Sandy Owen, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Sandy Owen has tested.

Easy Smashed Potatoes

Easy Smashed Potatoes

Kid friendly. Adult approved. Gluten-free. Vegan. Awesome for entertaining. And even awesomer for when you want to stand at the stove and inhale carbs straight from the baking sheet.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 50 M
  • 4
Brownie Pie | Tar Heel Pie

Tar Heel Pie | Brownie Pie

Known in some parts as tar heel pie, this ridiculously rich and gooey chocolate brownie pie is crazy easy to make—and just as easy to make disappear.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 4 H
  • 0
Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

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
  • 12
Cajun Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Cajun Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

“Your family will think you are AMAZING.” “A straightforward, real deal Cajun gumbo that everyone loved.” “Easy and affordable.” “A keeper!” That’s what folks are saying about this gumbo.

  • 2 H
  • 2 H, 45 M
  • 4
Paella Arancini

Paella Arancini

Paella arancini. It’s a savvy and sassy little appetizer that’s based on an Italian classic but tastes contemporary as heck.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H
  • 2 H, 20 M
  • 0
Red Chile Pork Tamales

Red Chile Pork Tamales

These red chile pork tamales are the real authentic Mexican deal. They taste like they were carefully crafted by the loveliest abuela imaginable. Here’s how to make them.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 8 H, 30 M
  • 6
Apple Cider Caramels

Apple Cider Caramels

The 8th wonder of the world? These insanely satiating caramels made simply with apple cider, sugar, and spice.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 4 H
  • 0
Baked Mac and Cheese With Bread Crumbs

Baked Mac and Cheese with Bread Crumbs

Because nothing says love like cheesy pasta magnificence, in particular, this baked macaroni and cheese recipe, which is one of the best we’ve ever had.

  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 8
Slow Roasted Carrots

Roasted Carrots

Honey and cayenne lend these carrots a sweet heat that’s perfectly lovely alongside just about anything.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 50 M
  • 2
Black Bean Taquitos

Black Bean Taquitos

So lovely you’re not even going to notice that they’re vegetarian. But your guests will appreciate that fact. And you’ll appreciate the taste.

  • 20 M
  • 40 M
  • 2
Chicken Skewers

Grilled Chicken Skewers

Magnificently easy to marinate. Quick to toss on the grill. And distinctly Thai thanks to the lilt of coconut milk, fish sauce, cilantro, and curry.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 0
Sriracha Mayonnaise

Sriracha Mayonnaise

This Sriracha mayonnaise recipe is a simple dipping sauce, sandwich spread, and all around awesome use for mayo.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 6
King Ranch Chicken

King Ranch Chicken

Whoever created this American classic knew what they were doing. We’re talking layers of smoked chicken, roasted peppers, and corn tortillas that are smothered in cheese and baked until gobsmackingly delicious.

  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 2 H
  • 6