Cheryl E Zollman, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Cheryl E Zollman has tested.

Close up of three squares of bacon cornbread in a pan

Bacon Cornbread

There’s cornbread. And then there’s cornbread enhanced with bacon, corn, and good ol’ bacon drippings. Just as God intended, folks who’ve made it have been saying.

  • (9)
  • 35 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 34
A glazed pumpkin pound cake on a plate--a pumpkin Bundt cake with a milk-sugar poured glaze

Glazed Pumpkin Pound Cake

If you’ve been thinking maybe you’re done with pumpkin everything, wait’ll you experience this aromatic pound cake that boasts the perfect balance of sweet and spice.

  • (4)
  • 45 M
  • 2 H
  • 12
A batch of Rose Levy Beranbaum's fudge brownies cut into 16 squares, with two missing and a knife resting beside.

Rose Levy Beranbaum’s Fudge Brownies

Dark chocolate-y, appropriately (and not too) rich, just sweet enough, and the entire surface blanketed with that coveted crackly surface. Let the love affair commence.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 6
A loaf of stollen cut in half, with one slice cut off to show the fruit and marzipan filling.

Stollen

Few things would be lovelier to receive at the holidays than a loaf of this traditional sweet yeast bread studded with fruit and nuts.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H
  • 5 H, 30 M
  • 4
Two best gougeres on a cocktail napkin with a lipstick print on it and a glass of Champagne

Best Gougères

Essentially fancy-sounding blobs of pastry with grated cheese, these chichi French lovelies impress everyone yet barely take any effort.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 2
Two mugs of coffee and a white plate with a vegan no-bake fudge cake

Vegan No-Bake Fudge Cake

Rich, velvety, and very, very smooth. That’s this vegan no-bake fudge cake that makes magic from a short list of everyday ingredients.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 2
Four small crocks of pumpkin pots de creme--pumpkin pudding topped with crumbled cookie and whipped cream

Pumpkin Pots de Crème

These fancy-sounding desserts are essentially creamy custards that come together with very little time or effort from half-and-half, brown sugar, pumpkin, eggs, and warm spices. So good you’re gonna want them year round.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 4 H, 30 M
  • 0
A baking sheet lined with parchment with 18 walnut rugelach cookies covered with brown sugar ready for the oven

Walnut Rugelach

We’ve never met a rugelach that we haven’t liked. Although there are some we adore more than others. This falls into the latter category.

  • (1)
  • 1 H
  • 3 H
  • 4
A pottery plate filled with roasted butternut squash and apple salad made with watercress, sweet apples, and topped with Parmesan

Roasted Butternut Squash and Apple Salad

Unexpected, easy, eye-catching, and impressive as heck. That’s what we think of this lovely autumnal juxtaposition of tastes and textures that’s gonna upend the way you think about salads.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 0