Amy B., Recipe Tester

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

A mason jar mostly filled with pickled cherries, pickling liquid, star anise, and a cinnamon stick.

Pickled Cherries

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

  • (1)
  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 16
Several open glass bottles of barbecue sauces, including a vinegar barbecue sauce.

Vinegar Barbecue Sauce

This tangy vinegar-based barbecue sauce, typical of eastern Carolina-style ‘cue, is exactly what you want—nay, need—for anything you pull from your smoker or grill.

  • (2)
  • 5 M
  • 10 M
  • 8
A brown paper bag with popped microwave popcorn spilling out of it.

How to Make Microwave Popcorn

Yes, you can make microwave popcorn on your own with just a brown paper bag. No artificial colors. No fake butter. No nasty preservatives. Bring on your next Netflix binge!

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 6
A broken slice of banana bread stacked on a white plate

Banana Bread

A superlative version of the classic American quick bread that everyone loves. And that everyone pretty much always has the ingredients for on hand.

  • (39)
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 122
A dish of macaroni au gratin on a white paper napkin on a white plate with a stack of plates beside it.

Macaroni Au Gratin

So magnificently and outrageously incredible that folks have literally applauded it at the dinner table. Swear. Easy enough for weeknights. Elegant enough for impressing guests.

  • (3)
  • 40 M
  • 45 M
  • 12
Five cranberry scones with two drizzled with white chocolate glaze on a parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet.

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
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.

  • (1)
  • 45 M
  • 4 H
  • 2
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.

  • (3)
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 18
Four bottles of infused water prepared using the instructions on how to infuse 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.

  • (2)
  • 5 M
  • 8 H, 5 M
  • 4