Janie P., Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Janie P. has tested.

Various filled puff pastry twists lying on a sheet of parchment paper.

Comté and Sesame Twists

The utterly French taste and sumptuousness of these fancy bébés will make every day feel like you’re walking along the Seine wearing a beret.

A white bowl filled with blueberry nectarine crisp with a scoop missing and a spoon laying beside it.

Nectarine and Blackberry Crisp

“Summery delicious,” “A wonderful summery dessert,” and “Perfection!” is what our testers had to say about this stunning fruit-filled crisp. We think so, too.

A large pot of pasta and chickpea soup, with a full white bowl next to it and a plate of shredded white parmesan.

Pasta e Ceci

In an hour, you can have a hearty, healthy, and incredibly tasty pot of this traditional Roman soup—or stew, if you prefer. Blended chickpeas get thick in an instant.

A blue plate topped with shrimp scampi with zucchini noodles.

Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles

A lightened-up version of shrimp scampi replaces butter-soaked noodles for olive-oil kissed zoodles. Don’t worry, it’s still got lots of garlicky shrimp.

A serving dish and bowl both filled with baked pasta with shrimp, feta, and tomatoes, with a fork on the side.

Baked Feta Pasta with Shrimp

That’s right—we made the famous TikTok tomato and feta pasta and adapted it to include shrimp because that’s how we roll. And it’s just as good as everyone says it is.

Two pieces of grilled lemongrass chicken on top of rice with scallion garnish on a blue plate.

Grilled Lemongrass Chicken

A make-at-home riff on the grilled chicken you may have experienced at Vietnamese restaurants. An astoundingly quick marinade infuses the chicken with flavor in no time.

Pieces of fruit crostata with crumb topping, each filled with different fruit, lined up next to each other on a marble surface.

Fruit Crostata with Crumb Topping

Streusel and a jammy filling of fresh fruits are a quick and lush summer dessert. Make it ahead for your next barbecue or for a Sunday brunch and use up whatever fruit you have on hand.

A dark chocolate cream pie partially covered with whipped cream and a knife and a bowl of whipped cream on the side.

Dark Chocolate Cream Pie

Not so cloyingly sweet than the chocolate cream pie of our childhood, this dark chocolate beauty is a spectacularly satisfying remake of a classic.