Brenda McClain, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Brenda McClain has tested.

Two halves of a toasted asparagus and cheese sandwich stacked on top of each other on a sheet of parchment with a bowl of Romesco sauce on the side.

Asparagus and Cheese Sandwich

One bite of this grown-up grilled cheese sandwich and you’ll wonder why you haven’t always stuffed veggies into your grilled cheese.

A bowl of easy queso dip with a person dipping a chip into it

Easy Queso Dip

Whether you prefer to dip, dunk, scoop, or smother, one thing is for certain. This is the dip you want to do it with.

A round pasta bowl filled with smoky pulled chicken bucatini with serving tongs resting on the bowl.

Smoky Pulled Chicken Bucatini

This unconventional combination of smoky semi-dried tomatoes, roasted chicken thighs, onions, and pasta is wow-ing folks everywhere. Taste for yourself.

Easy beef stir fry, garnished with scallions and sesame seeds, in a large skillet on a counter.

Easy Beef Stir Fry

Everybody loves a quick weeknight dinner that uses what you’ve got on hand—pull out those languishing veggies and whip up a satisfying stir fry!

Hot artichoke dip in a white pottery bowl with a serving spoon, beside a bowl of toasted bread.

Hot Artichoke Dip

This is one of those ubiquitous party dips that tastes so much better when you make it yourself. And who knew it was so easy? You’ll never buy artichoke dip again!