Sandy Hill, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Sandy Hill has tested.

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 black skillet filled with summer tomato pasta, sprinkled with fresh Parmesan cheese.

Summer Tomato Pasta

Summer simplicity that’s gonna earn a place in your weekly rotation.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
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.

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  • 15 M
  • 11 H
  • 0
A spoon resting in a dish of cornmeal drop-biscuit peach cobbler.

Cornmeal Drop-Biscuit Peach Cobbler

Ah, summer. Ah, cobbler. Those two sentiments are sort of one in the same, don’t you agree, seeing as each is easy, effortless, and always enticing?

  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 10
A rimmed baking sheet filled with roasted carrots with apricot glaze, chopped almonds, and torn mint.

Roasted Carrots with Apricot Glaze

Roasted until wrinkly and glazed with the sweetness of jam along with the spiciness of chile oil, these are definitely not your same old everyday hum drum carrots.

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 0
Three bowls of vegan mango ice cream topped with mango slices.

Vegan Mango Ice Cream

Creamy. Indulgent. Easy. Healthy. Just three ingredients. And no ice cream maker required. (What are you waiting for?!)

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 0
Marinated Steak

Korean Style Steak

This ginger-spiked, Korean-style marinade comes together from pantry staples and takes just minutes to work its considerable magic before you toss the steak on the grill.

  • 15 M
  • 35 M
  • 14
A vension burger with cheese, pickles, and arugula on a wooden board

Venison Burgers

This ridiculously juicy, superlatively sweet stack will have you hankering for a Bambi burger long after deer season ends.

  • 10 M
  • 20 M
  • 23
Roasted cherry tomatoes on the vine on a sheet of parchment paper

Roasted Cherry Tomatoes with Herbs

Here’s how to transform ho-hum out-of-season supermarket tomatoes into polish-off-the-entire-batch-yourself bombs of jammy tomato superlativeness.

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  • 5 M
  • 25 M
  • 0
A white plate topped with a pile of lemony salmon pasta, sprinkled with chives

Lemony Salmon Pasta

We think of this gorgeous lemon salmon pasta as the Audrey Hepburn of pasta recipes given how it graciously brings both elegance and simplicity to the party.

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  • 25 M
  • 40 M
  • 0