Chiyo Ueyama, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Chiyo Ueyama has tested.

A challah grilled cheese sandwich torn in half, still connected by melted cheese.

Challah Grilled Cheese

“HELLO PASTRAMI JAM! Where have you been all of my life?!” That’s what someone shouted after experiencing this extra indulgent grilled cheese that boasts quite a few surprises.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 0
A loaf of zucchini walnut bread on a wooden cutting board with two slices cut from it and a serrated knife resting beside it.

Walnut Zucchini Bread

Stealthy healthy. That’s how we think of things, such as this summer quick bread with whole-wheat flour and just a little honey, that are incredibly satisfying yet actually quite healthy.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 5 M
  • 0
Skewers of thinly sliced Thai-style grilled pork skewers on a metal tray in a street food vendor's cart

Thai-Style Grilled Pork Skewers | Moo Yang

We can certainly understand why street food catapulted into trendiness. Assuming, that is, it all tastes as soulful as these skewers that are hawked on seemingly every street in Thailand.

  • (5)
  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 19
A bowl of five spice chicken wings.

Five-Spice Chicken Wings

Whatever the occasion, whether game day or late-night craving, these unconventionally spiced wings will handle your hankering.

  • (1)
  • 15 M
  • 40 M
  • 2
Three and a half quick dill pickles, dill seed, and a sprig of dill on a decorative white plate.

Quick Dill Pickles

Or, as we like to say, quickles. And we mean quick not just in terms of how little time they take to make. But also in terms of how quickly they’ll disappear as you’re blissing out on them.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 D
  • 6
An overhead view of a glass of blueberry kale smoothie with a straw and some blueberries and kale scattered around the glass.

Blueberry Kale Smoothie

Tastes like “bananas and blueberries and creamy icy summertime.” That’s what folks are saying about this spectacularly simple smoothie that has made converts of even avowed kale loathers.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 2
A person sitting in front of a plate of blackened grouper with peach jalapeño salsa.

Blackened Grouper with Peach Jalapeño Salsa

Remember the blackening craze in which EVERYTHING was baptized with a rock-your-world spice mix? This is one of the best expressions of it. And its on the table in half an hour.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 45 M
  • 0
A few tahini chocolate chip cookies on a torn piece of parchment paper.

Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

As easy as the classic Toll House recipe but a lot more memorable, these beauties boast ample chocolate chunks, a subtle nuttiness from the tahini, crackly edges, and oh so soft centers.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 2
A salt-baked red snapper with all the flesh removed from the bones and a broken salt crust and knife beside the fish skeleton.

Salt-Baked Red Snapper | Lubina a la Sel

Bury a whole snapper in a heap of wet salt. Shove it in the oven. Then forget about it. Your reward for so little effort? The sweetest, most tender fish you’ll ever experience.

  • (1)
  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 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