Got leftover cranberries? Then you’ve got the fixings for these incredible scones that balance tart berries with sweet white chocolate and knee-wobblingly flaky pastry.
Amy B., Recipe Tester
A list of all the recipes Amy B. has tested.
Dark Chocolate Cream Pie
Not so cloyingly sweet than the chocolate cream pie of our childhood, this dark chocolate beauty is a spectacularly satisfying remake of a classic.
Tar Heel Pie ~ Brownie Pie
Known in some parts as tar heel pie, this ridiculously rich chocolate brownie pie filling is impossibly fudgy, so much so it’s simply too gooey to consume out of hand
Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie
Perhaps the sneakiest way ever to get kids–of all ages–to slurp something relatively nutritious for breakfast.
Espresso Chocolate Chunk Cookies
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.
Homemade Sparkling Juice
It ain’t no Champagne. And it ain’t supposed to be. Subtly nuanced and sparkling and with a slightly fancy feel for teetotalers of all ages.
An easy, unexpected way to extend cherry season that’s tartly sweet, subtly spiced, and surprisingly irresistible.
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.
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!
Banana Bread by Cook’s Illustrated
A superlative version of the classic American quick bread that everyone loves. And that everyone pretty much always has the ingredients for on hand.
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.
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.
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.
Easy Smashed Potatoes
Kid friendly. Adult approved. Gluten-free. Vegan. Awesome for entertaining. And even awesomer for when you simply want to stand at the stove and inhale carbs straight from the baking sheet.
Chickpea and Cavatelli Soup
An easy Italian soup that makes for a satisfying supper tossed together from pantry staples.
Sweet Potato Soup With Coconut Milk
Easy, healthy, paleo, gluten-free, and vegan. More importantly, incredibly complex, rich, and velvety smooth. So much so you’ll go wobbly in the knees. And so simple you can make it a weeknight staple.
Sweet and Spicy Cranberry Relish
Made in minutes from just five ingredients, this cranberry relish belongs in your weeknight repertoire and not just on your Thanksgiving table. Did we mention it freezes beautifully?
Blueberry Spinach Smoothie
Smoothie-d out? You gotta try this blueberry spinach smoothie recipe before you call it quits. It’s sorta sweet, sorta green, and sorta awesome.