Paula D., Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Paula D. has tested.

A swirled gingerbread Bundt cake with a lemon glaze on top, all on wire rack over a sheet pan

Gingerbread Bundt Cake

This gingerbread Bundt cake has all the warm spicy goodness of gingerbread cookies. And, as if that wasn’t enough, it’s gilded with a sassy sweet-tart citrus glaze.

  • (5)
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 35 M
  • 10
Squiggles of melted chocolate on a piece of parchment with a piping bag lying beside.

How To Decorate With Melted Chocolate

Whether you want a distraction for the kids or a decorative element for dessert, you’ll find your solution in these how-tos for drizzling and decorating with chocolate.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
Plate of oven-baked barbecue ribs slathered in sauce with more sauce on the side

Oven-Baked Barbecue Ribs

We’re all familiar with the glory of ribs slowly smoked in the backyard. But sometimes Mother Nature doesn’t agree with our barbecue plans. Thankfully there’s this recipe.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 0
A plate of seared scallops with grilled sweet corn salad, sliced red onion, and watercress.

Scallops with Grilled Sweet Corn Salad

Sweet sea scallops jumbled with even sweeter summer corn piled atop peppery greens. Simple. Virtuous. And satiating in a way most salads aspire to be but, sadly, are not.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 35 M
  • 0
Three and a half quick dill pickles, dill seed, and a sprig of dill on a decorative white plate.

Quick Dill Pickles

Or, as we like to say, quickles. And we mean quick not just in terms of how little time they take to make. But also in terms of how quickly they’ll disappear as you’re blissing out on them.

  • (2)
  • 30 M
  • 1 D
  • 10
A mason jar mostly filled with pickled cherries, pickling liquid, star anise, and a cinnamon stick.

Pickled Cherries

An easy, unexpected way to extend cherry season that’s tartly sweet, subtly spiced, and surprisingly irresistible.

  • (1)
  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 16
8 crescent-shape blueberry fried pies with Meyer lemon drizzle sauce nearby all on a piece of slate

Blueberry Hand Pies

Love in pastry-encased incarnation. Simply envelope fruit filling in pie crust and fry until golden and crisp outside, bubbling and lovely inside. Deep-frying phobes, it’s easy as can be. Swear.

  • (1)
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 8
A whole strawberry ice cream pie in a fluted tart pan.

Strawberry Ice Cream Pie

How to turn store-bought ice cream into an impressive summer dessert in minutes. You’re welcome.

  • Quick Glance
  • 40 M
  • 2 H
  • 0
A white mug of chicken stock

Microwave Chicken Stock

That’s right. Chicken stock or broth in the microwave. Easy. Inexpensive. And done in 10 minutes. Wowsa, right?!

  • (1)
  • 5 M
  • 10 M
  • 2