Nothing’s better than warm oliebollen, or Dutch doughnuts, thanks to their crisp nooks and crannies and their pillowy centers hidden beneath a dusting of confectioners’ sugar.
Gail Rueckl, Recipe Tester
A list of all the recipes Gail Rueckl has tested.
Texas-Style Barbecue Sauce
Ridiculously easy to make yet complex as heck in taste. Slightly sweet with only a hint of heat. Kid-tested and adult-approved.
Smoked Spare Ribs
Authentic barbecue joint flavor from your own backyard. No smoker required. Actually, no smoking experience required, either.
Char Kway Teow
Street food at its finest. This is the real deal, straight from Malaysia by way of this recipe and your local Asian grocery store.
In the words of one of our recipe testers, “If this sauce is what Moroccan food is all about, then I’m all in.” Us, too.
Spicy Baked Chicken Wings
Baked chicken wings? As in, chicken wings without the butter, deep-frying, or grease-splattered stovetop? Count us in.
Sweet Potato Cornbread
We could blather on and on about this surprising (and stealthy healthy) riff on a Southern classic that everyone is swearing is the best cornbread they’ve ever had.
Korean Chicken Wings
Know that elusive balance of ridiculously crisp skin yet tender meat and a dipping sauce that’s sorta sweet but with some heat? Most wings fail miserably to achieve that. These nail it.
Homemade Maple-Espresso Bacon
A richly porky, nicely salted, slightly peppery, pleasantly sweet taste with a lingering maple syrup flavor. That’s what you can expect from this crazy easy homemade bacon.
Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin
Easy. Economical. On the table in 45 minutes. And essentially pork wrapped in more pork and roasted until crisp outside and juicily tender inside. Comfort food for when you need it.
Coffee Crusted Grilled Pork Chops
“Wow!” “Off-the-charts good!” “Divine.” “Amazingly juicy and tender.” “A definite keeper.” That’s what we’re hearing about these subtly and beguilingly spiced chops.
North Carolina Clam Chowder
No, not New England clam chowder. North Carolina clam chowder. It’s a brothier, clammier, lighter chowder that lets the clamminess come through. No complaints here.
Southern Fried Chicken Wings
Perfectly battered. Nicely seasoned. And easy as heck. That’s how we like our fried chicken wings, thank you very much. This recipe delivers all that.
British Beef Raj Curry
All the complexity of classic beef curry that you slowly tended all day…but in just an hour. You’re welcome.
Prosecco and Aperol Cocktail
Bitter. Sweet. Floral. Herbal. Citrusy. Elegant. Classic. Fizzy. Magical in all ways. That’s what folks are saying about this lovely little cocktail. Cin cin.
Shaved Root Vegetable Salad
Elegant evidence that salad need not be reserved for warmer months. A stunner of a salad in which humble root vegetables are elevated with peppery greens, fried pancetta, and Parmesan.
Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies
A classic. And it’s even better than we remembered. And we mean that in the best possible way, moms.
Thanksgiving Leftovers Muffins
Holiday leftovers put to magnificent use! Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and gravy are layered in muffin tins to transform your day-after-Thankgiving-clean-out-your-fridge experience. Leftover cranberry sauce on the side optional.
No-Knead 5-Minute Artisan Bread
Um, 5 minutes hands-on time for a loaf of bread? Please. That’s nothing. Nothing short of a miracle.
Roasted Delicata Squash Salad
A stunner of a salad that’s essentially a kaleidoscope of ingredients that tastes far more naughty than you’d expect from something so healthy.