Carol Hays, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Carol Hays has tested.

Baking sheet lined with parchment and covered with easy roasted carrots and onions with burnt edges

Easy Roasted Carrots

Four ingredients and one simple technique that will leave everyone asking—maybe even demanding—you for more. A keeper of a side dish.

  • (1)
  • 10 M
  • 55 M
  • 2
A yellow pot with 3-ingredient macaroni and cheese--elbow macaroni, cream, Cheddar cheese

3 Ingredient Macaroni and Cheese

Mac and cheese doesn’t get any easier than this 3 ingredient macaroni and cheese that’s done in 20 minutes. Kids! Dinner!

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 20 M
  • 0
Two chicken gyros filled with chicken, red onion, romaine, tomato, and tzatziki with a bowl of tzatziki beside them.

Chicken Gyros

A Mediterranean classic that’s healthy as can be although you’d never guess it from the indulgent taste.

  • (2)
  • 40 M
  • 2 H, 45 M
  • 4
A white plate topped with a pile of lemony salmon pasta, sprinkled with chives

Lemony Salmon Pasta

We think of this gorgeous lemon salmon pasta as the Audrey Hepburn of pasta recipes given how it graciously brings both elegance and simplicity to the party.

  • (1)
  • 25 M
  • 40 M
  • 2
A cream cheese pound cake with a lemon glaze

Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Everything you would imagine in a pound cake. Buttery. Indulgent. Moist. Rich. And with a perfectly balanced and ever so slightly puckery lemon glaze.

  • (4)
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 12
A red dish filled with a layered ham, cheese, and potato casserole on a red-and-white striped towel

Ham, Cheese, and Potato Casserole

Our latest definition of decadent comfort food. A David Leite original, this recipe melds layers of ham, potatoes, shallots, and gooey cheese in a rich cream sauce.

  • (1)
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 4