Jennifer V., Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Jennifer V. has tested.

An oval platter topped with a tangle of spaghetti and raw tomatoes with a fork and spoon resting in the pasta.

Spaghetti with Raw Tomatoes

Summer at its simplest, not to mention it’s most splendid, seeing as how five minutes of effort yields a meal that rivals round-trip tickets to Italy.

  • 20 M
  • 50 M
  • 33
A glass of Vietnamese iced coffee, made with layers of sweetened condensed milk, coffee, and ice cubes with a coffee drip over it.

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.

  • 5 M
  • 15 M
  • 28
A rimmed baking sheet with fish in parchment and a fish spatula resting beside it.

Fish in Parchment

Drama. Intrigue. Aroma. Ease. These, too, can be part of your weeknight routine with this simple, surprising tactic to cooking fish.

  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 3
A white bowl filled with spinach and arugula risotto on a grey linen napkin.

Spinach and Arugula Risotto

This risotto, straight from Rome, gets its flavor and color from spinach, arugula, and parsley. Its smoothness is a product of butter, cream, and cheese.

  • 45 M
  • 1 H
  • 2
A pitcher of Pimm's cup, with a half-filled glass and a vase of flowers on either side of it.

Pimm’s Cup for Wimbledon

A sprightly summer cocktail, this vibrant variant on a Pimm’s Cup is a wham bam grand slam of booze, orange, lemon, cucumber, mint, and lemon-lime soda.

  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 17
Burrata, Asparagus, Pine Nuts, and Raisins

Burrata with Asparagus

A ridiculously rich, unthinkably creamy kin to mozzarella, burrata brings understated bling to every little thing. Prepare to swoon.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
A sheet pan with n 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 casserole dish with five chicken thighs that have been oven-fried set on top a dish towel

Judy Hesser’s Oven-Fried Chicken

Mind-bogglingly crisp oven-fried chicken. And it couldn’t be easier to make. Just shake chicken thighs in a bag of seasoned flour, let it for an hour or so in the oven, and dinner is done.

  • 25 M
  • 2 H
  • 2
Three glass jars partially filled with pesto Genovese.

Pesto Genovese

A spoon-it-straight-from-the-jar-and-slather-it-on-everything sauce with the taste of tradition, the seduction of sophistication.

  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 39
Soft-Boiled Eggs and Toast

Soft-Boiled Eggs and Toast

Ideal for lazy weekends as well as harried weekdays, these soft-boiled eggs are cooked to perfection in less than five minutes. You’re welcome.

  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 33
Black Velvet

Black Velvet Cocktail

There’s a reason this effervescent mingling of stout and Champagne contains the word “velvet. It’s sooooo smooth and subtly sophisticated. Sip for yourself.

  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 8