Susan Hillery, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Susan Hillery has tested.

A plate with seven chocolate-ginger crinkle cookies

Chocolate Ginger Crinkle Cookies

The classic cookie benefits enormously from a hit of ginger here with these surprise sleeper hits of your Christmas season.

  • (11)
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 26
A white bowl filled with fregola salad with fresh citrus and red onion and mint leaves on a woven placemat.

Fregola Salad with Citrus and Red Onion

Fregola is a toasted semolina pasta with a nutty flavor that’s very popular in Sardinia. This salad includes orange, grapefruit, onion, and herbs.

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  • 25 M
  • 40 M
  • 0
Roasted Caramelized Root Vegetables

Roasted Caramelized Root Vegetables

Sometimes it’s a relief to take a respite from veggie side dishes that are overcomplicated to put together or overwrought with additional ingredients. Sometimes it’s nice to simply revel in the innate goodness of the simplest incarnation of something.

  • (1)
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 25 M
  • 6
A bowl of sesame-peanut noodles coated in peanut sauce, topped with sesame seeds, chopsticks on the side

Sesame-Peanut Noodles

These gooey, slurpy, peanut butter-y wonders are the true test of a Chinese restaurant’s worthiness. Although now you don’t have to leave it to chance. You can simply make them at home.

  • (3)
  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 6
Triangular piece of Greek baklava, with layers of filo or phyllo dough filled with chopped walnuts, drizzled with honey on a black plate

Greek Baklava

Impossibly thin sheets of phyllo, or filo, are layered between a filling of sugar, honey, ground walnuts, cinnamon, and butter. What could be more irresistible?

  • (1)
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 14
A cut streusel-topped date muffin slathered with butter on a decorative plate

Date Muffins

A rich, sticky, toffee-pudding-inspired muffin topped with streusel. Mmmmmm.

  • (3)
  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 10
Cauliflower Couscous

Cauliflower “Couscous”

This recipe is a game changer for those reticent to try cauliflower. Seriously. They—or you—won’t even recognize it.

  • (5)
  • 35 M
  • 35 M
  • 15