Cheryl Freeman, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Cheryl Freeman has tested.

A dozen hazelnut thyme matchsticks in a glass

Hazelnut Thyme Matchsticks

Hazelnut thyme matchsticks are thin, crisp crackers made with ground hazelnuts, cheese, and butter. The matchsticks are perfect with soup or as a snack.

A ceramic bowl filled with posole salad, including hominy, crispy pork, cabbage, radish, pepitas, and cilantro.

Posole Salad

Summer posole cravings are satisfied with this cooling summer riff on the classic Mexican soup that we simply can’t stop wanting yearround.

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.