Chiyo Ueyama, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Chiyo Ueyama has tested.

Six one-bowl mocha brownies on wood

One-Bowl Mocha Brownies

If you’re going to splurge on brownies, you may as well, you know, SPLURGE on brownies. But not in terms of effort or expense. Just taste. These brownies handle it splendidly.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 45 M
  • 4
A cookie sheet with six breakfast cookies with oats, banana, figs, and peanut butter

Breakfast Cookies

Think of granola bars but in cookie form. That’s what you get with these sorta virtuous, sorta naughty little lovelies.

  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 14
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.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 45 M
  • 21
Oval pan with cumin-scented carrots sprinkled with chopped chives, orange zest, and pepper

Cumin-Scented Carrots

This goes-with-anything veggie side relies on pantry staples, comes together in 10 minutes, makes minimal cleanup, and may just lower your husband’s cholesterol. You’re welcome.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 0
Five white bowls filled with pureed cold sweet pea soup, topped with a few who peas

Cold Sweet Pea Soup

It doesn’t get much simpler or sweeter than this cold sweet pea soup, which can be made with frozen or fresh peas and just happens to be vegetarian as well as weeknight friendly.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 3 H
  • 0
Pepper and Egg Sandwich

Pepper and Egg Sandwich

Just like mom made. That’s what we’re hearing from folks who grew up hoovering this classic, quick, easy, cheap Italian staple any and all times of day.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 2
A cheese-crusted grilled cheese that is layered top and bottom with crispy Parmesan cheese in a skillet

Cheese-Crusted Grilled Cheese

Because basic grilled cheese with its ooey gooey insides just didn’t seem indulgent enough, we coated the outside with Parmesan that crisps to a crisp, crunchy golden brown. You may never go back to the classic grilled cheese.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 0
Beer-Braised Chicken with Root Vegetables

Beer Braised Chicken

Chicken is coaxed to tenderness in beer in this braised chicken with root vegetables. Simple to make, complex in taste, prepare for kudos.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 17
Spring Panzanella

Spring Panzanella

For when you just can’t wait until midsummer for your fave Italian bread salad.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 45 M
  • 2
Tray of classic dinner rolls glazed with butter, bowl of melted butter with a brush

Classic Dinner Rolls

Practically instant gratification with its blink-and-you’ll-miss-it rise and its straightforward mixing method. And oooooh the taste!

  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 4
Three bowls of fennel and potato soup, topped with cracked pepper and a dribble of olive oil, spoons on the side

Fennel and Potato Soup

A marvie riff on the classic French potato and leek soup known as vichyssoise, this is astoundingly good. So much so you may just find yourself raising the bowl to your lips.

  • 35 M
  • 50 M
  • 2
Skillet Roast Chicken

Skillet Roast Chicken

This sassy roast chicken gets its moist meat and ultra-crisp skin from the two-step process of searing it in a skillet then sliding the whole thing in the oven. Simplicity.

  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 1