Ellen Fuss, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Ellen Fuss has tested.

A white oval plate filled with pot stickers, a pair of chopsticks, and dipping sauce.

Pot Stickers ~ Guotie

What’s that you ask? When’s an appropriate time to serve pot stickers? We honestly can’t think of a time that’s not appropriate.

  • (3)
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 13
A bowl of homemade labneh with za'atar drizzled with olive oil on a platter with crackers.

Homemade Labneh with Za’atar

Soft cheese dreams are made of labneh, which is ultra lush, creamy, and tangy. You may find you need to stop yourself from spreading it on everything.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 18 H, 10 M
  • 2
A skillet filled with pan seared scallops cooked in butter

Pan Seared Scallops

Perhaps the easiest and most elegant dinner conceivable. Here’s how to cook your pricey (and worth every penny) sea scallops to perfection.

  • (14)
  • 10 M
  • 15 M
  • 47
A spoon scooping chocolate mug cake from a blue mug.

Chocolate Mug Cake

Molten, gooey, dense, chocolatey, and done in minutes with nary any evidence, er, we mean cleanup, this microwave mug cake is the solution to when you need dessert stat.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 15 M
  • 2
A fork scooping strands of roasted spaghetti squash from the center of a halved squash.

Roasted Spaghetti Squash

“This technique really did produce those long lovely strands allowing this squash to live up to its name!” We keep hearing this about this perfectly easy and healthy spaghetti squash.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 50 M
  • 0
An apple tea cake on a wire rack with three slices cut from it and one on a blue and white plate.

Apple Tea Cake

Not as dense or as sweet as a pound cake, this lovely tea cake is rich and buttery and subtly infused with layers of apple and cinnamon with a tart lemon drizzle as a finishing flourish.

  • Quick Glance
  • 40 M
  • 3 H
  • 0
Seven sourdough bagels topped with poppy seeds.

Sourdough Bagels

The pleasing smack of sourdough was seemingly made to be melded with the awesomely chewy denseness of bagels. And it’s SO much easier than you’d expect!

  • (1)
  • 40 M
  • 10 H
  • 2
A whole roast chicken with rosemary and potatoes on a wooden table with four plates and a tray of roasted plums beside it.

Roast Chicken with Rosemary and Potatoes

The charm of this roast chicken lies in its simplicity and its potatoes, which are imbued with drippings and meltingly tender yet impossibly crisp at the edges.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 2 H
  • 2
A glass jar filled with soft chocolate chip cookies.

Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

Because some things don’t change. Including the lure of old-fashioned, uncomplicated, chewy chocolate chip cookies with crisp edges and soft centers.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 2