Mary Daros, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Mary Daros has tested.

A flourless chocolate chile cake cut into 8 wedges with one slice missing on a piece of parchment paper.

Flourless Chocolate Chile Cake

A subtle heat coupled with the richness of chocolate make this a failproof way to woo friends and family. Gluten-free, too, though no one will notice anything’s missing.

  • (3)
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 8
Cubes of homemade marshmallows on a white surface with a chef's knife lying beside.

Homemade Marshmallows

Once you taste homemade marshmallows, there’s no going back to those bags of white, spongy, chemically, jet-puffed things. Quicker and easier than you think and made from stuff you already have on hand.

  • (2)
  • 50 M
  • 3 H
  • 3
Squares of chocolate chip brownies on a white marble surface.

Chocolate Chip Brownies

Slightly sweet, fudgy, and full of bittersweet chocolatey goodness. Certain to satisfy both the kid and the grown-up in you.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 3 H, 20 M
  • 0
A metal scoop filled with maple caramel corn.

Maple Caramel Corn

No need to ever reach for that boxed or bagged popcorn. And the recipe itself is better than any Cracker Jack prize.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
A panettone studded with dried fruit on a silver platter with a couple of wedges cut from it.

Panettone

Panettone, which makes its traditional Italian Christmas appearance, is gussied up here with any dried fruit you fancy. An ever so slight twist on a classic.

  • (1)
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 5 H
  • 2
Korean-style sloppy joes made with shredded beef, topped with pickled red onion on a hamburger bun resting on a piece of parchment.

Korean-Style Sloppy Joes

Gochujang-spiced shredded beef topped with tangy pickled red onions. Easily one of the best things we’ve eaten in recent memory.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H
  • 4 H, 30 M
  • 0
A metal container filled with tart lemon sorbet and a metal ice cream scoop resting inside.

Tart Lemon Sorbet

True to its name, this tart lemon sorbet is lip-puckeringly sour and exceptionally refreshing. Finally, something to tuck in the freezer for you that’s safe from the kids pillaging it.

  • (2)
  • 30 M
  • 5 H
  • 7