Amy Giezentanner, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Amy Giezentanner has tested.

A glass of ruby sangria with a skewer of fruit suspended over the glass on a floral serving tray.

Ruby Sangria

The official Spanish summer sipper. And, for those who don’t care for sodden, wimpy, mushy fruit in their cocktail, we include a nifty little party trick.

Two filletes of sole à la meunière in an oval metal dish surrounded by lemon wedges and garnished with parsley.

Sole à la Meunière

Classic bistro cooking at its best. Rustic simplicity that’s still so very elegant, sole à la meunière is complex only in taste. French cuisine at home.

A white dish of macaroni gratin with a fork resting inside.

Macaroni Gratin

This luxe mac and cheese comes in diminutive dishes at hoity-toity Balthazar, though it creates no less comfort scooped straight from a plain old baking dish sitting in the center of the table.

A partially sliced sweet potato and cranberry strudel, topped with butter and pecans on a wooden board with a bowl of spiced creme fraiche.

Sweet Potato and Cranberry Strudel

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

A basket containing two Baja-style tempura fish tacos and some pickled vegetables, with a bottle of Pacifico on the side.

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.

A tangle of Japanese cucumber salad, made with cucumbers, mint, cilantro, and an rice vinegar dressing.

Japanese-Style 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.

A rectangular serving dish filled with Thai basil pork, red chiles, and white rice with a serving spoon beside the dish.

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.

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.

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.