Heather Nelson, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Heather Nelson has tested.

A wire rack with a blueberry coffee cake and 2 slices on it, glazed and with a spoon sitting beside it.

Blueberry Coffee Cake

Breakfast, snack, dessert–blueberry coffee cake does all that and more. Full of berries and topped with sweet glaze, you’re going to love it.

2 rectangular plates with scoops of dark chocolate gelato, one on a scoop and one in a cone, surrounded by squares of dark chocolate and a bowl of cocoa.

Dark Chocolate Gelato

Sweet, but not too sweet, and chocolatey (extra chocolatey, actually) gelato is smooth, silky, and rich. This sweet treat is for real chocolate lovers.

A large rectangular key lime pie cut into sixths, covered with whipping cream and slices of lime, covered with lime zest and sliced limes next to it.

Key Lime Rum Tart

A tangy and creamy dessert that gets a bit of an edge from rum and piles of whipped cream on top. A graham cracker crust never hurt, either.

A white plate with four long slices of banana, covered in melted sugar and rum sauce, with a scoop of ice cream and a spoon.

Bananas Foster

We bet you’ve always wanted to try your hand at this lush dessert, if you haven’t already. It might even be easier to pull off than you think.

A glass bowl partially filled with Thai chili jam and a spoon on the side.

Thai Chili Jam

A lovely jar of sweet, funky heat for those of you who love anything with a little extra kick. Add a little (or a lot, you spice fanatics) to anything you fancy.