Sandy Hill, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Sandy Hill has tested.

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.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 3 H, 15 M
  • 0
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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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
  • 4
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
A perfectly roasted beef tenderloin with Madeira sauce on the side ion a copper pot

Beef Tenderloin with Madeira Sauce

This eminently reliable, no-fuss recipe doesn’t ambush you with carving trickery. It’s just a simple, supple roast beef tenderloin napped with a slightly boozy but goof-proof sauce.

  • 1 H
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 7
Glazed nutmeg pound cake in a loaf pan on a circular cooling rack

Nutmeg Cake

This spice cake is soaked with rum syrup, making a lovely, albeit slightly boozy, gift when wrapped in parchment and tied with a bow.

  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 15
Two smoked trout crostini--toasted rustic bread with a flack of smoked trout and sour cream--on green wood table

Smoked Trout Crostini

Easy. Uncomplicated. Elegant And able to jump tall buildings in a single…oh, wait, we’re confusing this recipe’s super powers with another character’s. Although this recipe does deserve to be considered a caped crusader.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 0
Candied Pecans

Candied Pecans

“Irresistible.” “The perfect combination of sweet, salt, spice, and crunch.” “We. Can. NOT. Stop. Eating. Them.” “Absolutely perfect.” That’s what we’re hearing about these candied pecans.

  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 22
A woman whisking a roasting pan of classic turkey gravy

Classic Turkey Gravy

Everyone needs a classic, foolproof, go-to classic turkey gravy recipe. This is it. And all it takes is pan juices or drippings from your turkey, stock, butter, and flour. And a lot less time and effort than you’d imagine.

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  • 10 M
  • 20 M
  • 0