Renee Schettler, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Renee Schettler has tested.

A Dr Pepper glazed ham on a wooden cutting board.

Dr Pepper Glazed Ham

We, too, were startled by the shocker ingredient in this intriguingly sweet, Easter-rific glazed ham. Tasting is believing.

  • (5)
  • 10 M
  • 5 H
  • 16
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
Two pan seared chicken breasts in a stainless steel skillet with a pair of tongs resting on one of the chicken breasts.

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
  • 10
Three pieces of crispy fried chicken on grease-stained paper.

Crispy Fried Chicken

This blissfully crunchy, irreverently easy, crazily unconventional coating is everything we never knew we wanted in fried chicken.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 35 M
  • 0
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
  • 19
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.

  • (6)
  • 25 M
  • 30 M
  • 35
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 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
  • 27
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