Nicole C., Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Nicole C. has tested.

Several open glass bottles of barbecue sauces, including a vinegar barbecue sauce.

Vinegar Barbecue Sauce

This tangy vinegar-based barbecue sauce, typical of eastern Carolina-style ‘cue, is exactly what you want—nay, need—for anything you pull from your smoker or grill.

  • (2)
  • 5 M
  • 10 M
  • 8
A white cake stand of a pile of one-pot cocoa brownies, a glass of milk, on a white table

One-Pot Cocoa Brownies

“Could not have been easier.” “Perfect.” “A one-pot wonder!” That’s what folks are saying about these super simple brownies that toe the line between cakey and fudgy.

  • (2)
  • 15 M
  • 55 M
  • 8
A patterned bowl filled with turkey meatballs with angel hair pasta, and a piece of bread and glass of white wine next to the bowl.

Turkey Meatballs With Angel Hair Pasta

Ever wondered if healthy, easy, homemade turkey meatballs that aren’t dry as cardboard even exist? These tender meatballs oozing with melted mozzarella are proof that they do.

  • (2)
  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 4
A glass spice jar filled with cinnamon sugar, lying on its side with some cinnamon sugar poured out.

How to Make Cinnamon Sugar

Yes, a recipe for cinnamon sugar. Because ‪‎so often life leaves us wanting to be a kid again. And this proportion of cinnamon to sugar is the bomb.

  • (3)
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 8
Oval plate with a salt and pepper pork chop, spoon, fork, and juice on it

Salt and Pepper Pork Chops

Perfection. That’s what we think of this simple yet exquisite melding of pork, butter, salt, and pepper from chef Gabrielle Hamilton.

  • (2)
  • 10 M
  • 20 M
  • 6
A brown paper bag with popped microwave popcorn spilling out of it.

How to Make Microwave Popcorn

Yes, you can make microwave popcorn on your own with just a brown paper bag. No artificial colors. No fake butter. No nasty preservatives. Bring on your next Netflix binge!

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 6
Pieces of uncooked homemade cavatelli on a floured surface.

Homemade Cavatelli

Yes, you can make your own pasta. And no, you don’t need a pasta maker, thanks to this recipe. All you need is flour, olive oil, and salt.

  • (2)
  • 1 H
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 6
A whole chicken in a pot surrounded by vegetables including carrots, baby turnips, and spinach.

Chicken in a Pot

If only we could go back in time to the days when politicians were a little more humble and promised every person a chicken in their pot.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 2
A woman holding a small batch of Rice Krispies treats for two on a piece of wax paper.

Rice Krispies Treats for Two

The perfect solution when you need a last-moment sweet something or crave a little something sweet but don’t want an entire pan sitting around to tempt you.

  • (3)
  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 6
A loaf of beer bread with a slice cut off on a wooden surface.

Beer Bread

Beer bread just got fancy. Well, sorta. It’s still quick and easy and incredibly difficult to stop noshing. This one just seems a little more lovely than most. And we betcha already have everything you need to make it.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 4