Mardi Michels, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Mardi Michels has tested.

A rack of six golden brown and puffy Yorkshire pudding

Yorkshire Pudding

Perfectly browned on the outside and soft, moist, and buttery on the inside and perfect through and through for soaking up those savory pan juices from a roast. Effortless and timeless Christmas elegance.

  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 13
A square white platter with fruitcake brownies--filled with dried fruit, chocolate, and rum

Fruitcake Brownies

Fruitcake brownies? Yup. But not those lurid dried fruits of your childhood. Think dried figs, cranberries, cherries made tipsy with rum or brandy and baked into a brownie pan. Ridiculously inventive.

  • 25 M
  • 1 D, 1 H
  • 8
Candied Pecans

Candied Pecans

“Irresistible.” “The perfect combination of sweet, salt, spice, and crunch.” “We. Can. NOT. Stop. Eating. Them.” “Absolutely perfect.” That’s what we’re hearing about these candied pecans.

  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 22
A cast-iron pot filled with pan-fried green beans tossed with garlic and butter

Pan-Fried Green Beans

Simple yet spectacular green beans thanks to the perfect technique from Alain Ducasse.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 20 M
  • 0
Two plates of shredded, shaved Brussel sprouts, topped with toasted pine nuts, green olives, bread, and more pine nuts nearby

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad

Sufficiently stunning enough to convert even the staunchest sprout haters with its sprightly citrus smack. Swear.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
A yellow pot with 3-ingredient macaroni and cheese--elbow macaroni, cream, Cheddar cheese

3 Ingredient Macaroni and Cheese

Mac and cheese doesn’t get any easier than this 3 ingredient macaroni and cheese that’s done in 20 minutes. Kids! Dinner!

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 20 M
  • 0
An Asian grilled flank steak, with several medium rare sliced cut from it, the outside crisscrossed with grill marks--on a plate

Asian Grilled Flank Steak

A cinch to make, this steak requires just a quick dunk in a marinade made from ingredients you already have on hand. Then it’s slapped on the grill. Dinner, anyone?

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 45 M
  • 0
Two white plates of frisee salad with bacon and egg, croutons, and a dressing, glasses and fork and knife nearby

Frisée with Bacon and Egg

Take a cue from Paris bistros and let this simple yet spectacular salad be a staple on your home menu. Curly bitter greens. A classic vinaigrette. Homemade croutons. Bacon. Hard-boiled eggs. Satiating enough for supper. Light enough for lunch.

  • Quick Glance
  • 35 M
  • 35 M
  • 0
A tray of chicken thighs in a balsamic barbecue sauce, corn on the cob, glasses of beer, forks, and plates

Chicken Thighs with Balsamic Barbecue Sauce

Come for the chicken. Stay for the sauce. It’s kid friendly. Pantry friendly. Gloriously tangy. And wonderfully quick and easy to toss together, even on the most hectic of weeknights.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 50 M
  • 0