Sarah Heend, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Sarah Heend has tested.

8 birthday cake cookies covered in white frosting and colored sprinkles

Birthday Cake Cookies

All the good stuff from a birthday cake–sprinkles and a creamy buttery frosting–incorporated into soft, tender sugar cookies. That’s something to celebrate.

  • Quick Glance
  • 50 M
  • 1 H
  • 2
A round flourless almond cake on a wooden baking paddle with almonds scattered around it

Flourless Almond Cake

A French classic that’s crisp and crunchy on the outside, dense and chewy on the inside, and flourless through and through.

  • (36)
  • 15 M
  • 50 M
  • 147
A breakfast pizza topped with egg, bacon, and cheese.

Breakfast Pizza

Baked pizza crust with all the makings of a proper breakfast on top. Seems like a pretty darn good reason to get out of bed to us.

  • (3)
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 12
A white baking dish with pieces of butter baked fish seasoned with salt and pepper.

Butter Baked Fish

A weeknight winner with three ingredients—cod, butter, and seasoning—that’s ready in no time at all. Pretty nifty, huh?

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 15 M
  • 0
Tray of classic dinner rolls glazed with butter, bowl of melted butter with a brush

Classic Dinner Rolls

Practically instant gratification with its blink-and-you’ll-miss-it rise and its straightforward mixing method. And oooooh the taste!

  • (5)
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 12
A square of Passover apple cake on a green plate.

Passover Apple Cake

This Passover classic is so memorable you may just find yourself making it all year round. Talk about a godsend.

  • (7)
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 50
An unsliced loaf of brown soda bread with a knife resting beside it

Brown Soda Bread

We guarantee you’re going to feel Irish when you sit down and savor a slice of this brown soda bread. Consider it a borrowed Irish birthright.

  • (1)
  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 6
A cast-iron skillet filled with a cooked sweet potato cornbread with two pats of butter on top and a dish of butter pats beside it.

Sweet Potato Cornbread

We could blather on and on about this surprising (and stealthy healthy) riff on a Southern classic that everyone is swearing is the best cornbread they’ve ever had.

  • (12)
  • 15 M
  • 50 M
  • 65
A tin cup on its side with homemade maple sugar spilling out

How to Make Maple Sugar

Making maple sugar at home isn’t difficult or tricky or fearsome. It’s actually crazy simple. And ridiculously tasty. And paleo-friendly.

  • (9)
  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 44
Baking powder biscuits piled on a white square plate.

Baking Powder Biscuits

These baking powder biscuits morph boring pantry staples into stunningly tender, buttery, pull-apart biscuits that scream to be eaten hot from the oven.

  • (1)
  • 10 M
  • 25 M
  • 2