Carrie S., Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Carrie S. has tested.

Pear and Almond Tart

Pear Almond Tart

French. Foolproof. Froufrou. Fuss-free. Fenomenal. (Work with us.) Rarely does elegance come together with such ease (and alliteration) as this tart recipe.

  • 35 M
  • 2 H
  • 21
A pot of velvet mashed potatoes--made with plenty of butter, cream--with a wooden spoon and pat of butter on top

Velvet Mashed Potatoes

No mere mash, this creamy potato purée owes its uber velvetiness to truly indecent amounts of butter and cream. And we mean that in the best possible way.

  • 15 M
  • 35 M
  • 10
A cake pan of golden brown cornbread with a slice removed


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

  • 20 M
  • 45 M
  • 28
Plum Almond Cake

Plum Almond Cake

Haute yet homey, this rustic Italian cake with its delicate crumb and pockets of jammy plum awesomeness will cause you to anticipate plum season like never, ever before.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 39
Chocolate Fudge Pops

Chocolate Fudge Pops

They look like fudgsicles. They taste like fudgesicles. Yet they’re made cocoa, coconut milk, and honey so you don’t even have to do that thing where you pretend that something’s healthy. Because it actually is.

  • 10 M
  • 2 H, 10 M
  • 16
A wedge of classic white cake and white frosting with a fork cutting in

Classic White Cake

We beg to differ with the name of this fetching creation, as it’s far too easy to mistake “classic” for “blah.” Far more fitting, we think, is “best white cake.” Ever.

  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 81

Chocolate Whipped Cream

Though this recipe is technically chocolate whipped cream, it’s really more like chocolate mousse that you want to savor by the spoonful.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 1 D
  • 12
Bite-size bacon and cheese scones with smoked bacon and melted Asiago on top on a parchment-lined baking sheet

Bite-Size Bacon and Cheese Scones

Cute as a button, and not much bigger, these buttery, bacony scones are the most diminutive and darned good baked thing we’ve had in recent memory.

  • 30 M
  • 45 M
  • 23
Clay pot filled with Vietnamese caramel chicken pieces and cilantro on a wooden table

Vietnamese Caramel Chicken

Vietnamese caramel chicken is an easy weeknight dinner that tastes authentic as heck even if you don’t use a clay pot when you make it. Sorta like dessert for dinner.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 2
Five round pistachio shortbread cookies with a few broken pistachios on the side

Pistachio Shortbread Cookies

Tender and crumbly like shortbread, yet subtly flavored and sweet like cookies, these beg the question, which are they?

  • 20 M
  • 45 M
  • 34