Allison J., Recipe Tester

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

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.