Callie M., Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Callie M. has tested.

Empty pie crust in a pie plate, with kitchen shears next to it.

Cream Cheese Pie Crust

Looking for an easier, yet still flaky and tender, pie crust? This little beauty is a little more forgiving and perfect for either sweet or savory tarts.

A white oval platter holding a bowl of dill dip with potato chips beside it.

Dill Dip with Potato Chips

This dip is creamy for sure, but it’s really all about the dill. Loads of fresh, green, herby dill. As much as we love potato chips, try it on everything.

A bowl of Texas-style chili with pork and brisket with a fork, spoon, and bowls of lime, cilantro, and pickled jalapenos on the side.

Texas-Style Chili with Pork and Brisket

This meaty chili brings everyone to the table. The complex flavors are thanks to three different types of meat, a good helping of spices, and tequila. That’s right—it’s a party!

A torn loaf of focaccia with herbs and salt and sprigs of rosemary, a knife, and a hunk of pecorino on the side.

Focaccia

Easier to shape than a boule, focaccia is the next bread you may want to master making at home. Just slice it and eat it as-is with its dimpled herb-flecked surface.

Six kebabeh sikhi (lamb skewers) on a silver plate with flatbread, lime wedges, cilantro, and sliced red onion.

Lamb Skewers ~ Kebabeh Sikhi

Marinated and grilled lamb skewers are subtly spiced and given a delicious char, making them the ultimate finger food. The intoxicating fragrance alone will make these a favorite.