Dawn English, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Dawn English has tested.

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

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 Recipe

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 Recipe

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
  • 10
Lemon Pound Cake Recipe

Lemon Pound Cake

When life hands you lemons, make this lemon pound cake. Guaranteed to give you a far more favorable outlook on everything.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 20
Clay pot filled with Vietnamese caramel chicken pieces and cilantro on a wooden table

Vietnamese Caramel Chicken

Vietnamese caramel chicken is an easy weeknight dinner that tastes authentic as heck even if you don’t use a clay pot when you make it. Sorta like dessert for dinner.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 2
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.

Squares of blondies with chocolate chips on parchment paper on a marble slab

Nancy Drew Blondies

Who knew the famous young detective baked blondies?! But not just any blondies. These blondies. The best blondies. Full of butterscotch goodness.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 45 M
  • 20
Therapeutic Drink to Ward Off Colds Recipe

Therapeutic Drink to Ward Off Colds

Forget Robitussin. This fragrant infusion not only makes a run to the pharmacy unnecessary, but it goes down with far, far more ease than that syrupy medicinal stuff.

  • 5 M
  • 15 M
  • 12
Homemade Pasta Dough Recipe

Homemade Pasta Dough

Pasta made fresh according to Italian tradition is unspeakably more supple, satisfying, and gratifying than the dried-out store-bought stuff. Here’s how to make it at home.

  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 93
Breakfast Burritos Recipe

Breakfast Burritos

Quick, easy, healthy, crowd pleasing, freezer-friendly morning grub that you can grab and go.

  • 30 M
  • 45 M
  • 8