La Rhonda E., Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes La Rhonda E. has tested.

Individual servings of vanilla buttermilk cake with white frosting on pink plates.

Vanilla Buttermilk Cake

Trust us when we tell you this cake is about as unfussy as it gets. An hour from start to finish, no tricky ingredients and a taste reminiscent of an old-school boxed cake mix.

A California breakfast quesadilla, cut into eight wedges on a plate with a bottle of hot sauce on the side.

California Breakfast Quesadilla

No matter when you wake up, sumptuously stuffed quesadillas will be your go-to. Add anything you like, extra cheese, jalapeños, pickled onions. Most important meal, indeed.

Five rye bagels with assorted toppings on them.

Rye Bagels

Bagels from scratch? It’s easier than you might think and a heck of a lot more rewarding than you’d ever imagine. The proof is in these chewy rye lovelies.

Eight pan-fried chicken tenders piled on paper towels on a plate.

Pan-Fried Chicken Tenders

Nearly everybody, no matter their age, loves chicken tenders. Crisp, golden, and gently spiced, your whole family will devour them.

Three slices of classic French toast on a white plate with a pat of butter on top and a fork on the side.

Classic French Toast

This classic manner of putting stale bread to good use seems like anything but penance in this rightfully indulgent take.

Two plates of beer-brined bbq chicken, shredded cabbage, and artisan bread, with a small bowl of dip between them.

Beer-Brined BBQ Chicken

A relatively quick and unconventional brine that ensures a surprising amount of juiciness and a surprise sauce that brings ample flavor.

A glass punch bowl partially filled with maybelle punch and orange peel garnish, and two coupe glasses alongside, one filled and one empty.

Maybelle Punch

This classic melds the warming potency of Cognac with a little sweet and some gingery heat. All perfectly balanced. For when you need more than just a sip or two.

Pieces of sliced chicken with teriyaki sauce in a pewter bowl.

Chicken with Teriyaki Sauce

Real-deal teriyaki sauce that’s not from a bottle, relies on just four ingredients, can easily be committed to memory, and takes just minutes to make. You’re welcome.