Colleen Bloxham, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Colleen Bloxham has tested.

A halved fancy tuna melt with tomato and cucumber on a baguette on a piece of parchment.

Fancy Tuna Melt

A tuna melt is a tuna melt is a tuna melt, right? Uh, not exactly. This is a welcome departure from what we choked down as children.

  • (2)
  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 8
A jar of bacon jam with a spoon in it on a wooden board with a lid and breadsticks in the background.

Bacon Jam

Maybe what the world needs is a single currency. Like jars of this sweet, rich, intense bacon jam that makes everything better.

  • (24)
  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 118
A maple pecan pie in a metal pie plate with one slice missing and forks, plates, and a bottle of rye whiskey beside the pie.

Maple Pecan Pie

Distinct from other pecan pies in one notable way, this recipe draws on robust maple syrup to usurp cloying corn syrup. You’re welcome.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 2 H, 35 M
  • 4
A red Dutch oven filled with beer-braised chicken with root vegetables on a wooden surface.

Beer Braised Chicken Thighs

Chicken thighs are coaxed to incredible taste and tenderness in this stew that sneaks in root vegetables bathed in beer. Simple to make. Complex in taste. Unforgettable all around.

  • (12)
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 41
Two glasses of green smoothie, one of them tipped over and spilled with two spinach leaves beside it.

Green Smoothie

Close your eyes and we swear you’d never guess this sweet, banana-y smoothie is suffused with good-for-you greens.

  • (6)
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 25
A white oval serving dish filled with pickled carrots.

Pickled Carrots

Perhaps the quickest pickles ever, these tongue-tinglingly tangy specimens stack flavor on flavor all in the span of a few minutes of work and a few hours of waiting.

  • (2)
  • 5 M
  • 45 M
  • 6
Six Alabama muffin biscuits in a muffin tin.

Alabama Muffin Biscuits

These curiously named, easy peasy, shamelessly simple meldings of biscuit and muffins may make you swear off roll-out biscuits for good.

  • (3)
  • 10 M
  • 45 M
  • 23
A variety of homemade bagels on a white surface.

Homemade Bagels

No more excuses about how there’s a dearth of decent bagels in your neighborhood. Nope. Not when you can make these.

  • (2)
  • 3 H
  • 3 H, 50 M
  • 45