Four ingredients and one simple technique that will leave everyone asking—maybe even demanding—you for more. A keeper of a side dish.
Susan Bingaman, Recipe Tester
A list of all the recipes Susan Bingaman has tested.
Chicken Apple Sausage
Seriously, it’s so easy to make your own sausage. Insanely easy. And holy heck, does it taste phenomenal. No meat grinder required.
Got leftover cranberries? Then you’ve got the fixings for these incredible scones that balance tart berries with sweet white chocolate and knee-wobblingly flaky pastry.
Easy Skillet Lasagna
Those days when meal planning goes south and weeknight weariness looms, simple salvation can be found in this easy skillet lasagna made with store-bought ravioli.
Essentially creamy easy cheesy side dish awesomeness., these are as welcome on weeknights as they are on holidays.
Quick bread. Tea cake. Spice bread. Whatever you call it, this recipe has pedigree–and you don’t need to know its geneology to know this. One taste tells all.
Chocolate Wacky Cake with Chocolate Frosting
The lack of eggs, butter, and dairy gives this wacky cake its name, but there’s nothing strange about the decadent flavor it delivers.
Giant Peanut Butter Cup
If you’re a peanut butter cup lover (and really, who isn’t?), then this is the dessert of your dreams. Creamy peanut butter filling is encapsulated by a milk chocolate shell. Enough said.
We find this lovely, albeit subtly flavored, little number to be one of the simpler pleasures in life. We think you’ll concur.
Blueberry Frozen Yogurt
No sugar. No creepy preservatives. Nothing but blueberries, plain yogurt, honey, lemon juice, purple smiles, and requests for seconds.
Brownies with Marshmallow Topping
These sassy brownies lack nothing in terms of the classic s’more and come together any time you have a craving. No campfire required.
Easy Queso Dip
Whether you prefer to dip, dunk, scoop, or smother, one thing is for certain. This is the dip you want to do it with.
Creamy French Chicken Stew
This simple chicken stew, which is chock-full of vegetables, chicken, and served in a light cream sauce, feels decadent but is surprisingly virtuous.
Creamy Pork and Egg Noodles
This umami-rich bowl of creamy comfort requires only one pan, is on the table in just 40 minutes, and utilizes a genius hack for creating a stroganoff-esque sauce.
Brown Butter Snickerdoodle Cake
A terrifically tasty cake, one that’s reminiscent of cinnamon rolls and snickerdoodle cookies. What are you waiting for? Your new favorite awaits!
These unconventional latkes are gonna rock your world. They’re lovely at all times of day and on all occasions.
Quick Cacio e Pepe
Dinner doesn’t get any easier or more elegant than pasta tossed with butter, olive oil, Parmesan and pecorino Romano cheeses, and dusted with lots of black pepper.
Spiced Maple Pecan Pie with Star Anise
Here’s a nifty little trick. Reduce maple syrup until sticky, infuse it with spice, and rely on it to impart its ridiculously intense essence to pecan pie.
This cauliflower gratin recipe from Dorie Greenspan is French comfort food, yet it wouldn’t be out of place on a distinctly American Thanksgiving table.
Cinnamon Toast Bars
Just like cinnamon toast. Except better. Your kids will worship you. So will your inner kid.