Megan S., Recipe Tester

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

Two serving spoons in a large serving bowl filled with spaghetti with olives, broccoli, and feta

Spaghetti with Olives, Broccoli, and Feta

Eating healthy never tasted so satisfying as this jumble of salty, savory, and spicy that’s done in just 30 minutes. Rumor has it cold leftovers are just as magnificent as dinner the night before.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
Bowl of green Spring pea puree topped with chopped mint on white marble

Spring Pea Puree

Serve it alongside grilled fish, spring lamb, or roast chicken. Smear it on a cracker. Set it out with crudités. Twirl it with pasta. This lovely spring pea purée knows no limits…

  • 10 M
  • 20 M
  • 2
A platter of butternut squash tacos made with tortillas filled with strips of roasted squash, corn, cabbage, guacamole, and sour cream

Butternut Squash Tacos

An ingenious melding of spicy and sweet, this melding of Mexican street corn with roasted butternut squash is ludicrously good.

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  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 0
A loaf of kulich topped with glaze and sprinkles on a round trivet

Kulich

This towering traditional Easter bread bedecked with icing and sprinkles make it instantly recognizable. But it’s the hint of cardamom and saffron along with its dreamily delicate texture that leave the most lasting impression.

  • 30 M
  • 7 H, 55 M
  • 2
A hand holding a stand-mixer whisk covered in vegan meringue

Vegan Meringue

When it comes to creating a pristine white, lofty meringue, it turns out you can be vegan and eat your meringue, too.

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  • 10 M
  • 15 M
  • 2
Mini Staub skillets filed with kale shakshuka--eggs, kale, and spices

Kale Shakshuka

This is definitely not your classic shakshuka. But with its lilt of lemon, its hearty braised greens, and it sprinkling of za’atar, it’s not something we’d kick out of bed.

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  • 30 M
  • 45 M
  • 0
Ten bags of spiced popcorn with assorted flavors

Spiced Popcorn

Movie-watching must. Nostalgic nosh. Low-calorie something to satisfy. Sexy little something to knock back with cocktails as a pre-dinner party teaser. Popcorn has its moods. This recipe fits them all.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 0
Two best gougeres on a cocktail napkin with a lipstick print on it and a glass of Champagne

Best Gougères

Essentially fancy-sounding blobs of pastry with grated cheese, these chichi French lovelies impress everyone yet barely take any effort.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 2
Cast iron skillet with white bean shakshuka--whit beans, tomatoes, feta cheese, eggs, and parsley

White Bean Shakshuka

An already soul-satisfying Middle Eastern classic made even more enticing thanks to the addition of white beans and charred vegetables.

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  • 30 M
  • 50 M
  • 0
A woman with a Vitamix filled with spinach, mango, and milk

How to Make a Perfect Smoothie

It doesn’t take an engineering degree to make a decent smoothie. Although it does take a little know-how to make one that makes you want to drink your veggies. Here’s how.

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  • 10 M
  • 15 M
  • 0
A cast-iron pot filled with pan-fried green beans tossed with garlic and butter

Pan-Fried Green Beans

Simple yet spectacular green beans thanks to the perfect technique from Alain Ducasse.

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  • 10 M
  • 20 M
  • 0
A red Le Creuset pot filled with red wine onions, that have been slowly cooked together

Red Wine Onions

Meet your newest weeknight staple. Slightly sweet, deeply flavored caramelized red onions doused with red wine.

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  • 20 M
  • 2 H
  • 0
Skillet with three pickle juice-brined pork chops

Pickle Juice-Brined Pork Chops

Pickle juice-brined pork chops. Yes, you read that correctly. And yes, we know what you’re thinking. Why didn’t we think of brining pork chops in dill pickle juice? It’s easy, ingenious, and, natch, delicious.

  • 15 M
  • 3 H, 30 M
  • 4