Sandy Hill, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Sandy Hill has tested.

Three burger buns topped with sesame seeds on a wooden surface.

Burger Buns

Beautiful burger buns. Were ever three words joined in such harmony? There are a lot more lovely things to be said about these pillowy specimens of bread awesomeness.

A plate topped with a serving of chorizo eggs benedict - chorizo hollandaise, garlicky spinach, and poached egg on toast.

Chorizo Eggs Benedict

Chorizo eggs Benedict. It’s essentially eggs and Hollandaise and chorizo and it tastes like a superlative Spanish homage to a breakfast classic.

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A cardboard food container filled with barbecue beans surrounded by ribs, pickles, and shredded meat.

Barbecue Beans

Made from scratch yet quick and easy, these beans just may alter the way you think about barbecue beans forever.

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A small jar filled with butterscotch sauce with some dripping down the side and a lid in the background.

Butterscotch Sauce

Perhaps the easiest DIY gift ever, this 10-minute dessert sauce takes sugar, cream, and whiskey beyond the point of lusciousness.

A paleo vanilla cake stacked between two chocolate cakes on a wire rack.

Paleo Vanilla Cake

Say “paleo cake” and most folks think of dense, crumbly, disappointing approximations of cake. Not this lovely incarnation with its lofty stature. Includes a chocolate variation.

A brown dish filled with paprika mayonnaise with a spoon on the side.

Paprika Mayonnaise

When you’re in the mood for something with more vigor than regular mayo, give this a try. All the good stuff in it will make you want to slather it on everything.

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Two white bowls of Tuscan bean soup on a white surface.

Tuscan Bean Soup

A classic Italian vegetable soup that just happens to be loaded with so-called super foods such as kale. Seems Nonna’s known what’s best all along.

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An Asian grilled flank steak, with several medium rare sliced cut from it, the outside crisscrossed with grill marks--on a plate

Asian Grilled Flank Steak

A cinch to make, this steak requires just a quick dunk in a marinade made from ingredients you already have on hand. Then it’s slapped on the grill. Dinner, anyone?

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A stone bowl of mint pesto with a knife on top on a metal sheet pan

Mint Pesto

A novel take on the classic. Mint leaves, Parmesan, lemon, garlic, and peanuts (yes, peanuts), are blitzed in a food processor. It’s great on lamb, chicken, salmon, and pasta.

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