Barb P., Recipe Tester

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

A blue plate piled with a stack of griddle cakes

Griddle Cakes

In the words of at least one person who’s made these light and fluffy griddle cakes, they’re “hands-down the best pancakes I have ever made!”

  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 9
Two white ramekins with a pile of sugar-coated bourbon balls

Bourbon Balls

Chocolatey, boozy goodness in a charming and irresistible and seemingly innocent presentation. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 0
Three jars of slow cooker apple pear sauce on a white tray

Apple Pear Sauce

Applesauce gone to finishing school. That’s how we think of this apple pear sauce sweetened with maple syrup and seasoned with cinnamon and nutmeg. Stovetop or slow cooker friendly.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 6 H, 20 M
  • 0
A white bowl on a grey linen napkin filled with white beans, chicken, onions, and topped with cilantro and lime

Quick Chicken Chili

Exactly what you want—nay, need—when you’re crave something that’s satiating as heck but you need it to be quick as can be.

  • 25 M
  • 35 M
  • 8
A man with a forkful of Anaheim green chile macaroni and cheese over a bowl of the same, with strands of Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses

Green Chile Macaroni and Cheese

This grown-up rendition of mac and cheese has a little more gusto in the form of mild heat. And that smattering of crushed tortilla chips, rather than bread crumbs, may be a game changer for you.

  • 30 M
  • 45 M
  • 2
A pottery plate filled with roasted butternut squash and apple salad made with watercress, sweet apples, and topped with Parmesan

Roasted Butternut Squash and Apple Salad

Unexpected, easy, eye-catching, and impressive as heck. That’s what we think of this lovely autumnal juxtaposition of tastes and textures that’s gonna upend the way you think about salads.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 0
Casserole dish of cubes of homemade cornbread sausage dressing, with pork sausage, onion, celery, and spices

Homemade Cornbread Sausage Dressing

This dressing is pretty much Thanksgiving personified. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it any day of the year. Trust us. One taste and you’re not gonna want to wait 365 days before you have it again.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 1 D
  • 0
Cooked slices of maple sriracha bacon in a glass

Maple Sriracha Bacon

Maple Sriracha bacon isn’t just the title of this simple recipe, it’s the ingredient list as well. Which means you probably already have everything you need on hand.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 40 M
  • 0
Casserole dish of acquacotta maremmana, a thick, slow-cooked stew of vegetables, poured over a slice of stale bread with poached eggs on top

Acquacotta

Acquacotta. It may become your new favorite word after you take a taste of it. Sorta like shakshuka, it’s Italian bread soup from southern Tuscany that’s essentially tomatoes, onions, and chiles gilded with poached eggs and a little Parmesan.

  • Quick Glance
  • 40 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 0
A wooden bowl filled with golf-ball-size fried potato and chouriço balls on a wooden tray

Bolinhas de Chouriço com Batata

“Tater tots” Português. É assim que pensamos nesta mistura de batatas, chouriço e cebola que é frita até ficar crocante e dourada no exterior e impossivelmente arejada mas rica por dentro.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 0
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.

  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 1 D
  • 9
A parchment-lined baking sheet with four roasted cod fillet on top of roasted potatoes slices and topped with lemon slices

Lemon Roast Fish With 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 want to try it, doesn’t it?

  • 10 M
  • 40 M
  • 2
A loaf of bacon cornbread with a slice being removed, on a black plate

Bacon Cornbread

There’s cornbread. And then there’s cornbread enhanced with bacon, corn, and good ol’ bacon drippings. Just as God intended.

  • 35 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 32