Carol Hays, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Carol Hays has tested.

Several slices of maple sriracha bacon in a glass.

Maple Sriracha Bacon

Maple Sriracha bacon isn’t just the title of this simple recipe, it’s the ingredient list as well. Which means you probably already have everything you need on hand.

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A partially sliced loaf of cream cheese pound cake with 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.

A yellow pot with 3-ingredient macaroni and cheese--elbow macaroni, cream, Cheddar cheese

3 Ingredient Macaroni and Cheese

Mac and cheese honestly doesn’t get any quicker or easier or pantry-friendlier than this 3-ingredient savior that can be tossed together with stuff you already have on hand. Certain to please.

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  • 10 M
  • 20 M
  • 0
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
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.

  • (4)
  • 25 M
  • 40 M
  • 8