Jeanie McCallister, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Jeanie McCallister has tested.

Perfect Baked Bacon

Baked Bacon

A ridiculously easy way to cook bacon for a crowd. No fuss. No standing at the stovetop. No spatters.

  • 5 M
  • 25 M
  • 46
Cup of tea with a molasses spice cookie on the saucer, more cookies in a pile and on a wire rack

Molasses Spice Cookies

Not your ordinary molasses spice cookies, these owe their nice hit of savory to a hit of black pepper. Once you’ve tried these, you may never go back.

  • Quick Glance
  • 35 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 0
Carrot Ginger Soup

Carrot Ginger Soup

Easy, healthy, scrumptious, simple, vegan, and done in an hour.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
A nonstick skillet filled with scrambled eggs topped with chopped chives

Scrambled Eggs

Scrambled eggs. They may seem so simple as to defy a recipe. And yet sometimes a precise technique makes all the difference. Here’s how to make the best budget breakfast, lunch, dinner, midnight nosh ever.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 0
Squares of blondies with chocolate chips on parchment paper on a marble slab

Nancy Drew Blondies

Who knew the famous young detective baked blondies?! But not just any blondies. These blondies. The best blondies. Full of butterscotch goodness.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 45 M
  • 20
A vanilla pound cake with a lemon glaze cut into 8 slices

Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Everything you can imagine: delicious with a dense, tight, moist crumb and a puckery lemon glaze that’s the perfect foil to all that richness.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 8
Chocolate ganache being poured over a chocolate Bundt cake that is on a wire stand

Chocolate Bundt Cake

Chocolate Bundt cake is a homemade paean to the chocolate cakes of yesteryear but with a contemporary dark chocolate oomph that we think turns tradition upside down in the best possible way.

  • Quick Glance
  • 50 M
  • 2 H
  • 0
Three crockery bowls filled with cooked shrimp in smoked paprika oil

Shrimp With Smoked Paprika

Succulent shrimp swimming in a smoked-paprika-and-garlic olive oil bath. Call it a spa for crustaceans.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 15 M
  • 0
Pumpkin Meringue Pie

Pumpkin Meringue Pie

At long last, a slice of pumpkin pie can be considered complete in and of itself—no dollop of whipped cream required. Pumpkin and meringue. So happy together.

  • 25 M
  • 3 H, 15 M
  • 12
Pear Tarte Tatin

Pear Tarte Tatin

Pear tarte tatin is an easy riff on classic apple tarte tatin with caramelized autumn fruit atop buttery pastry. Um, yum.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 2
Green Bean and Cherry Tomato Salad

Green Bean and Cherry Tomato Salad

This green bean and cherry tomato salad is an easy, healthy side dish. We know kids that have gone back for not just seconds but thirds. Boom.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 20 M
  • 0
Roasted Broccoli, Butter, Soy Sauce

Roasted Broccoli with Soy Sauce

A simple, quick, easy, cheap side that’s making kids as well as adults demand seconds. Yes, seconds. Of broccoli. You’re welcome.

  • 20 M
  • 40 M
  • 2
Homemade Dish Soap

Homemade Dish Soap

This natural alternative to fancy liquid dish soap is inexpensive, effective, and gentle on hands. Doesn’t get much more practical than that.