Amy Kaufman, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Amy Kaufman has tested.

A piece of crisp roast chicken in a skillet on a plate with crispy potatoes and charred lemon.

Crisp Roast Chicken in a Skillet

Chef Jonathan Waxman shares the secret to making crisp-skinned roast chicken without waiting for an entire hen to roast. And it’s seriously so easy.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 0
A single oat and pecan brittle cookie on a white background.

Oat and Pecan Brittle Cookies

Crisp edges. Chewy center. Caramelized awesomeness that defies words. And a marginal healthfulness from oats that makes it entirely too easy to justify having another one.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 14 H, 30 M
  • 0
A pile of Viennese crescent cookies on a platter with greenery and Christmas ornaments on the side

Viennese Crescent Cookies

A holiday cookie if we ever saw one! So buttery, so nutty, so delicate, so mind-bendingly charming, these traditional Viennese cookies rival the city’s fancier pastries as our fave.

  • (3)
  • 45 M
  • 4 H
  • 16
A tray of unbaked bbq meatballs with a set of measuring spoons beside it and a bowl of barbecue sauce in the background.

BBQ Meatballs

Meatballs take a bath in homemade BBQ sauce that boasts an incredible sweet heat and a complexity that you’d never believe happens with so little effort.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 0
A bacon Swiss burger topped with lettuce, tomato, and dill pickle chips.

Bacon Swiss Burger

This smash burger delivers a satisfying sizzle as the burgers meet heat and, even more satisfying, attain that elusive crusty exterior while maintaining an astoundingly juicy interior.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
A metal tray filled with chipotle chicken wings, sweet potato wedges, and a Greek yogurt dipping sauce with lime wedges and cilantro leaves.

Chipotle Chicken Wings

Not your ordinary chicken wings, these are tossed in spicy, sticky, ever so slightly sweet chipotle rub and roasted with sweet potato wedges. A no-fuss sheet-pan stunner.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 2
A chocolate chunk skillet cookie topped with ice cream and chocolate sauce in a cast-iron skillet with four spoons resting in the cookie.

Chocolate Chunk Skillet Cookie

A ginormous, warm, gooey, chocolatey cookie baked in a single skillet so there’s no waiting for batch after batch to come out of the oven.

  • (1)
  • 15 M
  • 50 M
  • 1
A whole maple cream pie, topped with whipped cream on a round wire rack.

Maple Cream Pie

A buttery, flaky crust filled with sweet maple custard and topped with swirls and clouds of whipped cream. Sigh.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 5 H
  • 0
A white plate topped with a piece of brown butter flattened chicken, tomato sauce, arugula and red onion salad, and pine nuts.

Brown Butter Flattened Chicken

Looks and tastes like a restaurant-quality meal that requires a staff of sous chefs and dish washers. Yet in reality it comes together in a single skillet in just 30 minutes.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
A porcelain bowl filled with shepherd's pie and topped with potatoes, onions, and cheddar

Shepherd’s Pie with Caramelized Onions and Cheddar

Let us introduce you to the most Googled recipe of 2019. No, it doesn’t have cauliflower. And it’s certainly not keto. It’s a not-quite-classic shepherd’s pie gilded with sweetly caramelized onions and smothered with Cheddar. To heck with tradition.

  • (4)
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 2 H
  • 13