Heather Nelson, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Heather Nelson has tested.

A highball filled with a long margarita, ice, a lime wedge, and a dish of chili salt for rimming on the side

Long Margarita

A variation on our favorite Mexican cocktail, this long margarita includes tequila, Cointreau, and lime soda.

A chocolate stout cake topped with brown butter cream cheese frosting on a green plate with a green mug in the background.

Chocolate Stout Cake

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day (or any day) with this Guinness-infused chocolate cake that’s smothered in swirls of browned butter cream cheese frosting.

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.