Annie Leslie, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Annie Leslie has tested.

A cake pan of golden brown cornbread with a slice removed

Cornbread

An easy, foolproof, ever so slightly sweet corn bread that comes together as quickly as it disappears. Just watch it.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 45 M
  • 26
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.

  • 20 M
  • 12 H
  • 11
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.

  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 35 M
  • 19
Chicken roasted red with paprika in a casserole dish and plate of lime wedges on a wooden table

Peruvian Roast Chicken

This bird borrows its Peruvian accent from its amazing technicolor dreamcoat of paprika, cumin, and garlic.

  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 24
Basic Pan Gravy

Basic Pan Gravy

Great gravy doesn’t just happen by chance. Here’s how it does happen.

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 11
Banana Bread

Banana Bread

A superlative version of the classic American quick bread that everyone loves.

  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 74
Sweet Potato Casserole

Gingersnap and Sweet Potato Casserole

A Thanksgiving classic revisited with an added emphasis on sugar and spice and, yes, everything nice. A sweet potato mash topped with marshmallow and—believe it or not—crushed gingersnaps. Heresy? Or high-five-worthy? You tell us.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 2 H
  • 0
Cranberry and Orange Relish

Cranberry and Orange Relish

It doesn’t get much simpler than this make-ahead relish. Just simmer cranberries, sugar, and orange until you hear a “Pop!” and then plop it in the fridge.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 15 M
  • 20

Stone Fruit Slump

Equal parts bohemian and tradition, this stone fruit slump marries the best aspects of cobbler and cake to sweet, sweet effect.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 10
Yum Yum Squares

Yum Yum Squares

Sweet! Gooey! Easy! Yum! Those are just a few of the lovely things we’re hearing about these coconutty beauties. Taste for yourself.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 35 M
  • 14
White Russian

White Russian

The White Russian flirted with cult status after the release of The Big Lebowski, a Coen brothers production in which a fashionably unkempt Jeff Bridges…well, we won’t give it away.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 7
Ultra-Thin Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Ultra-Thin Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 45 M
  • 18
Glazed nutmeg pound cake in a loaf pan on a circular cooling rack

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.

  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 13