Dawn English, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Dawn English has tested.

Five piles of different colored fresh pasta dough

Homemade Pasta Dough

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

  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 98
A gray plate with a pile of skillet mac and cheese piled on it

Skillet Mac and Cheese

Add this simple skillet mac and cheese, with its brilliant and time-saving trick we suspect you’ve never heard of, to your dinner arsenal and you just might achieve superhero status with the kids. And with yourself.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 35 M
  • 0
A bowl of creamy New England clam chowder with clams, potatoes, leeks, shallots, cream, and chives

New England Clam Chowder

This New England clam chowder recipe, put simply, is a classic. No other way to say it, no other way to make it.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 17
Therapeutic Drink to Ward Off Colds

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
  • 14
Three homemade Larabars

Homemade Larabars

We got nothing against the Larabars we’ve been noshing for years. Save for the crazy price tag. Here’s a less expensive, more customizable alternative.

  • 15 M
  • 50 M
  • 185
Orange Olive Oil Cake

Orange Olive Oil Cake

This classic Portuguese dessert with its tender crumb and citrus smack tastes as stunning as it looks. Swear.

  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 334
Peach Cobbler

Peach Cobbler

“The finest peach cobbler that I have ever, or will ever, eat.” “WOW!” “An 11 out of 10.” “Magical.” That’s what folks are saying about this crazy easy peach cobbler.

  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 46
Two heads of roasted garlic--one in foil, one unwrapped--drizzled with oil on a cutting board

Roasted Garlic

Is there anything better than roasted garlic? We think not. Three ingredients. Almost no effort. And yet what results is both complex and versatile and knee-wobblingly lovely.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 1 H, 5 M
  • 2
How to Freeze Basil

How to Freeze Herbs

When life hands you an abundance of herbal loveliness, pull out your ice cube tray, add some olive oil, and save the loveliness for another day.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 6 H
  • 0
Sour Cherry Pie

Sour Cherry Pie

Sweet cherries are for eating out of hand but sour cherries are for pies. Like this pie. Best darn sour cherry pie we’ve ever encountered.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 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.

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