Dawn English, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Dawn English has tested.

Blue pot of chunks of pork, authentic carnitas, with a bay leaf and wooden spoon on top

Authentic Carnitas

This Mexican carnitas recipe is authentic braised and fried pork that’s fall-apart-tender pork goodness ready for tacos.

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.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 11
Bluebarb Pie

Bluebarb Pie

Tart rhubarb collides with sweet blueberries to create some serious summer pie envy among strawberry rhubarb loyalists.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 3 H
  • 8
Grilled Chicken Tacos With Mango

Grilled Chicken Tacos With Mango

Yep. Grilled chicken tacos with mango. Prepare to be astounded. (What? Perhaps you were expecting a humdrum weeknight dinner?)

  • Quick Glance
  • 40 M
  • 45 M
  • 0
Classic Coleslaw

Classic Coleslaw

How fortunate for us—and by us, I mean humanity—that there exists this recipe for the best classic coleslaw known to man.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 2 H, 25 M
  • 8
Light and Fluffy Scrambled Eggs

Perfect Scrambled Eggs

“The best scrambled eggs that I have ever made!” “Light, fluffy, slightly moist.” “Perfect.” That’s what folks are saying about this recipe.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 25 M
  • 2
A cookie sheet with six breakfast cookies with oats, banana, figs, and peanut butter

Breakfast Cookies

Think of granola bars but in cookie form. That’s what you get with these sorta virtuous, sorta naughty little lovelies.

  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 14
A slab of Katharine Hepburn brownies cut into 9 pieces, on parchment paper, with a knife nearby

Katharine Hepburn Brownies

Who knew Katharine Hepburn was as agile at baking as acting? These brownies make us think maybe she missed her true calling.

  • 10 M
  • 1 H
  • 35
Crisp Peanut Butter Cookies

Crisp Peanut Butter Cookies

These uncannily crisp, seemingly shortbreadish cookies from San Francisco’s Miette are–and we mean this–unlike any you’ve ever encountered.

  • 20 M
  • 50 M
  • 37
Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Stunning enough for special occasions. Easy enough for weekday breakfasts. Marvelous enough to make you want it every damn day.

  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 22
Flourless Almond Cake

Flourless Almond Cake

A flourless almond cake that’s French and flavorful, this amandier is crisp and crunchy on the outside, dense and chewy on the inside, and gluten-free through and through. Perfect for Passover.

  • 15 M
  • 50 M
  • 33
Oval plate with a salt and pepper pork chop, spoon, fork, and juice on it

Salt and Pepper Pork Chops

Perfection. That’s what we think of this simple yet exquisite melding of pork, butter, salt, and pepper from chef Gabrielle Hamilton.

  • 10 M
  • 20 M
  • 4
Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

Chicken with 40 cloves of garlic is a classic for one reason—it’s damn good. Using chicken thighs ensures the meat remains juicy. Using our trick for quickly peeling garlic makes it hassle free.

  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 12