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 and 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.

Easy beef stir fry, garnished with scallions and sesame seeds, in a large skillet on a counter.

Easy Beef Stir Fry

Everybody loves a quick weeknight dinner that uses what you’ve got on hand—pull out those languishing veggies and whip up a satisfying stir fry!

Three pieces of spicy pepita brittle on a white plate.

Spicy Pepita Brittle

When we think of brittle, we tend to think of a wallflower-like candy. This snappy little number proves that we couldn’t be more wrong.

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.