Ayanna Fews, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Ayanna Fews has tested.

Six coffee-crusted grilled pork chops on a speckled platter.

Coffee Crusted Grilled Pork Chops

“Wow!” “Off-the-charts good!” “Divine.” “Amazingly juicy and tender.” “A definite keeper.” That’s what we’re hearing about these subtly and beguilingly spiced chops.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 25 M
  • 6
A sliced jerk chicken breast on a round cutting board, with a man's hand holding a cleaver above it

Jerk Chicken

Yep, you can turn out authentic grilled jerk chicken that’s pretty much exactly like what you’d experience in the Caribbean. But at home.

  • (1)
  • 25 M
  • 2 H, 25 M
  • 12
A grated carrot salad piled on a wooden cutting board with two lemon wedges.

Grated Carrot Salad

Yoohoo, you who’s trying to eat more healthfully, start cramming carrots in your pieholes with this satisfying little number.

  • (2)
  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 4
A bowl of Cuban black bean soup with a wooden ladle next to a yellow plate filled with white rice.

Cuban Black Bean Soup

This Havana-style black bean soup is gonna surprise you with just how intensely flavored it is despite calling for just cheap vegetarian ingredients.

  • (2)
  • 40 M
  • 3 H, 15 M
  • 10
Cubes of homemade marshmallows on a white surface with a chef's knife lying beside.

Homemade Marshmallows

Once you taste homemade marshmallows, there’s no going back to those bags of white, spongy, chemically, jet-puffed things. Quicker and easier than you think and made from stuff you already have on hand.

  • (2)
  • 50 M
  • 3 H
  • 3
Orange chocolate cake from Ina Garten, with a sliced removed, studded with chocolate chips and topped with chocolate ganache.

Orange Chocolate Chunk Cake

The combination of tart, citrusy orange with not-too-dark chocolate was a smashing success at the Barefoot Contessa. It’s just as much a hit at home.

  • (10)
  • 35 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 51
Several bars of cut s'mores brownies made with graham crust, fudgy layer and topped with marshmallow on a piece of parchment.

S’mores Brownies

This sassy and satisfying dessert lacks nothing in terms of the retro childhood classic and comes together any time you have a craving. No campfire pyrotechnics required.

  • (6)
  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 17
Rows of peanut butter sandies dough balls with a cookie scoop placing another dough ball on the surface.

Peanut Butter Sandies

New York Times’ reporter Julia Moskin divulges the recipe for City Bakery’s Peanut Butter Sandies. You’re welcome.

  • (3)
  • 20 M
  • 50 M
  • 13
A root vegetable latke topped with a dollop of applesauce.

Root Vegetable Latkes

An impressive and enticing use for healthy roots and tubers that, thankfully, doesn’t taste virtuous at all. In fact, it actually feels quite indulgent.

  • (1)
  • 45 M
  • 55 M
  • 2
A spoonful of sweet potato soufflé topped with brown sugar and pecan topping resting in a white bowl.

Sweet Potato Soufflé

Not entirely unlike the marshmallow-topped sweet potato casserole of your childhood, this “souffle” is ever so slightly more sophisticated with its pecan streusel.

  • (2)
  • 10 M
  • 2 H
  • 6