Barb P., Recipe Tester

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

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.

  • (4)
  • 25 M
  • 40 M
  • 30
A patterned bowl filled with turkey meatballs with angel hair pasta, and a piece of bread and glass of white wine next to the bowl.

Turkey Meatballs With Angel Hair Pasta

Ever wondered if healthy, easy, homemade turkey meatballs that aren’t dry as cardboard even exist? These tender meatballs oozing with melted mozzarella are proof that they do.

  • (2)
  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 4
A grey bowl filled with baked mac and cheese topped with bread crumbs.

Baked Mac and Cheese with Bread Crumbs

Because nothing says love like cheesy pasta magnificence, in particular, this baked macaroni and cheese recipe, which is one of the best we’ve ever had.

  • (3)
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 8
A tangle of brown butter pasta, toasted pine nuts, and two fried eggs on a plate with three forks in it.

Brown Butter Pasta

This tempting tangle of fettuccine, brown butter, and eggs makes paltry pantry items somehow seem perfectly lovely for brunch, lunch, or a late, late, late supper.

  • (1)
  • 20 M
  • 30 M
  • 14
A white plate with a tarragon chicken leg and thigh on it, sliced onion and tarragon on top

Tarragon Chicken

Tarragon chicken. A French classic for a reason. And no one but you needs to know just how easily it comes together.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 2
A partially cut St. Phanourios cake on a wooden slab on a wooden chair.

Saint Phanourios’s Cake

Bake this cake in honor of Phanourious, the patron saint of lost objects, and you just might find something. Even if you never knew it was missing.

  • (3)
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 62
A woman holding a small batch of Rice Krispies treats for two on a piece of wax paper.

Rice Krispies Treats for Two

The perfect solution when you need a last-moment sweet something or crave a little something sweet but don’t want an entire pan sitting around to tempt you.

  • (3)
  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 6
A wheel of brie cheese baked pastry, on top is a dollop of apricot preserves

Baked Brie en Croûte

Store-bought puff pastry makes this elegant baked Brie a cinch to pull off. (But that can be our little secret.)

  • (1)
  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 2