Amy B., Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Amy B. has tested.

Vinegar Barbecue Sauce

Vinegar Barbecue Sauce

Typical of eastern Carolina ‘cue, this tangy sauce is exactly what you want—nay, need—for your next barbecue.

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  • 5 M
  • 10 M
  • 2
Infused Water

How to Infuse Water

Why spend half your paycheck on pricey infused waters when you can make them at home? It’s easy, inexpensive, and lovely.

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  • 5 M
  • 8 H, 5 M
  • 4
South Carolina Slaw

South Carolina Slaw

This may not seem like coleslaw to some given its lack of mayo. But its sweet tanginess is going to woo you like never before.

  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 2
Dark Chocolate Cream Pie

Dark Chocolate Cream Pie

Carefully concocted to rely on less sugar than the cloying milk chocolate cream pie of our childhood, this is a far more adult-friendly, yet still spectacularly satisfying, rendition of a classic.

  • 30 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 6
A slice of brownie tar heel pie on a white plate topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream

Tar Heel Pie | Brownie Pie

Known in some parts as tar heel pie, this ridiculously rich and gooey chocolate brownie pie is crazy easy to make—and just as easy to make disappear.

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  • 45 M
  • 4 H
  • 0
A baking dish with chicken thighs topped with garlic cloves, red potatoes, and thyme. A silver spoon is nestled in the dish.

Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

Chicken with 40 cloves of garlic is a classic for one reason—it’s damn good. Using chicken thighs ensures the meat remains juicy. Using our trick for quickly peeling garlic makes it hassle free.

  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 12
Pickled Cherries

Pickled Cherries

An easy, unexpected way to extend cherry season that’s tartly sweet, subtly spiced, and surprisingly addictive.

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  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 4
Sweet Potato Soup

Sweet Potato Soup With Coconut Milk

Easy, healthy, vegan, paleo. But more importantly, it’s so incredibly complex, rich, and velvety smooth you’ll go wobbly in the knees. And so simple you may just make it a weeknight staple.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
Banana Bread

Banana Bread

A superlative version of the classic American quick bread that everyone loves.

  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 74
Espresso Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Espresso Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Just like Tollhouse but with the amp turned up. Way up. Basically a more mature version of a household staple. Finally, something you don’t have to share with the kids!

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  • 45 M
  • 3 H, 30 M
  • 0
Macaroni Au Gratin

Macaroni Au Gratin

So magnificently and outrageously incredible that folks are actually applauding it at the dinner table. Easy enough for weeknights, elegant enough for impressing guests.

  • 40 M
  • 45 M
  • 6
Cranberry Scones

Cranberry Scones

Got leftover cranberries? Then you’ve got the fixings for these incredible scones that are balance tart berries with creamy white chocolate and knee-wobblingly flaky pastry.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 0