Gingerbread pancakes, a perfect holiday treat, are filled with warm spices, including ginger. Gingerbread pancakes are a unique weekend breakfast.
Jenna Helwig, Recipe Tester
A list of all the recipes Jenna Helwig has tested.
This cauliflower gratin recipe from Dorie Greenspan is French comfort food, yet it wouldn’t be out of place on a distinctly American Thanksgiving table.
Mediterranean Eggplant Wraps
These eggplant wraps are a cinch to make. Roasted eggplant, goat cheese, and basil make pretty nifty appetizers or a full-on lunch.
A luxurious and super simple dessert with a subtle sweetness and a lovely tanginess. Perfect for those extra soft berries.
Barbecue Pork Burgers
A weeknight-friendly riff on slow-roasted pulled pork that juxtaposes tangy bbq sauce, succulent pork, and old-fashioned slaw, all in a jiffy.
Sautéed Bacon, Mushrooms, and Lentils
It may seem criminal to bathe the walloping nutrition of lentils and mushrooms in anything but wholesomeness, but there’s something to be said for quality of life. Hello, bacon!
Asparagus and Asiago Gratin
Our easy and elegant solution when you buy not-quite-spring spears of asparagus from the grocery store? Just add cheese and butter and bread crumbs.
Grilled Flank Steak with Chile Rub
If you can master this über basic recipe, you can grill a steak waaaaay better than any of your friends. Promise.
Mini Quiche for One
Quiche for one? It sounds a lot more ambitious than it actually is. It’s truly a cinch to make. So go on. Love yourself a little. Or a lot.
Open-Face Egg Salad Sandwich
We know. You already have an egg salad sandwich recipe. But trust us, it’s nothing like this one, which is whoppingly old school in taste, blissfully healthful in every other way.
Close your eyes and we swear you’d never guess this sweet, banana-y smoothie is suffused with good-for-you greens.
Who knew that making your own crackers could be so easy?! This dough is a cinch to work with although the results disappear rather frighteningly quickly when there’s wine involved.
Mint. Muddled. Mine. When we’ve got this gin-based mojito on our minds, those are about the only words we can muster. Well, maybe add “More.”
And, on the eighth day, there was gianduia (zhahn-doo-yah). Namely, hazelnuts harmoniously cozying up to chocolate. Aka Nutella. And the world has been a more glorious place ever since.
Salt-Baked Red Snapper ~ Lubina a la Sel
Bury a whole snapper in a heap of wet salt. Shove it in the oven. Then forget about it. Your reward for so little effort? The sweetest, most tender fish you’ll ever experience.
Baked Asparagus with Parmesan and Balsamic Vinegar
These spring spears, buried beneath a behemoth of Parmesan, is making converts of even the most reticent veggie eaters.
Plump pork chops are pounded into satisfying submission (whack! whack! whack!) before being breaded and gently sautéed to perfection.
Vietnamese Iced Coffee ~ Ca Phe Sua Da
A simple, satiating, summery Vietnamese tradition known as ca phe sua da, this seductive classic is simply coffee, ice, and sweet, sweet, sweetened condensed milk. Here’s how to succumb at home.
Fregola Salad with Citrus and Red Onion
Fregola is a toasted semolina pasta with a nutty flavor that’s very popular in Sardinia. This salad includes orange, grapefruit, onion, and herbs.
Peanut Butter Sandies
New York Times’ reporter Julia Moskin divulges the recipe for City Bakery’s Peanut Butter Sandies. You’re welcome.