Barb P., Recipe Tester

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

Cutting board with char siu pork--a pork tenderloin slathered with char siu sauce--and more sauce and the side

Char Siu Pork

A modern riff on a Cantonese classic. This leaner version relies on pork tenderloin rather than more indulgent cuts but tastes every bit as authentic as the real deal and is redolent of five spice powder, garlic, and ginger.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 0
Person with a spoon digging into a glass jar of coddle eggs with potato puree underneath, slice of bread nearby

Coddled Eggs with Potato Puree

Buttery pureed potatoes are spooned into a Mason jar, topped with an egg, and then the entire thing is covered and gently coddled. A creamier, more buttery, luscious-er breakfast cannot be had.

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  • 10 M
  • 50 M
  • 5
A casserole dish of hominy au gratin--hominy in a cheese sauce--plus a spoon filled with the cheesy hominy

Hominy au Gratin

A comfort food phenom that’s as cheesy and satisfying as macaroni and cheese…minus the macaroni.

  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 6
Easy Smashed Potatoes

Easy Smashed Potatoes

Kid friendly. Adult approved. Gluten-free. Vegan. Awesome for entertaining. And even awesomer for when you want to stand at the stove and inhale carbs straight from the baking sheet.

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  • 15 M
  • 50 M
  • 4
Two bowls filled with tortellini, peas, and spinach.

Easy Tortellini Soup

A quick and simple weeknight recipe made with store-bought tortellini, spinach, and chicken broth. Super simple and perfect for the entire family.

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  • 10 M
  • 15 M
  • 0
Quick Chicken Chili

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
Eggnog Pound Cake

Eggnog Pound Cake

This tender cake is the next best thing to a cup of eggnog, flaunting those familiar flavors of rum and nutmeg.

  • 45 M
  • 2 H
  • 34
Three crockery bowls filled with cooked shrimp in smoked paprika oil

Shrimp With Smoked Paprika

Succulent shrimp swimming in a smoked-paprika-and-garlic olive oil bath. Call it a spa for crustaceans.

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  • 10 M
  • 15 M
  • 0
Glazed Turnips and Apples

Glazed Turnips and Apples

Glazed turnips and apples. Sorta seems an unsexy, if unlikely, duo. Yet when sweet apples and earthy turnips take a quick turn in a skillet with some butter and thyme and a splash of cider vinegar, ooooooooooh baby!

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  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 0
Apple Cranberry Sauce

Apple Cranberry Sauce

Apple cranberry sauce. Not quite as American as apple pie. Not until you taste this version, that is. Sweetly tart and superbly lovely with turkey and pork and so, so much more.

  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 4
Pumpkin Swirl Brownies

Pumpkin Swirl Brownies

These pumpkin swirl brownies are just as outrageously rich as you’d expect thanks to pumpkin spice cheesecake colliding with a pan of chocolate fudge brownies.

  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 8