Dawn English, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Dawn English has tested.

A rectangular baking dish filled with wild mushroom stuffing with leeks.

Wild Mushroom Stuffing

Earthy collides with slightly sweet in this beautiful burnished brioche and wild mushroom stuffing. (Did we mention it’s easy?)

Homemade pasta dough in 4 colors, plain, squid ink, beet, and saffron on a white background.

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 will make your mouth water. Here’s how to make it at home.

A single basic crepe, folded into quarters on a sheet of parchment with two lemon wedges beside it.

Basic Crepes

A simple, step-by-step recipe for the classic French crepe that can easily be mastered by anyone. Yes, anyone. Including you.

Spiced cider with a cinnamon stick and orange zest, in a stemless wine glass.

Spiced Cider

This spiced cider, made with a blend of apple cider, bourbon, and warming spices is the perfect drink for a cold winter night.

Skillet mac and cheese in a grey bowl with a spoon, garnished with extra shredded cheese.

Skillet Mac and Cheese

Add this simple skillet mac and cheese, with its brilliant time-saving trick, to your dinner arsenal and you just might achieve superhero status with the kids.

A metal skillet filled with creamy pasta covered with shredded Parmesan and cracked pepper, with a large serving spoon. A bowl of Parmesan and a pepper mill sit beside it.

Cacio e Pepe

This crazy satisfying, ridiculously cheap, pantry-minded dinner consists of just pasta, cheese, oil, salt, pepper, and a nifty technique.

A parchment covered counter with lines of raw peanut butter cookies and a meat-tenderizing mallet.

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.

frozen cubes of green herbs in olive oil on a cast iron pan.

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 that loveliness for another day.

Five irregular shaped cheddar biscuits with golden edges, on a wooden cutting board.

Cheddar Biscuits

“Lovely.” “Perfectly light, fluffy, and irresistibly good.” “Easy peasy!” “Wow. Just wow.” That’s what folks are saying about these biscuits.

A white casserole dish partially filled with cheese enchiladas, garnished with cilantro, cheese, and crema.

Cheese Enchiladas

Got chile sauce? Corn tortillas? Cheese? Sour Cream? Limes? Fantastic. Then you’ve got the makings for some of the easiest enchiladas ever.

A bluebarb pie with one slice missing and two forks resting beside the pie.

Bluebarb Pie

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

A whole sweet cherry pie with a lattice crust on a baking sheet on a wood table.

Sweet Cherry Pie

We’re not going to do a song and dance to try to entice you to bake this cherry pie. We don’t need to. Just look at it. A stunner, right? And wait’ll you taste it. Here’s how to make it.

A glass bottle filled with homemade lemonade syrup, a bowl of lemons, and two glasses on a wooden table.

Homemade Lemonade

Pucker up, cuz you’re going to want to sip the bejeebers out of this ridiculously easy, sweetly tart lemonade. Wowza.

A parchment-lined square pan filled with pecan-studded best brownies.

David Lebovitz’s Best Brownies

“Best brownies” is a bold assertion. Yet these merit exactly that distinction. Shatteringly crisp on top, fudgy in the center, and intensely chocolatey through and through.