Colleen Bloxham, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Colleen Bloxham has tested.

A single basic crepe, folded into quarters on a sheet of parchment with two lemon wedges beside it.

Basic Crêpes

A simple, step-by-step recipe for the classic French crêpe that can easily be mastered by anyone. Yes, anyone. Including you.

  • (3)
  • 25 M
  • 30 M
  • 25
Rows of peanut butter sandies dough balls with a cookie scoop placing another dough ball on the surface.

Peanut Butter Sandies

New York Times’ reporter Julia Moskin divulges the recipe for City Bakery’s Peanut Butter Sandies. You’re welcome.

  • (3)
  • 20 M
  • 50 M
  • 13
A glass of green smooth and a second glass that is on its side with green smoothie poured out.

Green Smoothie

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

  • (3)
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 19
A red Dutch oven filled with beer-braised chicken with root vegetables on a wooden surface.

Beer Braised Chicken

Chicken is coaxed to incredible taste and tenderness in this stew of sorts made healthful with root vegetables. Simple to make. Complex in taste. Unforgettable all around.

  • (5)
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 25
A yellow Dutch oven filled with white bean and chicken chili, topped with pieces of bacon.

White Bean and Chicken Chili

Stop your scoffing. This may not be conventional chili, but it’s no sissy imposter. It’s just a little subtler, soupier, and smokier.

  • (3)
  • 35 M
  • 1 H
  • 8
A small Mason jar half filled with bacon jam on a wooden board with a few pieces of bread beside the jar.

Bacon Jam

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

  • (18)
  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 100
White oval dish with four chicken drumsticks, chopped green tomatillos, cilantro, onion, sliced chiles

Braised Chicken with Tomatillos

Slightly tart and eminently easy, this tomatillo sauce makes ample so you can stash some in the fridge for later. Cook once, eat twice.

  • (3)
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 23
A grey plate half-filled with mac and cheese canapes, with a few resting beside the plate

Mac and Cheese Canapés

Fancy schmancy mac and cheese canapés? Why not? Plop these lovelies on a silver platter alongside flutes of Champagne or tuck them into a lunch box.

  • (4)
  • 25 M
  • 40 M
  • 24
A fried egg sandwich cut in half on a white and blue plate with the knife resting in front.

Fried Egg Sandwich

Bread. Cheese. Egg. Hot sauce. Five bucks says you’ve got the makings for this easy and oozy sandwich waiting in your kitchen.

  • (6)
  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 12