Megan M., Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Megan M. has tested.

A slice of pure pumpkin cheesecake on a white plate drizzled with caramel glaze with a fork resting beside it.

Pure Pumpkin Cheesecake

Watch out, pumpkin pie. Someone wants your job. Badly. This wonderfully luxuriant pumpkin cheesecake from Rose Levy Beranbaum is a terribly enticing alternative to tradition.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H
  • 2 H
  • 1
Cheddar-Parmesan crackers on a black wire rack with a few on a black oval plate beside the rack.

Cheddar-Parmesan Crackers

Who knew that making your own crackers could be so easy?! This dough is a cinch to work with although the results disappear rather frighteningly quickly when there’s wine involved.

  • (3)
  • 25 M
  • 2 H, 40 M
  • 6
A copper pot filled with creamed spinach.

Creamed Spinach

With its blend of mascarpone and Parmesan, this roux-less—and fuss-less—creamed spinach isn’t what you grew up with at your grandma’s table. And no one’s complaining about that.

  • (6)
  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 14
Two glass cups filled with peaches and cream ice cream.

Peaches and Cream Ice Cream

Confession. This isn’t exactly ice cream. Yet it’s not frozen yogurt, either. It falls somewhere blissfully in between with its not-too-sweet creaminess. And no ice cream maker required.

  • (1)
  • 20 M
  • 40 M
  • 6
Three pieces of mkate wa ufuta (Zanzibar sesame bread) with some sesame seeds sprinkled around it.

Zanzibar Sesame Bread ~ Mkate Wa Ufuta

We know what you’re thinking. Mkate what?! Yet once you try this unique and chewy, toasty, nutty, densely magnificent sesame flatbread from Zanzibar, you’ll be crooning about it to everyone who’ll listen.

  • (1)
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 4
A glass bottle filled with homemade lemonade syrup, a bowl of lemons, and two glasses on a wooden table.

Homemade Lemonade

Pucker up, cuz you’re going to want to sip the bejeebers out of this ridiculously easy, sweetly tart lemonade. Wowza.

  • (3)
  • 45 M
  • 1 H
  • 19
Two glasses of chai latte with cinnamon sticks on a wooden surface.

Chai Latte

How to make authentic chai latte at home with just tea, spices, a little sweetener, and your choice of milk. As easy at that.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 25 M
  • 0
A grated carrot salad piled on a wooden cutting board with two lemon wedges.

Grated Carrot Salad

Yoohoo, you who’s trying to eat more healthfully, start cramming carrots in your pieholes with this satisfying little number.

  • (2)
  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 4
Two stacks of cornmeal griddle cakes on a patterned plate.

Cornmeal Griddle Cakes

Shirttail cousins to corn bread, these savory cakes wooed and wowed us with their crisped edges, ethereally airy interior, and pantry-friendly frugality.

  • (16)
  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 61
Three jars of Israeli pickles, one with cauliflower, one with cucumbers, and one with red onion.

Israeli Pickles

Quickles. It’s what we dubbed these Middle Eastern pickles that can be made in a mere 20 minutes (!) with no fussy canning process. (Quick. Pickles. Quickles. Get it?!)

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 20 M
  • 14