MaryBeth Jirgal, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes MaryBeth Jirgal has tested.

A tangle of raw asparagus salad, pine nuts, and frisee on top of a green dressing.

Raw Asparagus Salad

Take advantage of the freshest, most tender spring stalks au naturel. Uncooked, lightly dressed with lemony yogurt, and very little else. Spring has sprung, indeed.

A sliced loaf of pain au fromage on a white linen cloth with a serrated knife resting beside the bread.

Pain au Fromage

A remarkable rustic loaf that’s cheese inflected and crusty yet tender and contains a little whole wheat flour (so it’s healthy!). Your sandwiches are gonna thank you.

A close view of cornmeal waffles overlapping each other.

Cornmeal Waffles

A different spin on waffles, these breakfast beauties from King Arthur Flour make an outstanding nosh thanks to the addition of cornmeal. Perfect with fried chicken, too.

A partially-eaten chocolate souffle in a round white ceramic dish.

Chocolate Soufflé

If you’ve been hesitant to make chocolate souffle out of fear, worry not. This easy version is guaranteed to reach lofty heights. A no-stress, high-stakes dessert. We show you how.

A loaf of pumpkin bread in a metal loaf pan.

Pumpkin Bread

A quick bread that pretty much captures the essence of autumn with a sigh-inducingly, knee-wobblingly inviting aroma and compelling blend of sweet spices. Idyllic? Heck yeah.