Jennifer Piercy, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Jennifer Piercy has tested.

Pieces of chicken Marbella, topped with plums and herbs, with olives scattered around, on a white platter.

Chicken Marbella

One of the Silver Palate’s most cherished recipes, this has been a mainstay in the dinner rotation of home cooks for decades. Perhaps it’s time you give it a try.

Two martini glasses filled with spruce needle vodka with a spruce sprig floating in each glass.

Spruce Needle Vodka

Last-minute gift, anyone? Repurpose your Christmas tree by infusing vodka with a sprig or three. A celebratory and cinch of a project that extends the Christmas spirit–and spirits.

A loaf of no-knead Cheddar-chiles bread on a kitchen towel on a wire rack with two slices cut from it and knife resting beside it.

No-Knead Cheddar Chiles Bread

Dense and savory, this bread recipe is shot through with cheddar cheese and plenty of green chiles for an inspired loaf of amazingness, New Mexico style.

A cast iron skillet filled with baked macaroni and cheese

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

This toss-it-together-and-shove-it-in-the-oven casserole is exactly what macaroni and cheese ought to be—easy, cheesy, crumb-topped, and knee-wobblingly indulgent.

A round of red pepper cheesecake, topped with apricot jam and surrounded by crackers.

Red Pepper Cheesecake

This savory cheesecake is much, much more than just another cheese course. It’s a darn near soul-satiating beginning or ending to your next dinner party.

A sheet pan with an onion thyme tart on it, covered with cooked onions, thyme on a puff pastry crust

Onion Thyme Tart

“Delicate.” “Flaky.” “Perfect.” “I could not stop eating it!” That’s what folks are saying about this hors d’oeuvre that’s a cinch to make—and devour.

A plate of zucchini slaw two ways with strips of zucchini, yellow summer squash, bell pepper and two dressings

Zucchini Slaw Two Ways

Never give zucchini away again with these equally tempting yet uniquely different slaws. You get to choose—rich and creamy or tart and sweet.

Open waxed paper bag with popcorn and maple bacon bits spilling out

Popcorn with Bacon Fat, Bacon, and Maple Syrup

Wicked. Sinful. Indulgent. Those are just a few of the words being bandied about by folks who’ve succumbed to this crack-like concoction. What better to do than make some and settle in with Netflix?

A person carrying a decorative blue and white serving platter loaded with five-spice grilled pork chops.

Five-Spice Grilled Pork Chops

Only subtly spicy, these pork chops take on an air of intrigue with their warming and evocative aroma and taste. Certain to spark conversation, if not seconds.

Cauliflower-Bacon Gratin

Cauliflower-Bacon Gratin

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.