Annie Leslie, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Annie Leslie has tested.

A 3-layer coconut angel food cake covered in white frosting on a white cake stand

Coconut Angel Food Cake

Not just the stuff of sweet memories, angel food cake is still in fashion—and still fashionably simple to whip up. Truly heaven sent.

  • (1)
  • 45 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 21
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 blonde beauties. Taste for yourself.

  • (1)
  • 15 M
  • 35 M
  • 17
Slices of glazed nutmeg pound cake on a white cutting board

Nutmeg Cake

This spice cake is soaked with rum syrup, making a lovely, albeit slightly boozy, gift when wrapped in parchment and tied with a bow.

  • (6)
  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 25
A person stirring flour into the basic pan gravy with a wooden spoon on a rimmed baking sheet.

Basic Pan Gravy

Great pan gravy doesn’t just happen by chance. Here’s how it does happen. And with no fuss. No mess. No lumps. Just easy, foolproof, soul-satisfying gravy.

  • (1)
  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 11
A little girl eating a strawberry ice pop.

Strawberry Ice Pops ~ Paletas de Fresa

You can imagine the expression of unabashed happiness that’s on the strawberry-smudged face that goes with the sweet little hand holding this popsicle.

  • (1)
  • 10 M
  • 45 M
  • 19
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
One ultra-thin chocolate chunk cookie resting against a roll of wax paper.

Ultra-Thin Chocolate Chunk Cookies

A theatrical departure from the norm, these diaphanous beauties shatter dramatically as they deliver untold caramelized, bittersweet chocolate goodness.

  • (5)
  • 20 M
  • 45 M
  • 22
A broken slice of banana bread stacked on a white plate

Banana Bread

A superlative version of the classic American quick bread that everyone loves. And that everyone pretty much always has the ingredients for on hand.

  • (52)
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 150
A wire basket lined with a napkin and filled with bacon Cheddar biscuits.

Bacon Cheddar Biscuits

These Southern-style biscuits are just the thing for almost any occasion. Go on, we dare you. Try to think of a time you wouldn’t want them. (See what we mean?!)

  • (2)
  • 20 M
  • 45 M
  • 14