Sue Epstein, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Sue Epstein has tested.

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
A white cake stand of a pile of one-pot cocoa brownies, a glass of milk, on a white table

One-Pot Cocoa Brownies

“Could not have been easier.” “Perfect.” “A one-pot wonder!” That’s what folks are saying about these super simple cakey brownies.

  • 15 M
  • 55 M
  • 8
Grilled Greek Chicken

Grilled Greek Chicken

Fresh herbs and a squeeze of lemon lend this chicken its effusive Greek accent. A foolproof grilling technique makes it irresistible in any language.

  • 15 M
  • 55 M
  • 18
Two cardboard cups filled with lemon ice, one with a wooden spoon with of heap of ice on it

Lemon Ice

Much as we love ice cream, sometimes it’s just too darn hot and humid for something so sweet and sticky. Enter the lemon icey.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 7 H, 30 M
  • 10
Peach Cobbler

Peach Cobbler

“The finest peach cobbler that I have ever, or will ever, eat.” “WOW!” “An 11 out of 10.” “Magical.” That’s what folks are saying about this crazy easy peach cobbler.

  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 42
Fruit Sorbet

Easy Fruit Sorbet

Couldn’t be easier. Simply freeze puréed fruit, water, and sugar and you have sorbet. Any-flavor-you-want fruit sorbet. Best part? No ice cream maker required.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 3 H
  • 0
Big glass bowl of layers of vanilla wafer banana pudding topped with sliced bananas, Nilla wafers, and whipped cream

Vanilla Wafer Banana Pudding

Not a lot has changed since you last had this after-school classic. It’s still easy. It’s still quick. And it’s still gosh darned comforting as heck.

  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 8
Two beer can chickens sitting on cans of beer in aluminum tray, a tray of smolder wood chips nearby

Beer Can Chicken

A whole hen plunked unceremoniously on a can and cooked on the grill or in the oven. A tailgating classic that’s simple and perfect—even when you’re not tailgating.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 2
Homemade Pastrami

Homemade Pastrami

Pastrami. We consider it the other corned beef. We also consider it darn easy to make it yourself.

  • 45 M
  • 5 D, 7 H
  • 67
White bowl of fresh peas and mint

Fresh Peas with Mint

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

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 15 M
  • 2
Cinnamon Sugar

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.

  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 4
Pepper and Egg Sandwich

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.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 2
Basket of homemade bagels topped with sesame seeds and poppy seeds

Homemade Bagels

Bagels–true, chewy, malty bagels–aren’t just a New York thing. They’re easy to make at home and better than bagels you can buy from the freezer section.

  • 45 M
  • 12 H
  • 34