Bette Fraser, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Bette Fraser has tested.

A pile of autumn coleslaw with apples, hazelnuts, red cabbage, beets, and pomegranate seeds

Autumn Coleslaw

A teetering tower of autumnal goodness that isn’t only stunning to behold but ridiculously healthful thanks to cabbage and apples and pomegranates, oh my.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 25 M
  • 0
White plate of tomato and green bean salad with feta, red onion, parsley, and mint

Tomato and Green Bean Salad

You don’t have to be Greek for this amalgam of tomatoes, green beans, red onion, and feta to taste like home.

  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 9
A slab of deeply smoked barbecue beef brisket being sliced on a cutting board

Barbecue Beef Brisket

Meat. Fire. Smoke. It’s been a holy trinity since man first put meat to heat—understandably so. Behold, the best BBQ beef brisket.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 16 H
  • 6
Hamburger Buns

Burger Buns

Beautiful burger buns. Were ever three words joined in such harmonious sequence? Actually, let’s add buxom and buttery.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 38
A sliced steak with chimichurri sauce drizzled on top on a cutting board

Steak Chimichurri

Chimichurri-induced happiness can be yours with this foolproof, fuss-free, Argentine-approved answer to what’s for dinner.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 2 H, 50 M
  • 2
Big fat juicy burger with caramelized onions, melted cheese, and a toasted hard roll

Best Burger

Brisket, short ribs, and chuck. When melded in just the right proportions, they turn out the most luxe made-from-scratch burger we’ve experienced.

  • Quick Glance
  • 50 M
  • 1 H
  • 17
Blueberry Crumble

Blueberry Crumble

What to bring to a backyard bash when all you want is mad crazy gratitude and an empty dish to take home.

  • 15 M
  • 50 M
  • 51
Oval casserole dish with spring asparagus and Asiago gratin, topped with coarse bread crumbs

Spring Asparagus and Asiago Gratin

Our easy and elegant solution when you buy not-quite-spring spears of asparagus from the grocery store? Just add cheese and butter and bread crumbs.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 30 M
  • 10
Beer-Braised Chicken with Root Vegetables

Beer Braised Chicken

Chicken is coaxed to tenderness in beer in this braised chicken with root vegetables. Simple to make, complex in taste, prepare for kudos.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 17
Cajun Fried Chicken

Cajun Fried Chicken

Bathed in buttermilk and spiced ever so slightly, this Cajun-style fried hen is memorably moist inside, superlatively crisp outside, and gosh darn perfect through and through.

  • 35 M
  • 35 M
  • 21
Pot filled with star pasta, melting butter, and a wooden spoon all on a towel

Pastina with Butter and Milk

We’ve got stars in our eyes…and our bowls…and our spoons…all thanks to pastina, the teensy star-shaped pasta. It just may be the cutest supper in the solar system.

  • 10 M
  • 20 M
  • 55
Bacon Fat Gingersnaps

Bacon Fat Gingersnaps

We’re not certain which we find more incredulous, the sheer genius behind these bacon fat gingersnaps or the resulting flavor of said genius.

  • 20 M
  • 45 M
  • 35
Baked Mushrooms, Broken Bread

Baked Mushrooms, Broken Bread

An effortless, elegant side that fancies up the form as well as the flavor of two enduring entertaining icons: the stuffed mushroom and Thanksgiving stuffing.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 14