Brenda Carleton, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Brenda Carleton has tested.

A hazelnut fresh herb popover, on a square white plate, split open with butter melting in the middle.

Hazelnut and Fresh Herb Popovers

Fresh popovers, flavored with ground hazelnuts and zesty herbs, are a Thanksgiving must. These popovers are easy because the batter is made ahead then baked right before dinner.

Soft polenta with forest mushrooms in two metal pots with lids.

Soft Polenta with Forest Mushrooms

Creamy, cheesy, irresistible polenta, similar to American grits, is cooked slowly until impossibly soft and then is topped with all types of sautéed mushrooms.

A jar of roasted applesauce with a spoon resting inside on a saucer with a strip of apple peel.

Roasted Applesauce

So long, store-bought applesauce. Tuck into your own fuss-free, artisanal applesauce that’s a little sweet, a little spicy, and as smooth or as chunky as you please.

A sliced jerk chicken breast on a round cutting board, with a man's hand holding a cleaver above it

Jerk Chicken

Authentic grilled jerk chicken from Helen Willinsky that’s pretty much exactly like what you’d experience in the Caribbean.