Amy Kaufman, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Amy Kaufman has tested.

A large pot filled with French onion mac and cheese, with a few servings missing and a large serving spoon.

French Onion Mac and Cheese

The collision of French onion soup and mac and cheese–the stuff of dreams. It’s comfort food at its finest, just wait until you taste the topping.

A cast-iron pan filled with smothered pork chops in a thick caramelized onion and cream sauce beside a plate of wild rice.

Smothered Pork Chops

Juicy pork chops are a perennial favorite around here. Smother ’em in a creamy, Creole, caramelized onion gravy… oh my lord.

A close-up of a tray of Macedonian spiced chicken with pieces of chicken and onion slices.

Macedonian Spiced Chicken

A handful of earthy, warm spices gives your standard, everyday roasted bird a whole new personality. There might not even be leftovers.

A slice of classic carrot cake--two carrot cake layers filled and frosted with cream cheese frosting; on top are crushed walnuts.

Carrot Cake

“This was beyond the best carrot cake I have ever had.” That’s what we’re hearing about this cake, which ingeniously relies on puréed, rather than grated, carrots.

A rectangular metal cake pan with a large amount of pistachio buttercream frosting, swirled with a knife laying across it.

Pistachio Buttercream Frosting

An exquisitely flavored and heavenly textured frosting–light, silky, buttery, and full of pistachio nuttiness. Perfection on a cake. Or a spoon.

A roasting pan filled with balsamic roasted potatoes and red onions and garlic

Balsamic Roasted Potatoes

Such a brilliantly simple idea: Roast chunks of potatoes, red onions, pancetta, and garlic in oil and balsamic vinegar. Boo-yah!