Judith Peres, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Judith Peres has tested.

A slice of peach cream tart garnished with a mint sprig on a white plate with a fork, and a glass of milk in the background.

Peach Cream Tart

In this Paula Deen tart, a shortbread cookie crust cradles a sweet sour-cream custard and peach slices. A spell in the oven makes everything irresistibly golden.

A fancy Bundt Kentucky bourbon cake on a silver platter.

Kentucky Bourbon Cake

This Southern classic is like a pound cake given its decadent amount of butter and its tender crumb. But oh, baby, wait’ll you taste the bourbon glaze.

A punch bowl and several glasses filled with strawberry sangria, whole strawberries, and orange wheels.

Strawberry Sangria

Anyone else ready for another weekend? If so, we’ve got an especially seasonal riff on the sultry Spanish sipper that’ll get everyone in the mood…for what, you tell us.

Blue and white bowl filled with Muhammara, or red pepper walnut spread with a spoon in it

Muhammara ~ Red Pepper-Walnut Spread

Though not as well known stateside as hummus or baba ghanoush, this Mediterranean classic is equally enticing. Let us introduce you to its subtly smoky and sweetly tangy awesomeness.

A diner-style dispenser half-filled with blueberry syrup.

Blueberry Syrup

Brings back memories of that sticky, cloyingly sweet blueberry syrup from breakfasts at the diner as a child. Yet recreates it with so much more class.

A browned fennel potato gratin, garnished with rosemary in an oval casserole dish with handles and a glass of white wine on either side of the dish.

Fennel Potato Gratin

“Oh my God.” “This may be the best potato gratin I have ever made.” “Easy to make and oh so creamy.” That’s what we’re hearing about this simple yet splurge-worthy side dish.

A panettone studded with dried fruit on a silver platter with a couple of wedges cut from it.

Panettone

Panettone, which makes its traditional Italian Christmas appearance, is gussied up here with any dried fruit you fancy. An ever so slight twist on a classic.

A glass bowl of homemade cocktail sauce with a spoon resting inside and bottles of chili sauce, hot sauce, and Worcestershire sauce in the background.

Homemade Cocktail Sauce

Everyone needs a homemade cocktail sauce for shrimp that’s spicy with a wallop of horseradish and chili sauce. Just as God intended.