Terry S., Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Terry S. has tested.

Honey-Ginger Apple Tarts

Apples, walnuts, and a drizzle of honey give these croustades, or tarts, their outrageously autumnal flair. The crispy, flaky pastry isn’t bad, either.

A stack of buttermilk pancakes on a white plate with a pat of butter on top and syrup running down the sides.

Buttermilk Pancakes

Got buttermilk? Then you’re halfway to a pile of tender and fluffy pancakes. Breakfast-for-dinner never sounded so good.

A sticky bun topped with caramel and pecans on a plate, with more sticky buns in the background.

Sticky Buns

King Arthur Baking knows a thing or three about dough. Their recipe for gooey, cinnamon-sugared sticky buns proves it.

An oval bowl filled with braised pork in red chile sauce with a spoon resting on the side and a stack of tortillas and dried peppers on the side.

Braised Pork in Red Chile Sauce

Our testers were smitten with this perfectly smoky and not-in-your-face spicy pork in red chile sauce from chef Rosa Martinez. It’s a cinch to make. And a pleasure to make disappear.

Whipped Swiss meringue buttercream with flecks of vanilla.

Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Seductive in that way that only butter and sugar can be, this satiny smooth Swiss meringue buttercream may make you swear off every other frosting recipe. And it’s easy to make. We show you how.

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.

Three stacks of chewy molasses cookies on a white marble cake stand.

Chewy Molasses Cookies

The holidays incarnate. That’s what these cookies are to us. They’re magnificently and traditionally spiced and are crinkly and chewy. All in the best possible sort of way.

A white bowl filled with Creole shrimp and grits, with a spoon above the bowl with a shrimp in it.

Creole Shrimp and Grits

Tanya Holland gives us Southern comfort food with Big Easy flair. That’s what we think of these perfectly spiced shrimp swimming in a slightly spicy sauce with ample cheesy grits to soak it all up.