Renee H., Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Renee H. has tested.

A loaf of English muffin bread with two slices cut from the end on a wooden board.

English Muffin Bread

Incomparably easier than traditional English muffins yet with all the requisite nooks and crannies that God—and the British—intended.

  • (1)
  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 4
Rows of peanut butter sandies dough balls with a cookie scoop placing another dough ball on the surface.

Peanut Butter Sandies

New York Times’ reporter Julia Moskin divulges the recipe for City Bakery’s Peanut Butter Sandies. You’re welcome.

  • (3)
  • 20 M
  • 50 M
  • 13
A whole roast chicken in a roasting pan with halved citrus fruits around it

Roast Chicken with Citrus

The words “orange chicken” used to make us think of gloppy Chinese takeout—until we tried this orange chicken.

  • (3)
  • 40 M
  • 2 H, 40 M
  • 17
A small Mason jar half filled with bacon jam on a wooden board with a few pieces of bread beside the jar.

Bacon Jam

Maybe what the world needs is a single currency. Like jars of this sweet, rich, intense bacon jam that makes everything better.

  • (20)
  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 104
Two corn tortillas topped with slow cooker shredded pork, cheese, and cilantro on a wooden board with some lime wedges beside.

Slow Cooker Shredded Pork

Pull out your slow cooker and sate yourself with this tender, sweetly spiced, subtly smoky shredded pork. And with nary any effort.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 12 H
  • 0
Cajeta

Cajeta

Cajeta. It’s how you say “obscenely indulgent, ridiculously easy, and gosh darn good caramel” when you’re south of the border.

  • (2)
  • 20 M
  • 2 H
  • 11
A slice of white pizza on a brown background with flaked salt scattered over and around it.

White Pizza

We find this lovely, albeit subtly flavored, little number to be one of the simpler pleasures in life. We think you’ll concur.

  • (3)
  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 26
A white bowl being filled with Bobby Flay's barbecue sauce.

Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Sauce

This sweetly spicy little number wooed us from our very first spoonful, banishing bottled barbecue sauce forever from our pantries.

  • (4)
  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 8
A batch of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies on a wire rack.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Expect a slightly ginormous, squat, thin cookie that’s chewy in the center, crisp at the edges, and uncommonly good through and through.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 55 M
  • 4
A white bowl filled with panna cotta with peaches on top and a spoon resting in the panna cotta.

Panna Cotta with Peaches

This panna cotta has the most luscious of textures. How to explain it? Hmmm. Sorta like swooping velvet over your tongue.

  • (1)
  • 20 M
  • 8 H, 40 M
  • 4