Jenny Latreille, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Jenny Latreille has tested.

Jenny Latreille

Growing up in Northern Ontario, Jenny was always curious about the food that wasn’t available in her small and insular hometown. As the city expanded, so did her desire to taste everything and learn all she could about cultures around the world. 40 something years later, Jenny has amassed an enormous, and sometimes unwieldy, collection of spices and recipes for making many of the regional cuisines she has discovered. This hunger for cultural knowledge also led to an education in literature and linguistics, with a Master’s Degree in Globalization and Culture.

While Jenny didn’t grow up in a family with many deep food-related traditions, she has spent the last 10 years slowly teasing the secrets of perfect pastry out of her mum. In her life outside of spice obsession, Jenny works as a silversmith and textile designer, working specifically with natural indigo and reclaimed materials. She lives in an indoor urban jungle with a pack of cats known as The Adorables.

A grey plate filled with jalapeño popper halves and a bowl of white dip on the side.

Air Fryer Jalapeño Poppers

Everyone’s favorite spicy, creamy, cheesy, crispy finger food, conveniently made in the air fryer. Perfect for Super Bowl or any time a snack craving hits.

Nine roast lemon chicken thighs in a round Dutch oven with lemon slices tucked between them.

Roasted Lemon Chicken Thighs

In this simple one-pot supper, chicken thighs are bathed in a sauce that’s informed, though not overwhelmed, by lemon. Warning: You’re gonna wanna spoon that sauce onto everything.

No-Churn Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream

No-Churn Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream

We can’t get enough of this creamy, nutty no-churn ice cream that’s dotted with mini peanut butter cups. We’re willing to bet you’ll feel the same way about it.

A fried boneless chicken thigh drizzle with honey on a white plate with a fork next to it.

Fried Boneless Chicken Thighs

For years, Egg Shop’s fried chicken has been the talk of New York City. It’s crunchy, juicy, salty, spicy, honey-drizzled fried chicken amazingness. And here’s how you can make it.

A large chocolate chip skillet cookie topped with ice cream with four spoons resting inside.

Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

A ginormous, warm, gooey, chocolatey cookie baked in a single skillet so there’s no waiting for batch after batch to come out of the oven.

Several Swedish cardamom buns cooling on a wire rack.

Swedish Cardamom Buns

The hardest part about making these delightful Swedish pastries is choosing which combination of butter filling and sweet glaze you want.

Cake stand with 7 frosted coconut cupcakes, four unfrosted cupcakes on the table, and a bowl of frosting.

Coconut Cupcakes

Kids can’t resist these sweet little somethings. That includes the kid in all of us.

Two slices of New York style pizza on paper plates with a cheese shaker and napkins beside the pizza.

New York Style Pizza

Simple. Modest. Perfectly proportioned. And just like you’ll find in Manhattan. Swear. And a family project that’s just time-consuming enough to distract but not so tedious as to deter.

Three Champagne cocktails with a Champagne cork an a plate of sugar cubes beside the drinks.

Champagne Cocktail

The quintessential something to sip at an elegant soirée, a large party, or just because it’s a random Tuesday night.

Peanut butter sandwich cookies stacked on a plate, the top one is without its top cookie. A glass of milk is in the background.

Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

These peanut butter cookies are filled with a creamy milk chocolate filling for a taste that takes you back to childhood. The cookies are easy to make and can be filled later.

A large metal plate with a circle of tahdig, with a spoon and a serving missing.

Tahdig

Flipping out a perfectly golden, crisp, and intact tahdig is one of the greatest kitchen tricks you’ll ever perform. And just wait until you taste it.

A slice of classic carrot cake--two carrot cake layers filled and frosted with cream cheese frosting; on top are crushed walnuts.

Carrot Cake

“This was beyond the best carrot cake I have ever had.” That’s what we’re hearing about this cake, which ingeniously relies on puréed, rather than grated, carrots.

A wooden cutting board piled with quesadilla quarters, topped with sour cream, guacamole, and cilantro.

Cajun-Inspired Steak Quesadillas

Quesadillas are something that nearly everybody loves–crispy, melty, and filled with sweetly spiced steak. Don’t just take our word for it, eat some!

White barn board with a green bowl filled with ice and frozen berries, and 4 deep red raspberry hard seltzer popsicles lying on top, garnished with fresh mint leaves.

Hard Seltzer Popsicles

A fruity, lightly boozy, ice pop for those sweltering summer afternoons. Try a variety of flavors while the sun still shines and you’re looking to chill.

A cut sheet pan taco bake in a rimmed sheet pan topped with pico de gallo and sour cream.

Sheet Pan Taco Bake

Taco meets casserole in this clever and crowd-pleasing approach to perfectly seasoned tacos.

2 chicken gyros filled with romaine, chicken, tomatoes, red onion, pepperoncinis, and tzatziki, with a bowl of tzatziki next to it.

Chicken Gyros

A Mediterranean classic that’s healthy as can be although you’d never guess it from the indulgent taste.

A blue skillet with paper towel and a pile of breaded, deep-fried cauliflower. A bowl of dip in the background.

Popcorn Cauliflower Bites

A terrific snack, appie, or side dish, that nearly everyone will devour. Crispy fried vegetables dipped in your choice of sauce? Yes, please!