Sandy Hill, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Sandy Hill has tested.

A loaf of paleo pumpkin bread with three slices cut off the end.

Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread

“Wow!” “Amazing!” “What a surprise!” That’s what folks are saying about this lovely quick bread that’s gluten free, dairy free, and paleo friendly. No one will ever tell the difference. Swear.

  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 8
A pile of Cajun fried chicken pieces.

Cajun Fried Chicken

Bathed in buttermilk and spiced ever so slightly, this Cajun-style fried hen is memorably moist inside, superlatively crisp outside, and gosh darn perfect through and through.

  • 35 M
  • 35 M
  • 23
A yellow Dutch oven filled with white bean and chicken chili, topped with pieces of bacon.

White Bean and Chicken Chili

Stop your scoffing. This may not be conventional chili, but it’s no sissy imposter. It’s just a little subtler, soupier, and smokier.

  • 35 M
  • 1 H
  • 8
A child eating a bowl of cooked pasta with red sauce.

Red Sauce ~ Sugo di Pomodoro

“Simple, quick, and delicious.” “Elegant.” “It sure as heck is good.” That’s what folks are saying about this easy weeknight supper.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 0
Several halves of tomato Provençal on a parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet.

Tomatoes Provençal

Is there anything as sweetly satisfying as heirloom tomatoes eaten raw over the sink? Probably not. But when you tire of that, there’s always this deeply satiating tactic.

  • 10 M
  • 40 M
  • 14
A basket containing two Baja-style tempura fish tacos and some pickled vegetables, with a bottle of Pacifico on the side.

Baja-Style Tempura Fish Tacos

Relax with these crunchy-tender fish tacos filled with a kicky cabbage slaw and sweet-tart mango-banana salsa. Think flip-flops and a beer—all year long.

  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 4
A blue ceramic bowl filled with classic coleslaw.

Classic Coleslaw

How fortunate for us—and by us, we mean humanity—that there exists this recipe for the best classic coleslaw we’ve ever had.

  • 15 M
  • 2 H, 25 M
  • 12
Three homemade ice cream bars, coated with chocolate and sprinkled with almonds, coconut, and chocolate crumbs.

Homemade Ice Cream Bars

Ice cream bars are a very, very personal thing. Which is exactly why we love this approach, which essentially allows you to make whatever custom combination of store-bought ice cream, chocolate, and coatings you fancy.

  • 25 M
  • 12 H
  • 12
A glass filled with margarita granita, topped with a lime sprig and a spoon resting in the glass.

Margarita Granita

No mere cocktail and not just dessert, this margarita granita falls somewhere blissfully, intoxicatingly in between. Yet is still as satisfying as if you’d had both.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 11 H
  • 0