Cindy Zaiffdeen, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Cindy Zaiffdeen has tested.

A wedge of classic white cake and white frosting with a fork cutting in

Classic White Cake

We beg to differ with the name of this fetching creation, as it’s far too easy to mistake “classic” for “blah.” Far more fitting, we think, is “best white cake.” Ever.

  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 76
Hamburger Buns

Burger Buns

Beautiful burger buns. Were ever three words joined in such harmonious sequence? Actually, let’s add buxom and buttery.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 38
A sliced steak with chimichurri sauce drizzled on top on a cutting board

Steak Chimichurri

Chimichurri-induced happiness can be yours with this foolproof, fuss-free, Argentine-approved answer to what’s for dinner.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 2 H, 50 M
  • 2
Open-Face Egg Sandwich

Open-Face Egg Salad Sandwich

We know. You already have an egg salad sandwich recipe. But trust us, it’s nothing like this one, which is whoppingly old school in taste, blissfully healthful in every other way.

  • 10 M
  • 25 M
  • 10
Vegan Chocolate Cake

Vegan Chocolate Cake

Yup. Vegan chocolate cake. If you tasted it without knowing, all you’d experience is chocolate through and through. No one will ever know it’s vegan…unless you tell them.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 22
Two cordials glasses each filled with Moscato and a grapefruit section, on top are spoons

Grapefruit in Moscato

A drinkable dessert composed of, quite simply, bitter grapefruit segments soused with sweet sparkling wine. Cin cin!

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 4
Blue Cheese Dressing

Blue Cheese Dip

Tired of settling for an ordinary blue cheese dip that practically necessitates a search party to locate a stray chunk of cheese swimming in mayo? This one won’t disappoint.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 0
A square of polenta with layers of meat sauce on a plate with a fork, two glasses of wine

Polenta Cake with Meat Sauce

In this inspired Italian creation, traditional lasagna noodles are supplanted by polenta. Trust us, you’ll feel no guilt nor regret over forsaking custom.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 2 H
  • 12
Slow Cooker Chicken Stock

Slow Cooker Chicken Stock

Making stock from scratch was never difficult. And it just became even easier thanks to this slick slow cooker approach.

  • 15 M
  • 12 H
  • 29
Therapeutic Drink to Ward Off Colds

Therapeutic Drink to Ward Off Colds

Forget Robitussin. This fragrant infusion not only makes a run to the pharmacy unnecessary, but it goes down with far, far more ease than that syrupy medicinal stuff.

  • 5 M
  • 15 M
  • 12