Carol Anne Grady, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Carol Anne Grady has tested.

A layered white cake with white frosting and covered with large strips of coconut, sitting on a white cake stand.

Coconut Cake

Flaunting an always-stunning, goes-with-anything white, this coconut cake glams up dinner parties, bridal showers, weddings, birthdays, and Tuesday nights.

Five chocolate orange cupcakes with swirls of chocolate frosting on top.

Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

Nothing says lovin’ from the oven quite like not-too-sweet chocolate cupcakes smothered with even more chocolate in the form of a not-too-sweet bittersweet frosting.

Close up of a pile of zucchini slaw with carrots, squash, and bell peppers, sprinkled with parsley. 2 forks in the background.

Zucchini Slaw Two Ways

Never give zucchini away again with these equally tempting yet uniquely different slaws. You get to choose—rich and creamy or tart and sweet.

An oval platter topped with spaghetti with raw tomatoes and a couple of spoons on the side.

Spaghetti with Raw Tomatoes

Summer at its simplest, not to mention its most splendid. Five minutes of effort yield a meal that rivals round-trip tickets to Italy.

Two metal baskets lined with paper, each with three Jamaican fried dough fritters, or festival.

Jamaican Fried Dough ~ Festival

Slightly sweet with a little intrigue from cornmeal, these fritters are a go-to across the island of Jamaica for all manner of spiced fare. One taste and you’ll understand why.

A square metal dish filled with brownie ice cream and a metal ice cream scoop removing a scoop from the dish.

Brownie Ice Cream

The soul-satisfying collision of brownies and ice cream has been around since we were kids. In case you’ve ever wanted to recreate it at home, here’s the best way we know.

A cake pan of golden brown cornbread with a slice removed

Cornbread

An easy, foolproof, ever so slightly sweet corn bread that comes together as quickly as it disappears. Just watch it.

Three pieces of bread topped with fava bean puree.

Fava Bean Puree

Few things say spring like the brilliant green of a fava bean. Here, a little help on how to harness these harbingers of warm weather.

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.

Korean chicken wings piled around a white container of dipping sauce.

Korean Chicken Wings

Know that elusive balance of ridiculously crisp skin yet tender meat and a dipping sauce that’s sorta sweet but with some heat? Most wings fail miserably to achieve that. These nail it.

Southside Cocktail

Mint. Muddled. Mine. When we’ve got this gin-based mojito on our minds, those are about the only words we can muster. Well, maybe add “More.”

Eight triangle shaped pieces of nutella brownie.

Nutella Brownies

And, on the eighth day, there was gianduia (zhahn-doo-yah). Namely, hazelnuts harmoniously cozying up to chocolate. Aka Nutella. And the world has been a more glorious place ever since.

Almond and coconut granola scattered on a baking sheet with a spoon resting in the center.

Almond and Coconut Granola

An inspired take on a classic, this simple, sassy granola recipe is yours to follow to the letter or tweak to your (or your most picky family member’s) content.

A grilled sausage sandwich with strips of grilled zucchini, red onion, and a herb mayo on a silver plate with a knife resting beside it.

Grilled Sausage Sandwich

Enough indulgence to satisfy. Enough grilled vegetables to bring some semblance of healthfulness. Thank us later.

A halved pork Milanese cutlet on a grey oval plate with a lemon wedge and mixed spring greens.

Pork Milanese

Plump pork chops are pounded into satisfying submission (whack! whack! whack!) before being breaded and gently sautéed to perfection.