Jennifer Mallock, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Jennifer Mallock has tested.

Self-proclaimed “lover of all things food,” Jennifer Mallock grew up in Michigan surrounded by people that helped nurture her culinary curiosity. Whether she was learning to make tortillas from scratch at her neighbor’s house or paczki at the local bakery, she has been copying recipes and absorbing tasty knowledge since an early age. 

Her insatiable desire to cook new recipes has led her to become a “collector of recipes to try.”  She can often be found perusing stacks of recipes she’s printed and her sticky-note filled cookbooks.  Over the years, her interests have expanded to include recipe testing, food photography, and food history. Jennifer lives in Chicago with her husband, is an avid cookbook collector, and happily admits that she’d rather shop for spices than shoes any day!

A platter of Mediterranean nachos topped with yogurt, hummus, cucumbers, tomatoes, olives, feta, and chickpeas on a wooden platter

Mediterranean Nachos

We bet you never thought you’d hear the words healthy and nachos in the same sentence. But these Greek-style nachos, topped with yogurt, hummus, and veggies are exactly that.

A citrus fennel salad assembled on a white and blue serving platter, topped with fresh herbs.

Citrus Fennel Salad

This refreshing jumble of citrus, fennel, arugula, onion, and fresh herbs tossed in a citrus vinaigrette is like springtime on a plate.

A bowl of creamy pork and egg noodles

Creamy Pork and Egg Noodles

This umami-rich bowl of creamy comfort requires only one pan, is on the table in just 40 minutes, and utilizes a genius hack for creating a stroganoff-esque sauce.

Masala smashed potatoes on a white plate, drizzled with cilantro yogurt and garnished with cilantro leaves.

Masala Smashed Potatoes

A sweet little side dish that combines crispy smashed potatoes with the intoxicating flavors of Indian spices. And that cilantro yogurt? Outstanding!

A cast-iron pan filled with koftinka meatballs on a white background.

Koftinka ~ Bite-Size Meatballs

Our scientific theory is that bite-sized food just tastes better. Maybe it’s because you’re just happier when you eat it. These baby meatballs are proof.

Close-up looking into a mason jar full of pickled green beans and pickling liquid, with a fork.

Dilly Beans

Extraordinarily easy and exceptionally tasty dilly beans are within your grasp. Seriously. They’re tangy, crisp, and outrageously good.