Carol Mattox, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Carol Mattox has tested.

A vension burger with cheese, pickles, and arugula on a wooden board

Venison Burgers

This ridiculously juicy, superlatively sweet stack will have you hankering for a Bambi burger long after deer season ends.

  • 10 M
  • 20 M
  • 23
A Brown Betty Bakery coconut cake on a decorative white cake stand.

Brown Betty Bakery Coconut Cake

Dubbed Company’s Comin’ Coconut Cake, this beauty of a pound cake will have you dreaming up excuses to invite guests for dinner—and dessert.

  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 33
Two cups with scoops of chocolate hazelnut gelato, known as gelato di gianduia, with a spoon

Chocolate Hazelnut Gelato

We’re food folks, not number crunchers. But perhaps our most favorite equation ever? Chocolate + hazelnuts = gianduia.

  • 35 M
  • 7 H
  • 2
A sliced jerk chicken breast on a round cutting board, with a man's hand holding a cleaver above it

Jerk Chicken

Cue the Red Stripe and the reggae, cuz this fast and easy flavor paste makes grilled jerk chicken that’s the real deal.

  • 25 M
  • 2 H, 25 M
  • 12
Hamburger Buns

Burger Buns

Beautiful burger buns. Were ever three words joined in such harmonious sequence? Actually, let’s add buxom and buttery.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 40
Croque Madame Muffins

Croque Madame Muffins

A nifty little ooh- and aah-inducing riff on the classic croque madame that’s perfect to assemble ahead of time for big batch brunches.

  • 30 M
  • 50 M
  • 8
Flan de Leche

Flan de Leche

A creamy, milky, not egregiously sweet, altogether lovely argument for sticking with a classic—in this case, a Spanish classic.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 2 H
  • 0
Eight mini hog dogs wrapped in puff pastry on a parchment lined baking sheet

Pigs in a Blanket

Without further ado or feigned guilt, allow us to reacquaint you with a long-lost childhood friend.

  • 20 M
  • 40 M
  • 12
A slice of sweet potato pie on a metal platter with a knife resting beside it.

Sweet Potato Pie

Sugar and spice and everything nice—that’s what you’ll find in this magnificently spiced traditional Southern pie.

  • 15 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 16
Shortcut Pie Crust

Shortcut Pie Crust

Perhaps the easiest pie crust ever. Actually, we take that back. Definitely the easiest peasiest pie crust ever. No kneading. No rolling out. Really.

  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 8