Annie A., Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Annie A. has tested.

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 cut loaf of lemon-poppy seed cake on a white background

Citrus Poppy Seed Cake

A harmony of sweet citrus notes nudges the classic lemon poppy seed cake in a less one-dimensional direction here. We may even be thinking of this as a 5D cake.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 0
A white rectangular dish filled with herbed bread and celery stuffing with a fork and spoon next to it on a napkin.

Herbed Bread and Celery Stuffing

A classic. Bread stuffing filled with celery, onion, thyme, basil, and parsley that’s synonymous with Thanksgiving (though honestly, it’s equally welcome all times of year with roast chicken).

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 50 M
  • 2
A person removing a slice of fresh tomato tart with a lifter and a bowl of pesto and black pepper on the side.

Fresh Tomato Tart

A perfectly flaky crust. A simple goat cheese filling. Some fresh pesto. And those spectacular heirloom tomatoes sitting on your counter. Surprisingly simple. Impressively spectacular.

  • (5)
  • 1 H
  • 2 H, 15 M
  • 12
A white plate with a slice of blueberry-lemon layer cake

Blueberry-Lemon Layer Cake

Pretty much guaranteed to be one of those desserts that makes people do face-plants onto their dessert plates. A David Leite original recipe.

  • (7)
  • 1 H
  • 3 H
  • 20
A white bowl filled with sautéed summer squash with a sprinkle of Parmesan on top and a small bowl of Parmesan on the side.

Sautéed Summer Squash

Five ingredients. Fifteen minutes. And with just that you’re rewarded with an enticing side that doesn’t make you dread being healthy. Quite the opposite, actually.

  • (2)
  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 4
Eight vegan fudge brownies on a marble surface.

Vegan Fudge Brownies

Proof that spectacularly fudgy, messily gooey, intensely chocolatey brownies can be made without butter or eggs.

  • (1)
  • 20 M
  • 3 H, 55 M
  • 4
A skillet filled with Ina Garten's caramelized shallots, sprinkled with parsley.

Ina Garten’s Caramelized Shallots

Shallots take on a dulcet, docile personality when slowly coaxed to a caramelized brown. Easy to make. And easygoing by way of going well with just about anything.

  • (1)
  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 7
A classic apple pie with one-quarter missing, topped with a scoop of ice cream, and three forks in the empty pie spot.

Classic Apple Pie

The secret to this classic? Could be the two types of apples, one tart and one sweet. Then again, the uber buttery pie crust ain’t bad, either.

  • (1)
  • 45 M
  • 3 H
  • 32
A white round baking dish filled with baked ziti and topped with melted cheese, and a dish of Parmesan on the side.

Baked Ziti

Italian comfort food of the most indulgent sort. Gotta love it.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H
  • 2 H
  • 0