Emily Olson, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Emily Olson has tested.

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.

  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 20
Easy Rhubarb Jam

Easy Rhubarb Jam

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

  • 45 M
  • 2 H
  • 85
Open-Face Egg Sandwich

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.

  • 10 M
  • 25 M
  • 10
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.

  • 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.

  • 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.)

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 1 D, 1 H
  • 29
Red Velvet Cake

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.

  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 20
Buttermilk Drop Biscuits

Buttermilk Drop Biscuits

“The best biscuits I’ve ever had!” is what we’re hearing from many, many, many folks who just can’t help but exclaim when they try these buttery biscuits.

  • 15 M
  • 35 M
  • 11
Game Day Chili

Game Day Chili

With apologies to the politically correct, the froufrou, girlie-girl semblance of this recipe is just a guise. Trust us. It’s an unadulterated, manly man’s chili.

  • 35 M
  • 1 H, 50 M
  • 23
Lamb Burger

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.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 45 M
  • 8
Roasted Tomato Soup

Roasted Tomato Soup

The antithesis of gazpacho, this robust soup jumbles tomatoes and onion and balsamic and blasts them in the oven for unparalleled cool weather comfort.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 0
Chilaquiles

Chilaquiles

Essentially eggs scrambled with chips and salsa, chilaquiles is equally enticing in the a.m. as the p.m., with a cup of hot joe or a bottle of cold cerveza.

  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 21
Care Package Brownies

Care Package Brownies

These brownies are the perfect treat to send to troops overseas or your kid in college. They’re chocolatey, moist and, best of all, can withstand the U.S. Postal Service.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 20