Sandy Hill, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Sandy Hill has tested.

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.

  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 14
A round flourless almond cake on a wooden baking paddle with almonds scattered around it

Flourless Almond Cake

A French classic crisp and crunchy on the outside, dense and chewy on the inside, and gluten-free through and through. Perfect for Passover.

  • 15 M
  • 50 M
  • 53
Tray of roast chicken pieces with pancetta, olives, and garlic cloves

Roast Chicken with Pancetta and Olives

“One of the best chicken recipes ever!” “Crisp-skinned.” “Juicy.” “Aromatic.” “Easy.” “Gorgeous.” “Heavenly.” That’s what we’re hearing from folks who’ve tried this preparation for chicken (or rabbit). Sorta makes you wanna try it, eh?

  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 33
Six heart Linzer cookies being dusted with confectioners' sugar

Linzer Heart Cookies

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

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 3 H
  • 2
A rimmed baking sheet filled with peppery chicken wings

Peppery Chicken Wings

The intensity of the classic buffalo wing is tempered here, usurped by a deliciously, defiantly untraditional blend of beguiling spices.

  • 15 M
  • 2 H, 15 M
  • 9
Gray speckled bowl of beet salad with feta and pumpkin seeds, along with spinach and sliced red onions

Beet Salad with Feta and Pumpkin Seeds

A stunning jumble of ingredients you’ll forget are healthy the moment you take a bite. Sweet roasted beets. Peppery watercress. Tangy feta. And a perfectly balanced vinaigrette.

  • 30 M
  • 3 H, 15 M
  • 2
Three salmon burgers in a skillet and one on a plate topped with red onion, avocado, and sriracha mayonnaise

Salmon Burgers

Craving a burger (always?!) but also sorta wanting some measure of healthiness? Here’s our solution. Craving satisfied. No resolutions broken.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
Two fillets of lemon sole oreganata topped with a Parmigiano-Reggiano breadcrumb mixture on a baking sheet

Lemon Sole Oreganata

Dinner dilemma? Enter this delicate baked fish with crisp seasoned bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese with a white wine pan sauce that’s proven to be surprisingly popular with kids and adults alike.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
Swirls of vegan caramel with a knife on the side

Vegan Caramel

A naturally sweetened sugar fix with toffee overtones that really does coax a rich, sweet, satisfying experience from healthy ingredients.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 0
White plate of sliced pork tenderloin with paprika drizzled with a garlic butter sauce

Roast Pork Tenderloin With Paprika

A simple yet surprisingly flavorful pork recipe that’s eminently doable on a weeknight, not too spicy for the kids, and with enough oomph for the adults. Did we mention there’s just one pan to clean?

  • 25 M
  • 50 M
  • 9
15 chocolate energy balls, made with dates, almond butter, almonds, and cacao powder, on white marble

Chocolate Energy Balls

Easy no-bake chocolate orbs made with dates, almonds, coconut, and cacao powder that take literally 5 minutes to toss together and more than satisfy your sweet tooth. We’re smitten.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 2 H, 15 M
  • 0
Four delicate Stilton Walnut crackers, edges rolled in chopped walnuts, on a parchment-lined sheet pan

Stilton and Walnut Crackers

Perhaps the simplest and most sophisticated dinner party precursor ever. Just make the savory shortbread dough, freeze, slice, and bake. You’re welcome.

  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 13
A small reck crock of easy chicken liver pate, nearby a baguette and and a hunk of bread smeared with pate

Easy Chicken Liver Pâté

Satiny smooth and ridiculously rich, this elegant spread is begging to be schmeared on rustic white bread and accompanied by a glass of riesling, whether as an impressive hors d’oeuvres or a simple winter supper.

  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 4