Nicole C., Recipe Tester

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

Black tray with a slab of cinnamon toast bars--brownie-like dessert made with brown sugar and cinnamon, two bars cut on the side

Cinnamon Toast Bars

Just like cinnamon toast. Except better. Your kids will worship you. So will your inner kid.

  • 10 M
  • 45 M
  • 6
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 cakey brownies.

  • 15 M
  • 55 M
  • 8
Vinegar Barbecue Sauce

Vinegar Barbecue Sauce

Typical of eastern Carolina ‘cue, this tangy sauce is exactly what you want—nay, need—for your next barbecue.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 10 M
  • 2
Fruit Sorbet

Easy Fruit Sorbet

Couldn’t be easier. Simply freeze puréed fruit, water, and sugar and you have sorbet. Any-flavor-you-want fruit sorbet. Best part? No ice cream maker required.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 3 H
  • 0
Grilled Chicken Tacos With Mango

Grilled Chicken Tacos With Mango

Yep. Grilled chicken tacos with mango. Prepare to be astounded. (What? Perhaps you were expecting a humdrum weeknight dinner?)

  • Quick Glance
  • 40 M
  • 45 M
  • 0
Classic Coleslaw

Classic Coleslaw

How fortunate for us—and by us, I mean humanity—that there exists this recipe for the best classic coleslaw known to man.

  • 15 M
  • 2 H, 25 M
  • 8
Easy Guacamole

Easy Guacamole

Authentic as heck with its minimalistic approach that keeps ingredients to the essentials.

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 8
Cinnamon Sugar

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.

  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 4
White bowl of spicy beef taco bake with ground beef, beans tortilla chips, chopped onions, and lettuce

Spicy Beef Taco Bake

Taco casserole. Were there ever two words more beautiful side by side?

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 2 H
  • 0
Broccoli Cheddar Quiche

Broccoli Cheddar Quiche

“A pretty killer combination of broccoli and Cheddar.” “As perfect as perfect can be.” That’s what folks are saying about this recipe.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 15 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.

  • 10 M
  • 20 M
  • 4
Lemon Pound CakeA lemon pound cake resting on a round wire rack, drizzled with a white icing glaze

Lemon Pound Cake

When life hands you lemons, make this lemon pound cake. Guaranteed to give you a far more favorable outlook on everything.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 20
Two bowls of chex mix coated in funfetti

Funfetti Chex Mix

Funfetti Chex mix. White chocolate puppy chow. Confetti cake muddy buddies. Cake batter Chex mix. Funfetti puppy chow. Whatever you call it, you best not be without the ingredients for it when a craving hits.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 0
A bottle half-filled with vanilla syrup and a couple vanilla beans inside. A cork rests beside the bottle.

Vanilla Syrup

You’re going to want to drizzle, douse, and dribble this fragrant homemade vanilla syrup over and into and onto just about everything.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 40 M
  • 4