Cynthia D., Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Cynthia D. has tested.

An open face egg salad sandwich on toasted whole wheat

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.

Two glasses filled with rhubarb and tequila cocktail with an orange wheel with three more glasses ready to be filled.

Rhubarb and Tequila Cocktail

Stunning and sophisticated, this cocktail relies on rhubarb for tartness, orange for intrigue, sugar for sweetness, and tequila for an afternoon nap.

Ten Stilton and walnut crackers arranged in rows on a sheet of parchment.

Stilton and Walnut Crackers

Perhaps the simplest and most sophisticated dinner party precursor ever. Just make the savory shortbread dough, freeze, slice, and bake. You’re welcome.

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.

St-Germain

St-Germain Aperitif

Mark Scarbrough and Bruce Weinstein had hoped for a quiet, rustic dinner in the French countryside. Thanks to this storied liqueur, what they ended up with was far, far more memorable.

A piece of grilled guinea hen with sweet corn fregula beside it, all topped with chopped scallions.

Guinea Hen with Sweet Corn Fregula

Dark-meat chicken lovers, have we got a recipe for you. Actually, we’ve got a bird for you. It’s called guinea, and once you try it, there’s no going back.

Cut yellow roasted cherry tomatoes on a sheet of parchment paper.

Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

“Little explosions of flavor” is how the author describes these luscious little orbs of yellow, orange, or red goodness. We don’t disagree. Neither will you.