Renee H., Recipe Tester

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

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.

  • 40 M
  • 2 H, 40 M
  • 15
Bacon Jam

Bacon Jam

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

  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 98
Slow Cooker Shredded Pork

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.

  • 20 M
  • 2 H
  • 8
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.

  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 26
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.

  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 8
English Muffin Bread

English Muffin Bread

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

  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 4
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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
Panna Cotta With Peaches

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.

  • 20 M
  • 8 H, 40 M
  • 4
Fancy Tuna Melt

Not Your Mom’s Tuna Melt

A tuna melt is a tuna melt is a tuna melt, right? Uh, not exactly. This is a welcome departure from what we choked down as children.

  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 6
Fish Sticks

Fancy Fish Sticks

We believe in feeding kids real foods. But when you think about it, how much more real does it get than fish and bread crumbs?

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 30 M
  • 8
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.

  • 20 M
  • 50 M
  • 13