Ayanna Fews, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Ayanna Fews has tested.

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.

  • (8)
  • 35 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 43
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
A yellow Dutch oven filled with white bean and chicken chili, topped with pieces of bacon.

White Bean and Chicken Chili

Stop your scoffing. This may not be conventional chili, but it’s no sissy imposter. It’s just a little subtler, soupier, and smokier.

  • (3)
  • 35 M
  • 1 H
  • 8
A pile of Tabasco chicken wings on a white plate with some ranch dip.

Tabasco Chicken Wings

What’s so special about these wings? You sorta gotta experience them to understand.

  • (1)
  • 25 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 2
A white bowl filled with spaghetti topped with bread crumbs and a chunk of pecorino beside the bowl.

Spaghetti with Bread Crumbs

Bet you’ve already got everything you need for this frugal pantry pasta. All you need now is 15 minutes to pull it together.

  • (1)
  • 10 M
  • 20 M
  • 12
A tray of breakfast oven fries

Breakfast Oven Fries

These richly spiced, slowly roasted spuds will zap as much life into you as your morning caffeine fix.

  • (2)
  • 10 M
  • 1 H
  • 6