Annie Barron, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Annie Barron has tested.

A muffin tin half filled with uncooked carrot muffins.

Carrot Muffins

These little lovelies contain sugar and spice and everything nice–including an oh-so-buttery oat streusel and a batter so enticing you’d never, ever guess it’s good for you.

  • (3)
  • 20 M
  • 55 M
  • 14
A square metal dish filled with brownie ice cream and a metal ice cream scoop removing a scoop from the dish.

Brownie Ice Cream

Chances are you’ve been smashing brownies into ice cream since you were a kid. But in case you need a recipe, this simple approach certainly does the trick.

  • (1)
  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 4
A slice of a creamy onion tart, with a flaky crust and tossed mixed salad on a white plate

Creamy Onion Tart

This tart wooed and wowed us with its sophistication, simplicity, and sturdiness. And unlike that other round eggy thing in a crust, this certainly won’t call into question anyone’s manhood.

  • (2)
  • 20 M
  • 40 M
  • 6
Three glass cups with scoops of strawberry cheesecake ice cream on a plate and dish towel

Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

This little taste of heaven is easy as can be. Smooth, rich, creamy ice cream that tastes just like cheesecake. No ice cream maker required.

  • (2)
  • 20 M
  • 12 H
  • 11
A cut streusel-topped date muffin slathered with butter on a decorative plate

Date Muffins

A rich, sticky, toffee-pudding-inspired muffin topped with streusel. Mmmmmm.

  • (3)
  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 10

Apple Cake

What’s easy peasy to make, lovely to look at, even lovelier to taste, and certain to impress? This cake.

  • (2)
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 22
Two homemade toaster tarts on a sheet of parchment drizzled with glaze.

Toaster Tarts

Though we love Pop-Tarts dearly, even as kids we thought the packaged pastries ought to taste better. Fruiter. Flakier. Fresher. Like these.

  • (4)
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 35 M
  • 22
a sheet of raw black pepper cookie dough with shapes--men, stars reindeer, hearts--cut into it

Black Pepper Cookies

It’s no surprise that a traditional Scandinavian cookie would be warming. Chalk it up to an inspired melding of cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, black pepper, and cocoa.

  • (1)
  • 35 M
  • 50 M
  • 18
Care Package Brownies

Care Package Brownies

These brownies are the perfect treat to send to troops overseas or your kid in college. They’re chocolatey, moist and, best of all, can withstand the U.S. Postal Service.

  • (2)
  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 24