Pam Henderson, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Pam Henderson has tested.

A loaf of monkey bread--balls of caramel-coated bread dough dripping caramel sauce on a rectangle plate

Monkey Bread from Zoë François

A gooey, sweet, classic bread made from pull-apart blobs of brioche dough coated in a buttery, cinnamony caramel sauce that’s gonna distract you in the best possible way.

Walnut crescents stacked on a white stand with Christmas decorations and greenery around them.

Walnut Crescent Cookies

Want some Christmas magic? Make these delicate, nutty, traditional Christmas cookies and watch them disappear…

Salmon burgers in a cast-iron skillet, beside a plate with a salmon patty on a bun, topped with Sriracha mayo, avocado, and diced red onion.

Salmon Burgers

Just in time for National Salmon Day. If you’re craving a burger (always!?) but also wanting some measure of healthiness, then here’s our solution. Craving satisfied.

A white bowl filled with peach, burrata, and basil salad.

Peach, Burrata, and Basil Salad

Peachy keen takes on new meaning with this little stunner of a starter or, if you’re like us and have a hard time restraining yourself, your entire dinner. Summer personified.

A plate of fattoush topped with crispy pita chips and a fork on the side.

Fattoush ~ Vegetable and Pita Salad

Fresh, cool, and filled with summer staple veggies, we think you’re going to love this salad. Tangy dressing and perfectly fried pita croutons bring it all together in a flash.

Two pieces of goat cheese quesadillas filled with radicchio, tapenade, and goat cheese stacked on top of each other.

Goat Cheese Quesadillas

These unconventional quesadillas are gooey with tangy goat cheese, salty tapanade, and earthy grilled radicchio. Equally impressive as an appetizer or solo supper.

A baked mini quiche for one on a white plate.

Mini Quiche for One

Quiche for one? It sounds a lot more ambitious than it actually is. It’s truly a cinch to make. So go on. Love yourself a little. Or a lot.

A tall cool glass of a winter mojito made with rum and a sugar syrup of rosemary, thyme, sage leaves

Winter Mojito

Mojitos outside of summer? Without hesitation. But only if they’re concocted with dark rum and sage, rosemary, and thyme to lend this classic cocktail a decidedly warming feel.

3-ingredient macaroni and cheese--elbow macaroni, cream, Cheddar cheese--in a yellow casserole with a wooden spoon.

3 Ingredient Macaroni and Cheese

Mac and cheese honestly doesn’t get any quicker or easier or pantry-friendlier than this 3-ingredient savior that can be tossed together with stuff you already have on hand. Certain to please.

Three white bowls filled with hoppin John on a wooden table.

Hoppin John

A harbinger of good fortune traditionally consumed on New Year’s Day in the South, this classic has us wanting to indulge in it each and every day before New Year’s, and not just for luck.

A purple plum torte with dripping juice on a baking pan, all on a cooling wrap.

Plum Torte

One taste and you’ll understand why this is the most popular recipe from The New York Times. A new American classic.

A white plate with a tarragon chicken leg and thigh on it, sliced onion and tarragon on top

Tarragon Chicken

Tarragon chicken. A French classic for a reason. And no one but you needs to know just how easily it comes together.

Two whole roasted cauliflower heads on a rimmed baking sheet with a glass jar of dressing and a spoon resting inside it.

Whole Roasted Cauliflower

So novel to serve (and so delicious to eat) that you, as well as any finicky eaters at your table, might just forget any prior bland experiences you may have had with cauliflower.

The half-moon biscotti cookies on a yellow glass plate

Lemon Biscotti

Irresistible in terms of both taste and texture. Those with a weakness for these classic Italian cookies, consider yourself warned.

A small bowl of lemon wedges and two white bowls of deep purple summer borscht with a dollop or sour cream and sprinkling of chives in each.

Summer Borscht

An easy and elegant version of the traditional Russian winter soup that’s refreshing (and healthy) as heck.