Amy Wilschut, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Amy Wilschut has tested.

An almost empty pot with traces of hot fudge sauce and a wooden spoon resting inside.

Hot Fudge Sauce

Chocolate, cream, sugar, vanilla, and butter. If ever there was a magnificent melding of just a few ingredients, this is it.

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  • 50 M
  • 50 M
  • 14
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 the sorta thing we’re hearing about this cake, which revolutionarily and ingeniously relies on puréed, rather than grated, carrots.

  • (4)
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 22
A mini homemade chicken pot pie with a flaky crust, chunks of white meat chicken, and peas

Homemade Chicken Pot Pie

No ordinary chicken pot pie, this one seems to have gone to finishing school but without a lot of fuss. Just a couple of simple yet significant aspects done exceptionally well.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 0
A partially-eaten chocolate souffle in a round white ceramic dish.

Chocolate Soufflé

If you’ve been hesitant to make chocolate souffle out of fear, worry not. This easy version is guaranteed to reach lofty heights. A no-stress, high-stakes dessert. We show you how.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 2
Two golden pan-fried pork chops in a cast-iron skillet.

Pan-Fried Pork Chops

Pork chops, simple and satisfying, are what you get with this simple, lightly spiced lovelies cook in no time. Burnished on the outside, juicy on the inside, and flavorful through and through.

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  • 10 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
A swirled gingerbread Bundt cake with a lemon glaze on top, all on wire rack over a sheet pan

Gingerbread Bundt Cake

This gingerbread Bundt cake has all the warm spicy goodness of gingerbread cookies. And, as if that wasn’t enough, it’s gilded with a sassy sweet-tart citrus glaze.

  • (5)
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 35 M
  • 10
Coconut lime cookies drizzled with icing and garnished with lime zest on wax paper.

Coconut Lime Cookies

Think sugar cookie meets margarita. Or something like that. And just as difficult to stop at a single taste.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 0
Six apple crumb bars on a white sheet.

Apple Crumb Bars

“Better than pie.” We’ve been hearing that from more than one person about these apple crumb bars—and we’re pretty big pie people around here. So that’s saying a heck of a lot.

  • (1)
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 2
A loaf of garlic bread, cut into deep slices and covered in garlic butter on a piece of aluminum foil.

Garlic Bread

A handful of ingredients, 15 minutes of your time, and this recipe and you’ll be reminded of just how incomparable properly made homemade garlic bread can actually be.

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  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 0