Sandy Hill, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Sandy Hill has tested.

Two individual servings of chocolate mouse in glass tumblers served on a small plate with a silver spoon resting beside.

Chocolate Mousse for One

This sophisticated chocolate fix draws on just three ingredients, comes together in minutes, and is satiating beyond belief.

  • (4)
  • 5 M
  • 20 M
  • 23
Six one-bowl mocha brownies on wood

One-Bowl Mocha Brownies

If you’re going to splurge on brownies, you may as well, you know, SPLURGE on brownies. But not in terms of effort or expense. Just taste. These brownies handle it splendidly.

  • (2)
  • 10 M
  • 45 M
  • 6
Six heart Linzer cookies being dusted with confectioners' sugar

Linzer Heart Cookies

Baking a batch of these cinnamon-scented, hazelnut-inflected, raspberry-jamwiched Linzer cookies is nothing if not a testament to your heart most definitely being in the right place.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 3 H
  • 2
Roasted broccoli with soy sauce scattered on a baking sheet.

Roasted Broccoli with Soy Sauce

A simple, quick, easy, cheap side that’s making kids as well as adults demand seconds. Yes, seconds. Of broccoli. You’re welcome.

  • (4)
  • 20 M
  • 40 M
  • 8
A pile of Cajun fried chicken pieces.

Cajun Fried Chicken

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

  • (5)
  • 35 M
  • 35 M
  • 27
A halved tuna melt with a fork and knife resting on the side.

Tuna Melt

Take a close look at this sandwich and you’ll realize you’re just a few ingredients away from feeling like a kid again.

  • (5)
  • 20 M
  • 25 M
  • 14
A baking dish with chicken thighs topped with garlic cloves, red potatoes, and thyme. A silver spoon is nestled in the dish.

Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

Chicken with 40 cloves of garlic is a classic for one reason—it’s damn good. Using chicken thighs ensures the meat remains juicy. Using our trick for quickly peeling garlic makes it hassle free.

  • (3)
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 18
A slice of pure pumpkin cheesecake on a white plate drizzled with caramel glaze with a fork resting beside it.

Pure Pumpkin Cheesecake

Watch out, pumpkin pie. Someone wants your job. Badly. This wonderfully luxuriant pumpkin cheesecake from Rose Levy Beranbaum is a terribly enticing alternative to tradition.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H
  • 2 H
  • 1
Several pieces of chocolate bark with apricots and pistachios in a basket

Chocolate Bark, Cardamom, Dried Fruits, and Nuts

There’s chocolate bark and then there’s chocolate bark. This bark is the latter sort, a sort that intrigues and surprises, that both starts and stops conversations, a bark that knows no boundaries.

  • (2)
  • 10 M
  • 30 M
  • 9