Michelle P., Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Michelle P. has tested.

A partially crimped perfect flaky pie crust in a pie plate with a knife, rolling pin, and bowl of crust scraps beside it.

Perfect Flaky Pie Crust

Quick, easy, flaky, buttery, and basically foolproof. That’s how we like our pie crust. Here’s how to make it.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
A cast iron skillet filled with cooked sweet potato cornbread topped with two pats of butter, resting on a old blue wooden chair with a dish of butter beside it.

Sweet Potato Cornbread

We could blather on and on and on about this surprising and stunning (and stealthy healthy) riff on a Southern classic that everyone is swearing is the best cornbread they’ve ever had. But you best experience it for yourself.

  • 15 M
  • 50 M
  • 53
Spaetzle

Spaetzle

Spaetzle is like homemade pasta but without all that fussy rolling out, which makes it as easy as it is satisfying. Not to mention cheap as can be.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 25 M
  • 2
Hummus

Homemade Hummus

Let’s get clear about what hummus is and what it ain’t. Real hummus tastes like nothing but hummus. Not fancy. Just perfect.

  • 10 M
  • 1 H
  • 24
Three homemade Larabars

Homemade Larabars

We got nothing against the Larabars we’ve been noshing for years. Save for the crazy price tag. Here’s a less expensive, more customizable alternative.

  • 15 M
  • 50 M
  • 195
Twelve oatmeal cookies, each with varied fillings

Best Oatmeal Cookies

These oatmeal cookies are like the baking version of those Choose Your Own Adventure books, which means your cookies end up exactly the way you like them.

  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 37
Homemade Dish Soap

Homemade Dish Soap

This natural alternative to fancy liquid dish soap is inexpensive, effective, and gentle on hands. Doesn’t get much more practical than that.

Easy caramel sauce in a teacup on a patterned saucer with a gold spoon resting on top and some caramel dripping down the side of the cup.

Easy Caramel Sauce

This simple caramel sauce was made for weeknight cravings that desperately demand scooping something sweet by the spoonful.

  • 5 M
  • 20 M
  • 12
Ouzo Sorbet

Ouzo Sorbet

This brash and boozy sorbet is just what we crave come summer. It’s sorta the sorbet equivalent of an after-dinner digestif. Opa!

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 45 M
  • 2
Lettuce Soup

Lettuce Soup

Never has an overabundance of garden lettuces and herbs been so easily remedied—or made so memorable—as this soup.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 0
Homemade Muesli

Homemade Muesli

This lovely homemade muesli number, with nary any cardboard-like, dusty-tasting grains or too many raisins, will upend your notion of morning cereal.

  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 18