Colleen Bloxham, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Colleen Bloxham has tested.

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.

  • (11)
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 39
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
A lemon meringue tart in a white dish, with one slice on a plate beside it and one more being lifted out.

Lemon Meringue Tart

Let loose with some fanciful flourishes in fashioning this lovely lemon meringue pie-inspired tart with a nutty crust, a creamy lemon curd, and billows of meringue.

  • (2)
  • 1 H
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 6
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.

  • (14)
  • 25 M
  • 30 M
  • 47
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 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.

  • (5)
  • 35 M
  • 1 H
  • 12