Amy Giezentanner, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Amy Giezentanner has tested.

Japanese Cucumber Salad

Japanese Cucumber Salad

Simple. Surprising. Spunky. Just what we look for in a summer salad. Just what we found in this jumble of cucumbers, vinegar, and ginger.

  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 6
Thai Basil Pork

Thai Basil Pork

A little spicy, salty, and sweet and altogether satisfying. Your latest weeknight salvation when you need dinner pronto but you want something that’s not predictable or boring.

  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 6
Glass bowl with spicy tomato blue cheese soup on a tray with a hunk of cheese and a spoon

Spicy Tomato Blue Cheese Soup

This spicy tomato soup gets its heat from Thai Sriracha sauce and depth from blue cheese. San Marzano tomatoes are used, so the soup can be made anytime.

  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 25
Baja-Style Tempura Fish Tacos

Baja-Style Tempura Fish Tacos

Relax with these crunchy-tender fish tacos filled with a kicky cabbage slaw and sweet-tart mango-banana salsa. Think flip-flops and a beer—all year long.

  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 4
Four glazed doughnuts stacked on top of each other, two with chocolate glaze, 2 with vanilla glaze

Glazed Doughnuts

Mmmmm…doughnuts. Ethereally fluffy, wonderfully drippy, homemade glazed doughnuts. What are you waiting for? Go make some.

  • 1 H
  • 3 H, 30 M
  • 81
Sole a La Meunière

Sole à la Meunière

Classic bistro cooking at its best, sole meuniere maintains a balance between nutty brown butter and the lilt of lemon. A simple dish with a complex taste.

  • 30 M
  • 45 M
  • 2

Michel Richard’s Peach Slaw

Renee, a sucker for the crates of summer stone fruits at the farmers market, shares what to do with underripe peaches.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 2 H, 15 M
  • 7
Ruby Sangria

Ruby Sangria

The official Spanish summer sipper. And, for those who don’t care for sodden, wimped-out fruit mush, a nifty little party trick at no extra charge.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 8
Samoas

Homemade Samoas

These gooey, chewy Samoas are worth every second they take to make seeing as you can have them any time the craving strikes. Uh oh.

  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 13
Macaroni Gratin

Macaroni Gratin

This diminutive mac n cheese arrives in teensy dishes at hoity-toity Balthazar, though it creates no less a sensation when scooped straight from a big old baking dish unceremoniously plonked in the center of the kitchen table.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 50 M
  • 0
Gingerbread Pancakes

Gingerbread Pancakes

Gingerbread pancakes, a perfect holiday treat, are filled with warm spices, including ginger. Gingerbread pancakes are a unique weekend breakfast.

  • 45 M
  • 3 H, 45 M
  • 6
Sweet Potato, Golden Raisin, and Cranberry Strudel

Sweet Potato and Golden Raisin Strudel

This strudel, filled with sweet potato, raisins, and cranberry, is a great lunch or side. Phyllo makes the strudel a cinch to make. Serve the strudel warm.

  • Quick Glance
  • 35 M
  • 1 H, 25 M
  • 4
Pot of peanut butter chocolate fondue; pretzels and brownies, a glass of milk

Peanut Butter Chocolate Fondue

This peanut butter fondue is oozing with semisweet chocolate and creamy peanut butter. A unique fondue, it’s a great recipe for peanut butter fiends.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 1