Amy M., Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Amy M. has tested.

A stack of several oatmeal raisin cookies on a wire paddle.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Crisp at the edges, chewy in the center, and (sorta) wholesome through and through, these are a revelatory riff on the classic.

  • (14)
  • 25 M
  • 40 M
  • 50
Easy Rhubarb Jam

Easy Rhubarb Jam

Preserves were never so pretty in pink—or so easy to make—as with this foolproof old-fashioned recipe that relies on just four ingredients and an occasional stir. No prior canning experience required. Swear.

  • (20)
  • 45 M
  • 2 H
  • 117
Cream being poured from a pitcher into a highball glass for a white Russian cocktail.

White Russian

Happen to have a bottle of Kahlua collecting dust in the back of your liquor cabinet? Mix up one of these. (And, if you’re bored, you could recreate scenes from The Big Lebowski…)

  • (3)
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 7
A glass of Vietnamese iced coffee, made with layers of sweetened condensed milk, coffee, and ice cubes with a coffee drip over it.

Vietnamese Iced Coffee ~ Ca Phe Sua Da

A simple, satiating, summery Vietnamese tradition known as ca phe sua da, this seductive classic is simply coffee, ice, and sweet, sweet, sweetened condensed milk. Here’s how to succumb at home.

  • (1)
  • 5 M
  • 15 M
  • 28
Stack of four Congo bars made of coconut, chocolate, graham crackers, each on a square of paper

Congo Bars

Better known as seven layer bars, this bewitching stack of graham cracker crumbs, sweetened condensed milk, chocolate, coconut, and nuts just may exceed your childhood memories.

  • (2)
  • 10 M
  • 40 M
  • 22
A loaf of chocolate babka on a sheet of parchment with one slice cut off.

Chocolate Babka

Babkalicious! Best babka ever! Holy Cow! Holy Babka! Those are just some of the responses we’re hearing ’bout this indulgent loaf of buttery, chocolatey, Jewishy goodness.

  • (9)
  • 1 H
  • 4 H
  • 30
A metal tray with 4 caramel apples, with natural sticks as handles, two more apples on the table

Caramel Apples

Forget bobbing for apples. This endeavor requires far less effort yet yields way more caramel-cloaked gratification.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 2
A white baking dish with a piece of patterned parchment and 15 squares of coconut blondies.

Coconut Blondies

Sweet! Gooey! Easy! Yum! Those are just a few of the lovely things we’re hearing about these coconutty beauties. Taste for yourself.

  • (1)
  • 15 M
  • 35 M
  • 17
A white oval casserole filled with asparagus, egg and cheese strata--bread, Fontina cheese, eggs, prosciutto, and asparagus

Asparagus, Egg and Cheese Strata

Given that its overnight rest INSISTS you make this simple strata ahead of time, it sorta screams for a lazy Sunday or Christmas morning, don’t you think?

  • (4)
  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 8
A peach and crème fraîche pie sitting on a window sill with a pitcher nearby

Peach and Crème Fraîche Pie

Whether you seek convention or innovation, you’ll find it in this haute yet humble peach pie, which draws on tradition yet still wields some surprises.

  • (2)
  • 30 M
  • 2 H, 25 M
  • 10