Sue Epstein, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Sue Epstein has tested.

Four glasses of michelada on a wooden board with a lime wedge in between them.

Michelada

The customary morning-after equivalent of a Bloody Mary in Mexico—except this is lighter, less tomato-y, and all around lovelier.

A platter of fried artichokes on paper with lemon wedges.

Fried Artichokes ~ Carciofi Fritti

Simple is often best. And any time you want shatteringly crisp fried artichokes that are soul-sighingly tender is a good time for this simple recipe.

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A green bowl filled with sautéed bacon, mushrooms, and lentils with a whole piece of bacon on top.

Sautéed Bacon, Mushrooms, and Lentils

It may seem criminal to bathe the walloping nutrition of lentils and mushrooms in anything but wholesomeness, but there’s something to be said for quality of life. Hello, bacon!

  • (10)
  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 42
White bowl of fresh peas with mint

Fresh Peas With Mint

Is there anything that screams spring more than lightly buttered peas with a wee bit of mint on top? We think not.

  • (1)
  • 10 M
  • 15 M
  • 4
A light-blue gravy boat filled with svelte green goddess dip

Svelte Green Goddess Dip

This evocatively named dip isn’t the same as the one of yore. It’s got the same sumptuous taste, the same creamy texture, the same luminous color, just not the same calorie count.

  • (2)
  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 7
A log of lemon horseradish butter with three slices cut from in on a piece of wax paper with a knife beside it.

Lemon Horseradish Butter

Slather, schmear, and otherwise anoint all manner of things with this nifty flavored butter. Mmmm. Butter.

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 2
Three Passover brownies stacked on top of each other on a white plate.

Passover Brownies

Whether you’re observing Passover or simply having a tricky time finding flour, these flour-less brownies will satisfy with their ever so slightly crumbly outside and splendiferously fudgy inside.

  • (3)
  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 10
A pepper and egg sandwich on a wooden table with pieces of pepper and onion falling out.

Pepper and Egg Sandwich

Just like mom made. That’s what we’re hearing from folks who grew up hoovering this classic, quick, easy, cheap Italian staple any and all times of day.

  • (6)
  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 22
Sheets of homemade matzoh in a metal basket.

Homemade Matzoh

This recipe for thin, crisp matzoh couldn’t be simpler and, natch, tastes incomparable to the stuff you buy in a box.

  • (25)
  • 30 M
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  • 119
A person holding a glass mug of cinnamon tea on a white plate.

Cinnamon Tea

Sorta amazing what loveliness can be wrought from just a stick of cinnamon and some hot water. So simple. So soothing.

  • (1)
  • 5 M
  • 20 M
  • 4