Brenda Carleton, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Brenda Carleton has tested.

Several pan-fried shrimp with dill piled in a white bowl, garnished with fresh dill.

Pan-Fried Shrimp With Dill

These sassy fried shrimp are doused with plenty of lemon juice and fresh dill. Greek through and through. Opa!

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  • 0
Tray of roast chicken pieces with pancetta, olives, and garlic cloves

Roast Chicken With Pancetta and Olives

“One of the best chicken recipes ever!” “Crisp-skinned.” “Juicy.” “Aromatic.” “Easy.” “Gorgeous.” “Heavenly.” That’s what we’re hearing from folks who’ve tried it.

  • (13)
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 43
A plate with a trio of deviled eggs - horseradish deviled egg, truffled deviled egg, and smoked salmon deviled egg.

A Trio of Deviled Eggs

Irresistible. That’s what we think of this array of deviled eggs, which come in classic, smoked salmon, and lightly truffled. Better than mom’s.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 40 M
  • 1
A glass of homemade ginger ale with ice and a lime wedge, and a gar of ginger syrup in the background.

Homemade Ginger Ale

Full of natural ingredients that pack a wallop of intense, true-to-life ginger flavor, this brilliant hack for making real ginger ale will make you a convert.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 2 H
  • 0
A Dutch oven filled with ham and potatoes sarladaise on a white and red linen cloth.

Ham and Potatoes Sarladaise

Got ham? This French classic typically draws on duck confit but is just as sublime when used to disguise leftover ham.

  • (2)
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 11
Two plates topped with stir-fried cauliflower and garnished with cilantro.

Stir-Fried Cauliflower ~ Bong Cai Xao

The complex, almost caramelized taste of this sweetly savory side illustrates just why the last few years have seen a resurgence in respect for cauliflower.

  • (1)
  • 10 M
  • 15 M
  • 8
A cast iron skillet filled with bubbling baked fontina with garlic and thyme and a hunk of bread in the background.

Baked Fontina With Garlic and Thyme

A fondue without the pot, Fontina cheese is broiled with garlic, olive oil, and thyme until it’s melted and bubbles. Scoop it up with hunks of bread.

  • (2)
  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 4