Marilyn Canna, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Marilyn Canna has tested.

Three bottles of store bought Sriracha sauce.

Homemade Sriracha Sauce

The traditional and incendiary Thai condiment has incited quite the following. Here’s how to save yourself a trip to your local Asian market.

  • 5 M
  • 7 D
  • 56
A glass canning jar filled with bread and butter pickles, with pickling liquid being poured over.

Bread and Butter Pickles

We’ve no idea where the saying “in a pickle” comes from, but we’d love to find ourselves in a jar of these subtly sweet specimens.

  • 25 M
  • 3 H, 25 M
  • 2
Three glass jars partially filled with pesto Genovese.

Pesto Genovese

A spoon-it-straight-from-the-jar-and-slather-it-on-everything sauce with the taste of tradition, the seduction of sophistication.

  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 39
A pan with two handles filled with a Southern peach cobbler on a baking sheet

Southern Peach Cobbler

This Southern peach cobbler is going to bring back a lot of memories. We consider it Southern charm.

  • 10 M
  • 50 M
  • 12
Herb Stuffed Baked Salmon

Herb-Stuffed Baked Salmon

A superlatively sumptuous, stupendously simple side of salmon. No swimming upstream with this easy peasy yet impressive recipe.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 2
A braised lamb shank, and exposed bone, on mash potatoes, all on a white plate sitting on planks of wood

Braised Lamb Shanks in Pinot Noir

Lamb shanks are left to slowly burble in a lovely red wine until the meat is literally falling-off-the-bone tender. Our favorite winter pastime.

  • 40 M
  • 3 H, 40 M
  • 16
Squash Blossom Quesadillas

Squash Blossom Quesadillas

With one taste of these quesadillas, we sighed and said, “Okay, so THAT’S what you’re supposed to do with squash blossoms!”

  • 10 M
  • 25 M
  • 2
Butter Pecan Affogato

Butter Pecan Affogato

Straight from Venice by way of Charleston, this Southern belle cheats a little, usurping the role of vanilla gelato with butter pecan ice cream.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
Moroccan Spiced Salmon

Moroccan Spiced Salmon

Talk about come hither appeal! These stunning fillets have got that in spades thanks to a citrusy lilt and a beguiling blend of spices.

  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 11
Pieces of chicken fingers, a smear of ketchup and two toddler sized forks on a white sheet.

Chicken Fingers

No funnily named fillers. No mystery meat. Just chicken and cornflakes and little tykes clamoring for more.

  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 8
Four bowls filled with chopped chicken and vegetables all topped with golden crusts

Individual Chicken Pot Pies

These pot pies are the ultimate comfort food. Any why not? Creamy chicken and vegetable filling lies in wait beneath a thyme-infused buttery crust.

  • 2 H, 20 M
  • 4 H
  • 7