An obscenely easy, sweetly tart rhubarb crisp that you simply must experience at least once. (Although we doubt you’ll be able to stop at just once.)
Marilee Johnson, Recipe Tester
A list of all the recipes Marilee Johnson has tested.
White Bean and Chicken Chili
Stop your scoffing. This may not be conventional chili, but it’s no sissy imposter. It’s just a little subtler, soupier, and smokier.
Cacio e Pepe
This crazy satisfying, ridiculously cheap, pantry-minded dinner consists of just pasta, cheese, oil, salt, pepper, and a nifty technique.
Big Chewy Brownie Cookies
“Everything I love about brownies. The fudgy center. The crisp edges. And that wondrous crinkly top.” That’s what folks are saying about these.
Sometimes a little unexpected tweak to tradition isn’t a bad thing. Nope. Not a bad thing at all…
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
Sometimes it’s nice to just let your spoon sink into something that tastes pure as the driven snow. Indulgently rich, sigh-inducingly creamy, vanilla-enhanced snow.
If ever a drink symbolized an era, the bright pink, citric Cosmopolitan SCREAMS the 1990s and then into the present.
Peanut Butter, Jelly, and Potato Chip Sandwich
We’re giving you permission to lend a little more crunch and a lot more indulgence to the childhood classic.
Fancy Tuna Melt
A tuna melt is a tuna melt is a tuna melt, right? Uh, not exactly. This is a welcome departure from what we choked down as children.
Asparagus and Asiago Gratin
Our easy and elegant solution when you buy not-quite-spring spears of asparagus from the grocery store? Just add cheese and butter and bread crumbs.
Simple and stunning. That’s what we expect outta any side that we pull off the grill. These artichokes deliver all that—and then some.
Cuban Black Bean Soup
This Havana-style black bean soup is gonna surprise you with just how intensely flavored it is despite calling for inexpensive everyday ingredients.
Pasta Soup with Potatoes and Pancetta
This good old-fashioned soup has a frugal heartiness once needed by day laborers. And a satiating subtleness now appreciated by foodies.
Potatoes With Mexican Chorizo
Easy, authentic, and awesome any time of day, whether accompanied by steaming hot coffee in the morning or cold cerveza any (other) time of day. One of our recipes folks rave about most.
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Expect a slightly ginormous, squat, thin cookie that’s chewy in the center, crisp at the edges, and uncommonly good through and through.
Fettuccine with Scallops
Whether you need a no-fail romantic or celebratory dinner for two, here’s how to pull it off with ease and impressiveness.
Mint. Muddled. Mine. When we’ve got this gin-based mojito on our minds, those are about the only words we can muster. Well, maybe add “More.”
Tropical Fruit Popsicles
Remember making popsicles in paper cups as a kid? These taste just as compelling as the ones back in the day. But with no fake ingredients. And no fancy popsicle molds required.
Coffee Crusted Grilled Pork Chops
“Wow!” “Off-the-charts good!” “Divine.” “Amazingly juicy and tender.” “A definite keeper.” That’s what we’re hearing about these subtly and beguilingly spiced chops.
Spaghetti all’Aglio e Olio
This Italian classic is gonna bring ease to your everyday supper situation with its understated complexity and undeniable frugality.