Cheryl Freeman, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Cheryl Freeman has tested.

Four pieces of classic chicken piccata topped with parsley and capers on a white oval serving plate.

Classic Chicken Piccata

Simple enough for a weeknight. Sophisticated enough for weekend entertaining. And it’s definitely as good as you remember, too.

A tall glass filled with blueberry pie milkshake, topped with a piece of pie crust.

Blueberry Pie Milkshake

An utterly indulgent trick that turns the classic blueberry pie and ice cream upside down. Or perhaps inside out. And it’s all the better for it.

Five cut Memphis style ribs on a wooden board.

Memphis Style Ribs

Memphis style ribs are slathered with a spice rub made of paprika, chile, and black pepper and sloooooowly cooked until imbued with flavor. No barbecue sauce necessary.

Four plates topped with broccoli with peanut sauce and a small dish of sesame seeds on the side.

Broccoli with Peanut Sauce

Say hello to the most failproof way we know to get everyone to eat their veggies—and just about anything else you can dip or dunk or douse.

A white bowl of Vietnamese bun bo with bowls of lime, peanuts, chili, basil, and vermicelli noodles on the side.

Vietnamese-Style Bun Bo

Translated literally as rice noodles and beef, bun bo is a Vietnamese classic in which what you’re promised is what you get…and a heck of a lot more given its layers of nuanced complexity.

A Texas style smoked turkey cut into breast and leg pieces on a cutting board with a knife.

Texas Style Smoked Turkey

Behold, your latest favorite turkey, whether on your Thanksgiving table or your Super Bowl bash or your next backyard barbecue.