Penny Martin, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Penny Martin has tested.

A pot of raspberry jam with framboise being added to it.

Raspberry Jam With Framboise

No, making homemade jam doesn’t need to be a big production. Not with the right recipe, anyways. This small batch raspberry preserves shows you how simple it can be.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 45 M
  • 6
A raspberry crostata--a rustic tart with the crust folded over a filling of raspberries--on a sheet of parchment

Raspberry Crostata

Sometimes a pie craving is just too strong to wait for a plate and fork and fussily crimping a top crust. Enter this easy peasy yet elegant crostata.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 50 M
  • 2
A white plate topped with a spring panzanella made with tomatoes, bread, asparagus, and Parmesan. A small plate of additional shaved Parmesan sits beside it.

Spring Panzanella

For when you just can’t wait until midsummer for your fave Italian bread salad.

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  • 30 M
  • 45 M
  • 2
Roast chicken with lemon slices under the skin in a oval metal pan

Roast Chicken with Lemon

Burnished skin. Juicy meat. An insanely come-hither aroma that pervades the house. All this can be yours for supper. And it’s so simple to toss it together.

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  • 45 M
  • 2 H, 20 M
  • 0
A 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
  • 22
Spiced Krispie Treats

Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats

Intoxicatingly aromatic browned butter and pumpkin spice coalesce with ooey, gooey, marshmallow, butter, and cereal to make these not-too-sweet treats all grown up.

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  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 2
Hostess Cupcakes

Homemade Hostess Cupcakes

Unequivocally and unspeakably better than those preservative-laden, shrink-wrapped cake imposters you grew up on. Swear.

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  • 40 M
  • 3 H
  • 8
Lemon Madeleines

Lemon Madeleines

Let’s dispense with all the talk about Proust and time and just revel in these lemony little lovelies, shall we?

  • 25 M
  • 3 H, 30 M
  • 10
Lemon Ginger Popsicles

Ginger and Lemon Popsicle

Sometimes the simplest of things are simply stunning—like this lemon popsicle recipe, which is worthy of some serious whistles.

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  • 10 M
  • 15 M
  • 2
Chicken Caesar Salad

Chicken Caesar Salad

This take on the classic contains no raw egg, so make it for everyone you love—even the old, the young, and the preggers.

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  • 30 M
  • 55 M
  • 0
Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red Velvet Cupcakes

WHY DID NO ONE THINK OF PUTTING RED WINE IN RED VELVET CUPCAKES UNTIL NOW?! Okay. Got that out of our system. Whew.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 0
Cheddar Biscuits

Cheddar Biscuits

“Lovely.” “Perfectly light, fluffy, and irresistibly good.” “Easy peasy!” “Wow. Just wow.” That’s what folks are saying about these biscuits.

  • 15 M
  • 35 M
  • 4