Brenda Carleton, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Brenda Carleton has tested.

Chops from a spice-glazed grilled pork loin on a cutting board with a glass of stout.

Grilled Pork Loin

No more helplessly watching as the chops you toss on the grill toughen into leathery dryness. Not with this flawless technique that cooks the pork loin whole and slices it AFTER grilling.

  • (4)
  • 30 M
  • 15 H, 30 M
  • 25
A sliced jerk chicken breast on a round cutting board, with a man's hand holding a cleaver above it

Jerk Chicken

Yep, you can turn out authentic grilled jerk chicken that’s pretty much exactly like what you’d experience in the Caribbean. But at home.

  • (1)
  • 25 M
  • 2 H, 25 M
  • 12
Bowl of cashew chicken with chunks of stir-fried chicken, carrots, sugar snap peas, celery, cashews

Cashew Chicken

One of the most beloved (and ordered) Chinese recipes in America, this quick stir-fry melds dark meat chicken with a handful of other ingredients in a simple yet superb sauce.

  • (3)
  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 7
A classic Old Bay tin filled with homemade Old Bay seasoning.

Homemade Old Bay Seasoning

An American classic, this indispensable spice blend brings a taste of the Eastern Shore to anything, anywhere, anytime.

  • (6)
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 61
A stack of gluten-free pancakes with butter and maple syrup on a white plate on top of a crossword puzzle.

Gluten Free Pancakes

Perfect for any lazy morning, these pancakes make being gluten intolerant a privilege. They also make the rest of the us envious.

  • (3)
  • 20 M
  • 30 M
  • 5
Three jars of Israeli pickles, one with cauliflower, one with cucumbers, and one with red onion.

Israeli Pickles

Quickles. It’s what we dubbed these Middle Eastern pickles that can be made in a mere 20 minutes (!) with no fussy canning process. (Quick. Pickles. Quickles. Get it?!)

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 20 M
  • 14
Two English crumpets, one with butter and jam, one with butter and marmalade, on a plate, with a cup of tea nearby

English Crumpets

Crumpets with butter and jam. How every British. We’ve never felt more English than the moment we made these.

  • (1)
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 2
A piece of cooked miso cod in a stainless steel skillet that is resting on a white board next to an orange napkin.

Miso Cod

This five-ingredient fix, a restaurant classic as well as a simple weeknight supper, will have you practicing your acceptance speech.

  • (8)
  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 18