Susan Hall, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Susan Hall has tested.

Banana split nachos on a large baking sheet, garnished with almonds, cherries, and chocolate sauce.

Banana Split Nachos

Trisha Yearwood’s phenomenal take on sweet nachos will delight you and your guests. It’s basically all the best things, piled up on a big platter. Yum!

Cinnamon butter in a white bowl on a marble counter, with a spoonful of cinnamon next to it.

Cinnamon Butter

A sweet smear of cinnamon goodness never hurt anything. Biscuits, toast, muffins, anything else that needs a quick and easy upgrade.

A California breakfast quesadilla, cut into eight wedges on a plate with a bottle of hot sauce on the side.

California Breakfast Quesadilla

No matter when you wake up, sumptuously stuffed quesadillas will be your go-to. Add anything you like, extra cheese, jalapeños, pickled onions. Most important meal, indeed.

Two stacks of wedges of glazed lemon ginger shortbread.

Lemon Ginger Shortbread

Shortbread cookkies made with the warmth of ginger and the puckeriness of lemon are baked to buttery, crumbly magnificence.

A pot of homemade tagliatelle with grated Parmesan on top and a wooden spoon in the pasta.

Homemade Tagliatelle

Making pasta at home is much easier than you may think. This recipe walks you through making silken, tender tagliatelle that’s perfect for tossing and twirling with anything.

Five Portuguese deep-fried green beans standing in a white cup.

Portuguese Deep-Fried Green Beans

In Portugal, deep-frying beans is a long-standing tradition. Serve these peixinhos da horta as a starter, snack, or, as the Portuguese do, a side dish.

Three slices of classic French toast on a white plate with a pat of butter on top and a fork on the side.

Classic French Toast

This classic manner of putting stale bread to good use seems like anything but penance in this rightfully indulgent take.

Three slice of medium rare standing rib roast au jus on a cutting board

Standing Rib Roast with Jus

A sublime yet simple approach to cooking this most impressive roast. Certain to win friends and influence people—not to mention make phenomenal sandwiches the day after.

A floral-patterned plate topped with a piece of roast chicken with onion gravy around it and a fork, knife, and napkin on the side.

Roast Chicken with Onion Gravy

Roast chicken is pretty much perfect on its own but when it’s smothered in Julia Turshen’s onion gravy, we just can’t say no. You won’t be able to, either.

Korean-style sloppy joes made with shredded beef, topped with pickled red onion on a hamburger bun resting on a piece of parchment.

Korean-Style Sloppy Joes

Gochujang-spiced shredded beef topped with tangy pickled red onions. Easily one of the best things we’ve eaten in recent memory.

Squares of vanilla sheet cake with Swiss buttercream frosting and sprinkles on white plates with a coupe of Champagne in the background.

Vanilla Sheet Cake

Behold, Edd Kimber’s go-to sheet cake, complete with an utterly irresistible (and doable) Swiss meringue buttercream that you’re gonna wanna slather all over everything.

A partially sliced bacon-wrapped meatloaf on a rimmed baking sheet with a knife beside it and bay leaves scattered around it.

Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf

Rustic in appearance, homey in taste, and easy in the way it comes together, this comfort food classic is exactly what you’ve been craving.

Roasted potatoes with dill on a baking sheet.

Roasted Potatoes with Dill

A handful of cheap ingredients. The exact perfect temperature and timing. And a little patience, please, while spuds are elevated from simple to stellar.

Three avocado breakfast tacos with eggs, bacon, shallots, and chives with a bowl of salsa on the side.

Avocado Breakfast Tacos

Ditch your smoothie and instead indulge in these a.m. tacos loaded with cheesy scrambled eggs, avocado, and smoky chipotle salsa. #worthit

A browned fennel potato gratin, garnished with rosemary in an oval casserole dish with handles and a glass of white wine on either side of the dish.

Fennel Potato Gratin

“Oh my God.” “This may be the best potato gratin I have ever made.” “Easy to make and oh so creamy.” That’s what we’re hearing about this simple yet splurge-worthy side dish.