Renee Schettler, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Renee Schettler has tested.

A person holding an ice cream cone filled with rich vanilla ice cream.

Vanilla Ice Cream

Vanilla ice cream. Just sorta defines summer, yes? And what better way can you imagine spending a lazy afternoon than making and devouring this childhood classic?

  • (2)
  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 17
A white bowl of braised radishes on a marble countertop.

Braised Radishes

When subjected to gentle heat, radishes’ vibrant fire engine red fades to the palest shade of pink and their peppery rawness gives way to a complex nuttiness.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 20 M
  • 0
Two barbecue pork burgers with slaw and barbecue sauce stacked on top of each other.

Barbecue Pork Burgers

A weeknight-friendly riff on slow-roasted pulled pork that juxtaposes tangy bbq sauce, succulent pork, and old-fashioned slaw, all in a jiffy.

  • (5)
  • 25 M
  • 30 M
  • 33
Balls of frozen chocolate chip cookie dough on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

Frozen Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Sometimes what you need isn’t so much a recipe as a strategy. Like this frozen cookie dough balls magic that’s ready at a moment’s craving.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 0
A bowl of authentic Vietnamese pho with rice noodles, beef, lemon, basil, and scallions in it and a pair of chopsticks resting on top of the bowl.

Authentic Vietnamese Pho

Here’s how to make the exquisitely nuanced and awesomely slurpable Vietnamese beef and rice noodle soup known as pho.

  • (2)
  • 1 H
  • 3 H, 10 M
  • 22
A skillet with caramelized onions and a spatula moving the onions.

How to Caramelize Onions

So-called “caramelized onions” that take just 20 minutes to turn a limpid softness and a pale golden are no substitute for the complex sweetness of properly caramelized alliums. Here’s how to do it right.

  • (1)
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 25 M
  • 25
Pan Seared Chicken Breast

Pan Seared Chicken Breast

Shatteringly crisp skin. Tender meat. And a stovetop that isn’t spattered with grease. This is gonna change your weeknight chicken game.

  • (1)
  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 8
A stock pot filled with mushrooms, leeks, garlic, onion, carrots, and parsley for making roast chicken stock.

Roast Chicken Stock

Sure, made-from-scratch stock like grandma used to make is frugal beyond belief. But wait till you see what it does for your cooking.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 6 H
  • 2
A pile of baked french fries, sprinkled with salt and fresh parsley on a paper towel.

Baked French Fries

Crisp yet tender potato-y goodness that’ll ease your craving, each and every time. You’ll never guess they’re not fried.

  • (5)
  • 10 M
  • 50 M
  • 21
Four bowls of salt and sugar pickles; one with watermelon, one with red radish, one with cucumber, and one with daikon radish.

Salt and Sugar Pickles

These quick pickles–quickles!–aren’t at all like the ones your grandma put up each year. They’re better.

  • (1)
  • 5 M
  • 15 M
  • 4