Barb P., Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Barb P. has tested.

A parchment-lined baking sheet with four roasted cod fillet on top of roasted potatoes slices and topped with lemon slices

Roasted Cod With Lemon and Potatoes

“The epitome of success.” “Simple yet elegant.” “I definitely will be making this again and again.” That’s what folks are saying about this recipe. Sorta makes you forget it’s healthy.

  • (1)
  • 10 M
  • 40 M
  • 4
Close up of three squares of bacon cornbread in a pan

Bacon Cornbread

There’s cornbread. And then there’s cornbread enhanced with bacon, corn, and good ol’ bacon drippings. Just as God intended, folks who’ve made it have been saying.

  • (9)
  • 35 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 34
A white bowl filled with whole berry cranberry sauce with a silver spoon resting in it.

Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce

This cranberry sauce veers on the tart side of things, but pleasingly so, with just enough sugar to tease you into wanting it all year long.

  • (1)
  • 25 M
  • 2 H, 25 M
  • 2
A plate of churros with a cup of hot chocolate in the background

Churros

Fried dough in any incarnation is something to get excited about. Though we’re sorta partial to this particular cinnamon sugar-coated awesomeness.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 40 M
  • 4
A loaf of zucchini walnut bread on a wooden cutting board with two slices cut from it and a serrated knife resting beside it.

Walnut Zucchini Bread

Stealthy healthy. That’s how we think of things, such as this summer quick bread with whole-wheat flour and just a little honey, that are incredibly satisfying yet actually quite healthy.

  • (2)
  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 5 M
  • 4
A white bowl filled with sautéed summer squash with a sprinkle of Parmesan on top and a small bowl of Parmesan on the side.

Sautéed Summer Squash

Five ingredients. Fifteen minutes. And with just that you’re rewarded with an enticing side that doesn’t make you dread being healthy. Quite the opposite, actually.

  • (2)
  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 4
A man holding tongs in front of a skillet making southern pan-fried chicken, which is bubbling in the pan

Southern Pan-Fried Chicken

This recipe from the late, great Edna Lewis turns out skillet-fried chicken that’s perfectly seasoned, extra-crisp, and gosh darn beautiful in every way.

  • (3)
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 1 D
  • 11
A stack of several oatmeal raisin cookies on a wire paddle.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Crisp at the edges, chewy in the center, and (sorta) wholesome through and through, these are a revelatory riff on the classic.

  • (14)
  • 25 M
  • 40 M
  • 50