Jennifer Piercy, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Jennifer Piercy has tested.

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.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 5 H, 25 M
  • 2
A cast iron skillet filled with baked macaroni and cheese

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

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

  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 42
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.

  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 5
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.

  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 16
Chicken Marbella

Chicken Marbella

Chicken Marbella, a sell-out at The Silver Palate, is quartered chicken flavored with vinegar, brown sugar, dried plums, olives, and herbs.

  • 25 M
  • 3 H
  • 7
Two martini glasses filled with spruce needle vodka with a spruce sprig floating in each glass.

Spruce Needle Vodka

Essentially vodka infused with a sprig from your Christmas tree, this celebratory cocktail both starts and stops conversations at parties. The perfect gift for the person who has everything.

  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 20
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.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 35 M
  • 3
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.

  • 50 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 16

Cheddar-Chive Gougeres

These wee cheese puffs are made with sharp Cheddar cheese and chives. For a little bit of spice and heat, dry mustard and cayenne pepper are mixed in.

  • 35 M
  • 1 H, 5 M
  • 6
A loaf of Cheddar and chiles bread, with two slices cut, on a wicker tray

No-Knead Cheddar-Chiles Bread

Dense and savory, this bread recipe is shot through with cheddar cheese and plenty of green chiles for a Mexican-inspired loaf. Great for sandwiches.

  • 30 M
  • 3 H, 45 M
  • 4