Martha T., Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Martha T. has tested.

Five irregular shaped cheddar biscuits with golden edges, on a wooden cutting board.

Cheddar Biscuits

“Lovely.” “Perfectly light, fluffy, and irresistibly good.” “Easy peasy!” “Wow. Just wow.” That’s what folks are saying about these biscuits.

A cup of easy caramel sauce on a saucer with a spoon resting on top.

Easy Caramel Sauce

This simple caramel sauce was made for weeknight cravings that desperately demand scooping something sweet by the spoonful.

A small batch of chocolate chip cookies on a baking sheet.

Small Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies

Happiness can be found in this recipe that ended our search for the perfect small-batch chocolate chip cookie. Insanely perfect for when you need—need, not want—just a dozen.

Two flutes filled with homemade sparkling juice topped with lemon twists on a marble surface.

Homemade Sparkling Juice

It ain’t no Champagne. And it ain’t supposed to be. Subtly nuanced and sparkling and with a slightly fancy feel for teetotalers of all ages.

A bowl of eggless chocolate chip cookie dough with a spoon resting in it.

Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Grab your spoons. Whether you crave sweetness or sustenance of a different sort, this simple childhood pleasure may at least bring you a little pleasure in the moment at hand.

Three coconut popsicles in a dish filled with ice.

Coconut Popsicles

We dubbed these lovelies “stealthy healthy” cuz they’re creamy, satiating, unadulterated loveliness would never lead you to believe they’re actually healthy.

A stack of easy gingerbread pancakes topped with bacon, maple syrup, and creme fraiche in a white bowl.

Easy Gingerbread Pancakes

This easy gingerbread pancakes recipe is easy to make with sugar, spice, lemon zest, and maple syrup with flavors that are welcome waaaaaaay beyond Christmas.

A tangle of tomato and tuna spaghetti on a white plate.

Tuna and Tomato Spaghetti

Good and cheap. That pretty much sums up this pantry supper made with stuff we suspect you already have on hand.

A white plate topped with classic madeleines.

French Madeleines

Who knew these buttery, airy, delicate little cakes were so simple to make…and so irresistibly delicious?! (Well, Proust, for one…)

A layer of toasted, spiced pumpkin seeds.

Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

“Super easy.” “Quite addictive.” “Divine.” That’s what folks are saying about these surprisingly seductive spiced pepitas made from the guts of your carved pumpkin.

A white bowl filled with spaghetti topped with bread crumbs and a chunk of pecorino beside the bowl.

Spaghetti with Bread Crumbs

Bet you’ve already got everything you need for this frugal pantry pasta. All you need now is 15 minutes to pull it together.

A glass of cold brew coffee with a French press and jar of cream in the background.

How To Make Cold Brew Coffee

The perfect cold brew coffee relies on exactly the right ratio of coffee grounds to water. And just a little patience. We can help you with the former.

A parchment-lined square pan of buttermilk cornbread cut into squares, with one square missing.

Buttermilk Cornbread

“Heavenly.” “The best cornbread we’ve ever had.” “Like eating cake.” “Stop me before I make another!” That’s what folks are saying about this unconventional cornbread.

A glass of cucumber gimlet with ice and cucumber slices.

Cucumber Gimlet

Made with gin, cucumber, simple syrup, and lime, this is simply a slight riff on a classic cocktail with a twist…or rather, a slice.

A chess pie with a homemade crust cut into four slices in an antique tin pie plate on top of a napkin

Chess Pie

If in the beginning there was pie, it was probably chess pie seeing as it comes together soooooo simply from pantry staples.

A wooden bowl filled with South Carolina slaw with a spoon beside it.

South Carolina Slaw

This may not seem like coleslaw to some given its lack of mayo. But its sweet tanginess is going to woo you like never before.

Martini glass filled with yellow Bee's Knees cocktail--honey, gin, and lemon--with a lemon twist

Bee’s Knees Cocktail

Made with honey syrup, the aptly named Bee’s Knees cocktail has its origin in Prohibition, back when simplicity and sweet reigned supreme.