Sarah Heend, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Sarah Heend has tested.

Nine homemade pita bread rounds stacked on a wire rack.

Homemade Pita Bread

Perhaps the best homeschooling you can bring about in the kitchen is homemade pita dough puffing in minutes. Here’s how to make that magic happen.

  • Quick Glance
  • 50 M
  • 3 H, 30 M
  • 0
An apple coffee cake with one slice cut from it on a wire cooling rack with parchment underneath.

Apple Coffee Cake

Elegant enough for company, simple enough for every day, and versatile enough for breakfast and midnight snack and pretty much every moment in between.

  • (4)
  • 30 M
  • 2 H
  • 21
A glazed pumpkin pound cake on a plate--a pumpkin Bundt cake with a milk-sugar poured glaze

Glazed Pumpkin Pound Cake

If you’ve been thinking maybe you’re done with pumpkin everything, wait’ll you experience this aromatic pound cake that boasts the perfect balance of sweet and spice.

  • (4)
  • 45 M
  • 2 H
  • 12
A white bowl filled with whole berry cranberry sauce with a silver spoon resting in it.

Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce

This cranberry sauce veers on the tart side of things, but pleasingly so, with just enough sugar to tease you into wanting it all year long.

  • (1)
  • 25 M
  • 2 H, 25 M
  • 2
A muffin tin filled with pumpkin muffins in paper liners.

Pumpkin Muffins

The perfect answer for anyone who may feel a touch sheepish about indulging in pumpkin pie for breakfast.

  • (3)
  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 12
Part of a loaf of pain de mie on a round wooden cutting board.

Pain de Mie

Characterized by its distinctly rectangular shape and, in true French form, buttery taste, this classic loaf is traditionally made in a Pullman pan although any old loaf pan can work.

  • (4)
  • 30 M
  • 3 H, 30 M
  • 50
A cast-iron skillet plum cake with slices of fanned out plums baked in

Skillet Plum Cake

Skillet cake is moist and tender and sweet (not too sweet, though) and sorta like upside-down cake except it’s right-side up.

  • (1)
  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 8
A glass bottle filled with homemade lemonade syrup, a bowl of lemons, and two glasses on a wooden table.

Homemade Lemonade

Pucker up, cuz you’re going to want to sip the bejeebers out of this ridiculously easy, sweetly tart lemonade. Wowza.

  • (3)
  • 45 M
  • 1 H
  • 19
A glass spice jar filled with cinnamon sugar, lying on its side with some cinnamon sugar poured out.

How to Make Cinnamon Sugar

Yes, a recipe for cinnamon sugar. Because ‪‎so often life leaves us wanting to be a kid again. And this proportion of cinnamon to sugar is the bomb.

  • (3)
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 8
Three pretzel rolls on a piece of parchment.

Pretzel Rolls

You’re gonna be astounded at just how easy pretzel rolls are to make at home. And yes, they taste like the real authentic German deal.

  • (21)
  • 30 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 58