Jill R., Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Jill R. has tested.

A wire rack on a piece of parchment, with 3 croquettes madame muffins sitting on top.

Croque Madame Muffins

A nifty little ooh- and aah-inducing riff on the classic croque madame that’s perfect to assemble ahead of time for big batch brunches.

A maple oat waffles lying on a white plate with a fork and syrup in all the pockets.

Maple Oat Waffles

Nutty, hearty, and ever so slightly sweet waffles that do as much for your happiness as they do for your health.

A white bowl filled with smoky gazpacho drizzled with extra-virgin olive oil, and a spoon resting inside the bowl.

Smoky Gazpacho

Sometimes a little unexpected tweak to tradition isn’t a bad thing. Nope. Not a bad thing at all…

A white oval plate filled with pot stickers, a pair of chopsticks, and dipping sauce.

Pot Stickers ~ Guotie

What’s that you ask? When’s an appropriate time to serve pot stickers? We honestly can’t think of a time that’s not appropriate.

A red Dutch oven filled with beer-braised chicken with root vegetables on a wooden surface.

Beer-Braised Chicken Thighs

Chicken thighs are coaxed to incredible taste and tenderness in this stew that sneaks in root vegetables bathed in beer. Simple to make. Complex in taste. Unforgettable all around.

Two glasses of green smoothie, one of them tipped over and spilled with two spinach leaves beside it.

Green Smoothie

Close your eyes and we swear you’d never guess this sweet, banana-y smoothie is suffused with good-for-you greens.

A pistachio lover's pound cake on a wooden cutting board with a mesh bag of pistachios beside it.

Pistachio Pound Cake

Not too sweet and not too dense, this honeyed pistachio pound cake is just right—and just large enough to share.

A lobster roll on a toasted split bun, stuffed with lobster in a creamy mayo and lemon dressing with some potato chips on the side.

Lobster Roll

A toasted bun cradling sweet-as-can-be lobster swaddled in mayo. Just like what you’ll find along the winding highways and byways of coastal Maine.

A rack of slow cooker ribs on a cutting board with four single ribs cut off.

Slow Cooker Ribs

All the scintillating, fall-off-the-bone magnificence of smoked ribs. None of the standing outside in the snow or sleet to tend your grill or smoker.

Cold Fusion Fries

Easy French Fries

For those of us who dread cleaning up the kitchen, this innovative lazy man’s approach for homemade french fries is a godsend. It’s also darn good.

A grey plate half-filled with mac and cheese canapes, with a few resting beside the plate

Mac and Cheese Canapés

Fancy schmancy mac and cheese canapés? Why not? Plop these lovelies on a silver platter alongside flutes of Champagne or tuck them into a lunch box.

A whole roast turkey on an oval serving platter with cranberries, fresh herbs, and orange slices tucked around it.

Simple Roast Turkey

The operative word in this turkey recipe is simple. Although that word doesn’t convey how crisp-skinned, monstrously moist, sigh-inducingly tender, and really quite quick this turkey also is.

A pitcher and two glasses of limeade on a colorful platter with a linen napkin on the side.

Limeade

More tart than sweet is what you’ll find this perfectly puckery little limeade to be. And that’s exactly the way it was always intended to be.

A fried egg sandwich cut in half on a white and blue plate with the knife resting in front.

Fried Egg Sandwich

Bread. Cheese. Egg. Hot sauce. Five bucks says you’ve got the makings for this easy and oozy sandwich waiting in your kitchen.

A white tray filled with Swedish meatballs--a combination of veal, pork, and beef--filled with cranberry sauce and topped with a white cream sauce

Swedish Meatballs

“Delicious.” “Simple.” “Beautiful.” “Easy.” That’s what our testers are saying about this Swedish meatballs recipe.

Vanilla Milkshake

Vanilla Milkshake

Cold, creamy, and eminently slurpable, just like the vanilla milkshakes mom used to make. In other words, perfect in all ways.

Refrigerator Jam

Refrigerator Jam

This won’t bring you the satisfaction of a proper preserving project that’ll last the year. But it will bring you instant gratification.