Carrie S., Recipe Tester

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

A metal shaker filled with egg cream.

Egg Cream

A soda fountain classic made with neither egg nor cream, this classic quencher is a summer staple for kids of all ages.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 6
A mason jar filled with iced coffee, a straw, and a leftover coffee ice cube sticking out the top.

Leftover Coffee Ice Cubes

Got leftover coffee in that pot? Don’t toss it in the sink. Pour it into ice cube trays, freeze, and simple as that, no more watery iced coffee EVER.

  • (2)
  • 1 M
  • 1 M
  • 6
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 biscuits we’ve had in recent memory. Maybe ever.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 45 M
  • 31
A white bowl filled with mashed potatoes and topped with a square of butter

Easy Mashed Potatoes

Yeah, yeah, we know. You don’t need a recipe for mashed Yukon Golds with butter, milk, and salt. Or so you think. Try this and get back to us.

  • (2)
  • 20 M
  • 45 M
  • 6
A brown paper bag with popped microwave popcorn spilling out of it.

How to Make Microwave Popcorn

Yes, you can make microwave popcorn on your own with just a brown paper bag. No artificial colors. No fake butter. No nasty preservatives. Bring on your next Netflix binge!

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 6
A glass of Vietnamese iced coffee, made with layers of sweetened condensed milk, coffee, and ice cubes with a coffee drip over it.

Vietnamese Iced Coffee | Ca Phe Sua Da

A simple, satiating, summery Vietnamese tradition known as ca phe sua da, this seductive classic is simply coffee, ice, and sweet, sweet, sweetened condensed milk. Here’s how to succumb at home.

  • (1)
  • 5 M
  • 15 M
  • 28
A loaf of Irish soda bread on a brown plate with a chunk cut out and smeared with butter.

Irish Soda Bread

A sweet nuttiness, a dense crumb, a crunchy crust, and bags more flavor than normal bread. Whatcha waiting for?

  • (4)
  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 27
A wire basket lined with a napkin and filled with bacon Cheddar biscuits.

Bacon Cheddar Biscuits

These Southern-style biscuits are just the thing for almost any occasion. Go on, we dare you. Try to think of a time you wouldn’t want them. (See what we mean?!)

  • (2)
  • 20 M
  • 45 M
  • 14
A single basic crepe, folded into quarters on a sheet of parchment with two lemon wedges beside it.

Basic Crêpes

A simple, step-by-step recipe for the classic French crêpe that can easily be mastered by anyone. Yes, anyone. Including you.

  • (4)
  • 25 M
  • 30 M
  • 27
A bowl of congee garnished with scallions and freshly ground black pepper with some fritters on the side.

Congee | Jok Plaw

A simple, silken rice porridge that’s certain to soothe and salve the soul—especially those souls afflicted with a sore throat or a queasy tummy.

  • (3)
  • 5 M
  • 2 H
  • 14