Penny Martin, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Penny Martin has tested.

Five irregular shaped cheddar biscuits with golden edges, on a wooden cutting board.

Cheddar Biscuits

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

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.

Several lemon madeleines next to a madeleine pan and a bowl of lemon glaze nearby.

Lemon Madeleines

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

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.

A blue and white plate topped with a deconstructed chicken Caesar salad with baguette round croutons.

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.

Homemade hostess cupcakes on white plates.

Homemade Hostess Cupcakes

Unequivocally better than those preservative-laden cake imposters you grew up on. Swear. And you can customize whatever you want to write on top, whether the name of your team or a sweet little something.

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.

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.

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.

Several squares of pumpkin spice rice krispie treats stacked on a brown and white plate.

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.

Ginger and Lemon Popsicle

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