Annie A., Recipe Tester

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

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.

  • 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.

  • 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
A better brined roast chicken in a cast iron Dutch oven surrounded by potatoes, mushrooms, carrots, and a halved head of garlic.

Best Brined Roast Chicken

This is, without any doubt, the BEST brined chicken recipe we’ve EVER tasted. Seriously. (And did we mention how quick and easy it is?!)

  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 10
A fresh tomato tart in a herbed crust, drizzled with pesto vinaigrette.

Fresh Tomato Tart

Lunch. Brunch. Starter. Midnight nosh. There’s no time of day when this impressive (and easy) tart isn’t irresistible come late summer.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H
  • 2 H, 15 M
  • 0
A spinach tomato mushroom burger between two toasted bun halves on a brown plate.

Spinach, Tomato, and Mushroom Burger

“A keeper.” That’s what people are saying about this portobello mushroom burger piled high with garlicky spinach and marinated tomatoes.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
Four plates with stalks of broccoli with peanut sauce and sesame seeds.

Broccoli with Peanut Sauce

The most failproof way we know to get everyone to eat their veggies…and just about anything else you choose to dip or dunk or douse with this quick and easy Thai-inspired sauce.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 20 M
  • 0
A glass with a dozen hazelnut thyme matchsticks

Hazelnut Thyme Matchsticks

Hazelnut thyme matchsticks are thin, crisp crackers made with ground hazelnuts, cheese, and butter. The matchsticks are perfect with soup or as a snack.

  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 2