Emily Olson, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Emily Olson has tested.

A beige bowl filled with creme fraiche potato salad.

Crème Fraîche Potato Salad

A British take on potato salad that’s both simple and sublime, this summery staple draws on the tart richness of crème fraîche and the pucker of lemon.

A plastic container filled with vanilla bean ice cream with a metal ice cream scoop resting in it.

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Sometimes it’s nice to just let your spoon sink into something that tastes pure as the driven snow. Indulgently rich, sigh-inducingly creamy, vanilla-enhanced snow.

A table with four canning jars filled with easy rhubarb jam

Easy Rhubarb Jam

Making preserves was never so easy or gratifying as with this foolproof old-fashioned recipe. Just four ingredients and an occasional stir. No prior canning experience required. Swear.

A plate of warm arugula salad -- caramelized red onions, arugula, shaved Parmesan, and toasted pine nuts with a balsamic drizzle.

Warm Arugula Salad

Caramelized red onions. Pancetta. Pine nuts. A dribble of balsamic vinegar. Peppery arugula. Convinced yet?

A red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting on a cake stand

Red Velvet Cake

We’re hearing that this red velvet cake recipe with its mascarpone and cream cheese frosting surpasses all other renditions. Judge for yourself.

A close view of swirled cream cheese frosting.

Homemade Cream Cheese Frosting

Cream cheese frosting is adored for both its creaminess and cream cheesiness. This lighter-textured version even doubles up on the cheese factor. Get ready to lick that bowl.

A lamb burger on half a bun topped with grilled Spanish onions.

Lamb Burger ~ Bifteki Arniou

Definitely a nonconformist, this beauty of a burger melds lamb, pork, grilled onion, mustard, parsley, dill, fennel, cumin, lemon, and scallion. We dare you.

A light-blue gravy boat filled with svelte green goddess dip

Svelte Green Goddess Dip

This evocatively named dip isn’t the same as the one of yore. It’s got the same sumptuous taste, the same creamy texture, the same luminous color, just not the same calorie count.

A small bowl of cinnamon gelato with cinnamon sticks next to it on white marble surface.

Cinnamon Gelato

Cinnamon is the solo act in this sophisticated but simple gelato. Creamy, indulgent, and complex tasting, this gelato is sure to become a new favorite.

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.