Holly Z., Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Holly Z. has tested.

Six heart Linzer cookies being dusted with confectioners' sugar

Linzer Heart Cookies

Baking a batch of these hazelnut-inflected, raspberry-jamwiched linzers is nothing if not a testament to your heart most definitely being in the right place.

  • 30 M
  • 3 H
  • 2
A New York–style cheesecake in a springform pan on a wire rack with a dirty bowl, spoon, spatula, and paddle attachment lying beside it.

New York–Style Cheesecake

How do you define a true New York-style cheesecake? A sweetly crunchy graham cracker crust cushioning a rich, creamy, moan-inducing filling with a slightly lemony lilt. In other words, this recipe.

  • 20 M
  • 2 H
  • 42
One glass dish of orange flan on a lace tablecloth

Spanish Orange Flan

Made from just three ingredients, this classic flan is ridiculously easy to toss together. A tangy, rich, creamy coda to a luxe dinner or a simple brunch.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 9 H
  • 2
Two whole chickens and whole garlic heads in a cast iron pan

Skillet Roast Chicken

This sassy roast chicken gets its moist meat and ultra-crisp skin from the two-step process of searing it in a skillet then sliding the whole thing in the oven. Simplicity.

  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 1
Squiggles of melted chocolate on a piece of parchment with a piping bag lying beside.

How To Decorate With Melted Chocolate

We explain how to make and use chocolate for piping and drizzling and decorating with letters and squiggles on cakes and cookies and whatever you fancy.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
Cinnamon Pecan Blondies

Cinnamon Pecan Blondies

Chewy, buttery, and teeming with toffee flavor, these are a sophisticated take on those made-from-a-box blondies you scarfed down with your carton of milk in the school cafeteria.

  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 45