Aryn Snell, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Aryn Snell has tested.

A person drizzling sauce over a steak au poivre on a white plate with sweet potato fries.

Steak au Poivre

Julia Child updated the French classic with black, green, and white peppercorns along with allspice to lend a little intrigue. A surprisingly quick yet altogether swoonworthy weeknight dinner.

  • (1)
  • 20 M
  • 25 M
  • 6
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 piece of silken tofu with pine nuts and pickled chiles topped with cilantro in a blue ceramic bowl.

Silken Tofu with Pine Nuts and Pickled Chiles

“To call this silken tofu ‘magical’ would be an understatement.” and “Umami party for sure in your mouth!” and “My boyfriend, who dislikes tofu, ate most of it.” That’s what we’re hearing about this stunner.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 0
Chunks of roasted sweet potatoes with Sriracha and lime wedges and sprigs of cilantro scattered over the top.

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Sriracha and Lime

“Sweet potatoes with firecracker flavor” is what we’re hearing about these lovely, albeit unexpected, sweet potatoes. And just 10 minutes of barely any effort. Who loves you?!

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 50 M
  • 0
A glass jar half-filled with basic vinaigrette with measuring spoons, a shallot, and two garlic cloves on the side.

Basic Vinaigrette

Because, actually, yes, it is sometimes essential to have precise measurements to create even the simplest recipes. Here’s proof.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 0
A challah grilled cheese sandwich torn in half, still connected by melted cheese.

Challah Grilled Cheese

“HELLO PASTRAMI JAM! Where have you been all of my life?!” That’s what someone shouted after experiencing this extra indulgent grilled cheese that boasts quite a few surprises.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 0
A partially sliced grilled porterhouse steak on a wooden cutting board.

Grilled Porterhouse Steak

Impressive yet easy to make and arguably the best way to make a porterhouse steak at home. And no setting off the fire alarm. Here’s how.

  • (1)
  • 20 M
  • 45 M
  • 1
A grilled cheese sandwich with peppers is cut in half and stacked on a china plate with a jar of pepper jelly on the side

Grilled Cheese with Peppers

For those of us who get a little anxious when we don’t have a bottle of hot sauce within reach. Unconventional? Yes. Comforting as the classic? Also yes.

  • (3)
  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 11