About Melinda Hamby, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Melinda Hamby has tested.

Baked Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

This easy shove-it-in-the-oven casserole is exactly what macaroni and cheese ought to be—cheesy, crumb-topped, and ridiculously indulgent.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 27
Hummingbird Cake

Hummingbird Cake

Sweet as nectar. That’s what we think of this Southern classic, a charming stack of pineapple, coconut, bananas, and pecans aplenty.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 20
Classic Roast Chicken Recipe

Classic Roast Chicken

Succulent. Crisp-skinned. Simple. If that’s what you seek in a roast hen, your search stops with this ooh- and aah-inducing technique.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 55 M
  • 11
Pastina Stars with Butter and Milk

Pastina Stars with Butter and Milk

We’ve got stars in our eyes…and our bowls…and our spoons…all thanks to pastina, the teensy star-shaped pasta. It just may be the cutest supper in the solar system.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 20 M
  • 39
New York-Style Cheesecake

New York–Style Cheesecake

How do you define a true New York-style cheesecake? A sweet graham cracker crust cushioning a smooth, rich, moan-inducing filling with a lemony lilt. In other words, this recipe.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 2 H
  • 22
Sauteed Bacon, Mushrooms, and Lentils

Sautéed Bacon, Mushrooms, and Lentils

It may seem criminal to bathe the walloping nutrition of lentils and mushrooms in anything but wholesomeness, but there’s something to be said for quality of life. Hello, bacon!

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 28
Personal Pan Lasagna

Personal Pan Lasagna

This loosely defined “lasagna” is an easy little cheat of a recipe that relies on frozen ravioli, jarred sauce, and shredded cheese. Shhhhhh.

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  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 35
Skillet Roast Chicken Recipe

Skillet Roast Chicken

This sassy roast chicken gets its moist meat and ultra-crisp skin from the two-step process of searing it in a skillet then sliding the whole thing in the oven. Simplicity.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 1