Shannon Parrish, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Shannon Parrish has tested.

Grilled Flank Steak With Chile Spice Rub

Grilled Flank Steak

If you can master this über basic recipe, you can grill a steak waaaaay better than any of your friends. Promise.

  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 4
Six one-bowl mocha brownies on wood

One-Bowl Mocha Brownies

If you’re going to splurge on brownies, you may as well, you know, SPLURGE on brownies. But not in terms of effort or expense. Just taste. These brownies handle it splendidly.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 45 M
  • 4
Ultimate Margarita

Ultimate Margarita

A simple, clean break from tradition, this margarita eschews cloying Cointreau in lieu of a splash of sweet agave.

  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 18
Southern Buttermilk Biscuits

Southern Buttermilk Biscuits

“Spectacular.” “Sinful.” “Easy.” “Airy.” “Buttery.” “Lofty.” “Perfect.” That’s what folks are saying about these little lovelies.

  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 60
Best Oatmeal Cookies

Best Oatmeal Cookies

These oatmeal cookies are like the baking version of those Choose Your Own Adventure books, which means your cookies end up exactly the way you like them.

  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 35
Golf-ball size cheese balls with pretzel stems sitting on a wooden cheese board

Blue Cheese Balls

Birthday bashes. Cocktail parties. Thanksgiving dinner. Tuesday nights. These are but some occasions we’ve watched these disappear.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 0
Mashed Potatoes

Easy Mashed Potatoes

Yeah, yeah, we know. You don’t need a recipe for mashed Yukon Golds with butter, milk, and salt. Or so you think. Try this and get back to us.

  • 20 M
  • 45 M
  • 4
Three-Cheese Vegetarian Lasagna

Three-Cheese Vegetarian Lasagna

We suspect you’ve been looking for a lovely, elegant, knock-their-socks-off vegetarian dish that just happens to be fancy schmancy enough for Thanksgiving, yes? Look no further.

  • 2 H
  • 3 H
  • 10
Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Apple Cider Vinaigrette

This slightly sweet, subtly tangy, entirely apple-y vinaigrette recipe is going to come in far more handy than you can ever imagine.

  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 6
Homemade Limeade

Limeade

More tart than sweet is what you’ll find this perfectly puckery little limeade to be. And that’s exactly the way it was always intended to be.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 6
Fried Egg Sandwich

Fried Egg Sandwich

Bread. Cheese. Egg. Hot sauce. Five bucks says you’ve got the makings for this easy and oozy sandwich waiting in your kitchen.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 12
Vegan Baklava

Vegan Baklava

Okay. We have a confession. This baklava is not the classic Greek ideal. Not at all. But that doesn’t seem to be stopping it from disappearing.

  • 45 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 8
Homemade Muesli

Homemade Muesli

This lovely homemade muesli number, with nary any cardboard-like, dusty-tasting grains or too many raisins, will upend your notion of morning cereal.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 18
Bucatini all’Amatriciana

Bucatini all’Amatriciana

All’Amatriciana—go on, roll that “r” like they do in Italy—means a spicy pasta sauce of tomatoes and pancetta or bacon. Prego.

  • Quick Glance
  • 35 M
  • 1 H
  • 2