Jan C., Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Jan C. has tested.

A gold-rimmed white plate topped with a serving of walnut parsley pesto pasta.

Walnut Parsley Pesto Pasta

Fast, easy, inexpensive, and you probably have all the ingredients at home. Did we mention delicious?

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  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 0
A glass bowl filled with Campari sorbet on a white marble countertop.

Campari Sorbet

Sweet and tart and sophisticated and stunning and almost too pretty to eat. Almost.

  • (2)
  • 15 M
  • 2 H, 40 M
  • 4
A black plate topped with angel hair pasta with lemon bread crumbs and a fork and a squeezed half lemon rests beside the plate.

Angel Hair Pasta with Lemon and Bread Crumbs

Hello, weeknight supper scrounged from the pantry. And with no compromise whatsoever in terms of taste. We’re actually hearing this reminds folks of something they’d order at a cafe in SoHo.

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  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 0
Five cranberry scones with two drizzled with white chocolate glaze on a parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet.

Cranberry Scones

Got leftover cranberries? Then you’ve got the fixings for these incredible scones that are balance tart berries with creamy white chocolate and knee-wobblingly flaky pastry.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 2
A small bowl of lemon wedges and two white bowls of deep purple summer borscht with a dollop or sour cream and sprinkling of chives in each.

Summer Borscht

An easy and elegant version of the traditional Russian winter soup that’s refreshing (and healthy) as heck.

  • (2)
  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 6
A small reck crock of easy chicken liver pate, nearby a baguette and and a hunk of bread smeared with pate

Easy Chicken Liver Pâté

Satiny smooth and ridiculously rich, this elegant spread is begging to be schmeared on rustic white bread and accompanied by a glass of riesling, whether as an impressive hors d’oeuvres or a simple winter supper.

  • (2)
  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 6
Two oval gratin dishes filled with braised endive gratin topped with bubbly browned cheese and breadcrumbs

Belgian Endive Gratin

If you’ve been limiting your endive game to crudité platters and cute appetizers, prepare to be astonished.

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  • 40 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 2
Several cranberry pistachio biscotti cookies tied together with raffia

Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

Cranberries add a chewy, sweet-tartness and pistachios bring a buttery tasting richness to these biscotti, making them a must-make for Christmas.

  • (4)
  • 1 H
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 12
Two plates of shredded, shaved Brussel sprouts, topped with toasted pine nuts, green olives, bread, and more pine nuts nearby

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad

Sufficiently stunning enough to convert even the staunchest sprout haters with its sprightly citrus smack. Swear.

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  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
A pan lined with parchment paper containing sliced roasted beets, chunks of feta cheese, a dressing, and a spoon

Roasted Beets with Feta

Earthy beets. Salty cheese. There’s something stunning about the contrast between the two. Tasting is believing.

  • (1)
  • 15 M
  • 2 H, 15 M
  • 2