MaryBeth Jirgal, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes MaryBeth Jirgal has tested.

A large chocolate chip skillet cookie topped with ice cream with four spoons resting inside.

Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

A ginormous, warm, gooey, chocolatey cookie baked in a single skillet so there’s no waiting for batch after batch to come out of the oven.

Banoffee pie in a metal pie plate with a quarter of the pie missing.

Banoffee Pie

Banoffee (banana+toffee!) pie is a British classic. And for good reason–it’s absolutely delicious. Sweet, smooth, and topped with peanut butter whipped cream.

A frosty, hollowed out lemon wih leaf, filled with pale lemon sorbet on a glass plate.

Sparkling Lemon Sorbet

A refreshing finish to dinner, or just to cleanse your palate, this sparkling sorbet is easy and utterly delish.

Three watermelon and tomato bruschetta slices topped with shaved pecorino and cut in half.

Watermelon and Tomato Bruschetta

Watermelon might be a surprising twist, but a welcome one. Our testers loved the cool, sweet, and savory combination. We think you will too.

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.