quite as American as apple pie. Not until you taste this version, that is. Sweetly tart and superbly lovely with turkey and pork and so, so much more.

A metal skillet filled with easy skillet lasagna and garnished with basil leaves.

Easy Skillet Lasagna

Those days when meal planning goes south and weeknight weariness looms, simple salvation can be found in this easy skillet lasagna made with store-bought ravioli.

Four chicken enchiladas in a nonstick skillet, topped with scallions.

Skillet Chicken Enchiladas

Made in a single pan with so much ease you’ll be wanting to make them every night. We dare so you’ll hear no complaints.

Salmon burgers in a cast-iron skillet, beside a plate with a salmon patty on a bun, topped with Sriracha mayo, avocado, and diced red onion.

Salmon Burgers

Just in time for National Salmon Day. If you’re craving a burger (always!?) but also wanting some measure of healthiness, then here’s our solution. Craving satisfied.

A cut sheet pan taco bake in a rimmed sheet pan topped with pico de gallo and sour cream.

Sheet Pan Taco Bake

Taco meets casserole in this clever and crowd-pleasing approach to perfectly seasoned tacos.

A pile of turkey taco salad piled up on a stainless steel sheet, with radishes, lettuce, cabbage, cilantro, and tortilla chips.

Turkey Taco Salad

Easy. Healthy. Low calorie. And quite possibly the best tasting taco salad ever. That’s what we think of this recipe. But don’t take our word for it. See for yourself.

A pavlova with fresh berries on a wooden table outside.

Pavlova with Fresh Berries

If you’re looking for a stunning last course that’s spectacular and makes quite a statement, this pavlova is just the thing. Here’s how to make it.

A white serving bowl and smaller white bowl partially filled with rigatoni with vegan vodka sauce and a glass of water on the side.

Rigatoni with Vegan Vodka Sauce

Simple. Straightforward. Spectacular. Elegant, even. Just some of the things we’re hearing about this vegan riff on the perennially popular vodka pasta.

Two Hog Island grilled cheese sandwiches in a skillet with some cheese melting from them.

Hog Island Grilled Cheese

This much-ballyhooed ‘wich from Hog Island Oyster Bar in San Francisco is stuffed with fromage blanc, Gruyère, Cheddar, and Havarti.

A rum cake in a grey bowl.

Rum Cake

Every bit as boozy and as brilliant as it sounds. Inspired by the old-fashioned rum cake made in the Caribbean with dark rum in all its magnificently spiced glory.

A platter of Mexican spaghetti, topped with crumbled cheese with a torn piece of bread and white sauce on the side.

Mexican Spaghetti ~ Sopa Seca de Fideo

This Mexican spaghetti, or sopa seca de fideo, is mindblowingly seductive and authentic as heck. Translated literally, it means “dry soup with noodles,” and it’s soooo much better than it sounds.

Skewers of bulgogi meatballs on a blue and white plate with pickles on the side.

Bulgogi Meatballs

Bulgogi meatballs are a tasty riff on Korean barbeque that deliver a sweet-salty-umami flavor burst. Perfect for dinner or cocktail munchies.