Essentially a slightly tipsy cheesecake, this bourbon-enhanced eggnog pie is something we’re classifying as “holiday desserts for parties where people like to party.”
Tammori Petty, Recipe Tester
A list of all the recipes Tammori Petty has tested.
Momofuku’s Fried Chicken
This flour-free fried bird is contrary to everything we know about fried chicken. Or think we know. That’s exactly what makes it so darn genius.
A tarte Tatin is nothing more than a tart turned upside down, nothing less than pastry perfection. It’s a lot of caramely apple goodness atop a buttery crust.
A rustic galette can be charmingly misshapen yet loses none of its appeal—and is unspeakably easier to make than pie. And it’s still impressive. Pretty easy math.
Blackout Cake From Ebinger’s
Just like the much-ballyhooed chocolate blackout cake from Ebinger’s in Brooklyn, this one has the same pudding-like filling, the same tender chocolate crumb, and the same rich, rich frosting.
Kentucky Bourbon Cake
This Southern classic is like a pound cake given its decadent amount of butter and its tender crumb. But oh, baby, wait’ll you taste the bourbon glaze.
Banana Bread Muffins
“An absolute knockout!” “Wowzers!” “Incredibly moist.” “Just like banana bread.” That’s what our tough-to-please recipe testers are saying about this recipe.
Cinnamon is the solo act in this sophisticated but simple gelato. Creamy, indulgent, and complex tasting, this gelato is sure to become a new favorite.
Small Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies
Happiness can be found in this recipe that ended our search for the perfect small-batch chocolate chip cookie. Insanely perfect for when you need—need, not want—just a dozen.
Wine Poached Pears
How to explain these wine poached pears? “Divine elegance” comes to mind. Also, easy, vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, healthy, and lovely.
Crumpets with butter. How very English. And how very enticing according to everyone who’s tried this authentic homemade version.
Hungarian Cauliflower Soup ~ Karfiolleves
“Gorgeous!” “Satisfying and deceptively easy.” “A keeper.” That’s what folks are saying about this traditional Hungarian cauliflower soup.
Drunken Apple Cake ~ Kuchen Borracho
A boozy keeper of a cake, this recipe takes its title from a shot of rum, its compelling taste from ample butter, eggs, and cream, and its inimitable texture from layer after layer of apples.
French Potato Salad
This is not your mom’s potato salad recipe. It relies on tangy Dijon vinaigrette and soft-boiled eggs for dressing with runny yolks that spill into the salad to form an unparalleled richness.
Barbecue Beef Ribs
Minimal effort. Maximum return. These ribs seem like they were tended all night and day in the smoker. Yet mandate barely any effort with a slow spell in the oven or on the grill.
Forget the mixed nuts and nachos. This maple bacon is what we care to toss back while sipping a beer and
Scented with star anise, not overly sweet, and just 25 minutes from start to finish. Talk about our sorta summer dessert.
French Butter Cookies
Call them whatever you will. Breton butter cookies. French biscuits. Sables. We call them simply impossible to stop noshing.
Steamed Mussels in Beer
This simple summer crowd-pleaser has “easy entertaining” scrawled all over it. Just don’t forget the bottle opener.
Southern Peach Cobbler
This Southern peach cobbler is going to bring back a lot of memories. We consider it Southern charm.