Emily Olson, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Emily Olson has tested.

Three resealable plastic bags filled with freezer tomato sauce.

Freezer Tomato Sauce

1. Turn your glut of garden tomatoes into this sauce. 2. Stash it in the freezer. 3. Thank yourself come winter.

  • (1)
  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 22
Easy Rhubarb Jam

Easy Rhubarb Jam

Pink preserves were never so pretty—or so easy—as this foolproof old-fashioned recipe that relies on just four ingredients and an occasional stir. No prior canning experience required.

  • (18)
  • 45 M
  • 2 H
  • 99
An open face egg salad sandwich on toasted whole wheat

Open-Face Egg Salad Sandwich

We know. You already have an egg salad sandwich recipe. But trust us, it’s nothing like this one, which is whoppingly old school in taste, blissfully healthful in every other way.

  • (2)
  • 10 M
  • 25 M
  • 16
Glazed nutmeg pound cake in a loaf pan on a circular cooling rack

Nutmeg Cake

This spice cake is soaked with rum syrup, making a lovely, albeit slightly boozy, gift when wrapped in parchment and tied with a bow.

  • (5)
  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 21
White bowl of beef chili with grated cheese, tortilla chips, and lime wedges on wood

Beef Chili

A chili that you can dress up or down, whether you need something really impressive for game day or relatively inexpensive for Tuesday night dinner.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 3
Soft-Boiled Eggs and Toast

Soft-Boiled Eggs and Toast

Ideal for lazy weekends as well as harried weekdays, these soft-boiled eggs are cooked to perfection in less than five minutes. You’re welcome.

  • (2)
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 33
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

A classic, perfected. (Yes, we know, you’ve been promised this before by others. But we mean it.)

  • (1)
  • 15 M
  • 1 D, 1 H
  • 31
Sliced tomatoes with blueberries and crumbled feta scattered on top and a sprig of basil for garnish.

Blueberry and Tomato Salad

There’s a week or two midsummer when blueberries and tomatoes hit their peak. That’s the time to make this salad. Ready? Go!

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 0
A red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting on a cake stand

Red Velvet Cake

We’re hearing that this all-natural rendition of red velvet cake surpasses the artificially dyed classic. See for yourself, grown ups.

  • (1)
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 22