Elizabeth Mason-Hill, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Elizabeth Mason-Hill has tested.

Elizabeth Mason-Hill is a family law paralegal who decided to pursue her passion and become a certified pastry chef. Going back to school at the Midwest Culinary Institute at the age of 60, while working full-time and battling cancer, she graduated became a certified pastry chef through the American Culinary Federation in June of 2021. She plans to pursue a baking career after retirement from her job as a paralegal.

A white bowl on a wooden table, with a grilled cheese sandwich inside filled with cheese, Doritos, bacon, and guacamole.

Grilled Cheese with Doritos

Stop right there. We have the grilled cheese to end all grilled cheeses. If you’re looking for the sandwich of your cheesy, crispy, crunchy, crazy dreams, look no further.

Floral pasta bowl, filled with crab pasta, sprinkled with parsley and Parmesan. A cheese grater and larger bowl in the background.

Buttery Crab Pasta

Seafood pasta is always a little luxurious—even on Wednesday night, and even when the pasta in question is ready in half an hour.

Two stacks of wedges of glazed lemon ginger shortbread.

Lemon Ginger Shortbread

Shortbread cookkies made with the warmth of ginger and the puckeriness of lemon are baked to buttery, crumbly magnificence.

A square of Edna Lewis's apple cake with caramel glaze on a white plate with a fork.

Edna Lewis’s Apple Cake with Caramel Glaze

Warmly spiced with a pudding-like texture, this apple cake from Edna Lewis is truly easy—just stir together by hand. And it’s unforgettable for reasons that have nothing to do with its ease.

A serving of cucumber and onion salad being lifted from a serving bowl with silver salad tongs.

Cucumber and Onion Salad

Blissfully simple. Outrightly old-fashioned. Sigh-inducingly cooling. Even righteously healthy. Say hello to your latest summer obsession.

Three savory ham and Cheddar biscuits in a bowl lined with a white tea towel.

Ham and Cheddar Biscuits

Cheesy, biscuity deliciousness created by our very own David, these defy a few proper biscuit-making laws of the South yet still retain all that irresistible charm.

A metal skillet filled with easy skillet lasagna and garnished with basil leaves.

Easy Skillet Lasagna

Those days when meal planning goes south and weeknight weariness looms, simple salvation can be found in this easy skillet lasagna made with store-bought ravioli.