These little lovelies contain sugar and spice and everything nice–including an oh-so-buttery oat streusel and a batter so enticing you’d never, ever guess it’s good for you.
Tracey G., Recipe Tester
A list of all the recipes Tracey G. has tested.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Crisps
Crisp as a cracker. Less sweet than a cookie. And certain to be safe from the kids as they have a distinct adult dark chocolate allure.
Chocolate Hazelnut Gelato
We’re food folks, not number crunchers. But perhaps our most favorite equation ever? Chocolate + hazelnuts = gianduia.
Wicked Good Chocolate–Peanut Butter Pudding
Not just a hit with kids, this chocolate and peanut butter pudding is rich, creamy, and pretty darn irresistible.
Whole Roasted Onions
Plonk unpeeled onions on a baking sheet. Shove in oven. Come back later for achingly sweet, tender, mellow oniony goodness. Accept accolades. See how easy that was?
Milkiest Chocolate Ice Cream
This irresistible scoop of the milkiest chocolate ice cream is like having a bar of fine Swiss chocolate on a spoon.
Yup. We went there. To that homemade Cheez-It place. Go ahead. Admit it. You’re awfully glad that we did.
Mexican Chocolate Pops
A little something dark and decadent to swoon over on a sultry summer afternoon. A little cinnamon- and cayenne-laced chocolate and cream never hurt anyone.
Brownie Ice Cream
The soul-satisfying collision of brownies and ice cream has been around since we were kids. In case you’ve ever wanted to recreate it at home, here’s the best way we know.
Spicy Eggs in Hell
Eggs in hell? It’s an edible incarnation of Dante’s inferno. Don’t worry, it’s far more fetching than that old grump would have you believe.
We love ice cream, but sometimes it’s too darn hot and humid for anything sweet and sticky. Enter the lemon ice, a bracingly crisp and tart refresher. The best part—no ice cream maker required!
Grand Central Bakery Jammers
What are jammers? They’re biscuits with jam spilling from their centers. The biscuits cradle the jam, so there’s jam and biscuit in every bite.
Thousand-Layer Chocolate Chip Cookies
Okay, these cookies may not contain literally a thousand layers, but they’re sufficiently flaky to make us stop counting. As one of our recipe testers exclaimed, “This is a very special cookie.”
Black Coffee Ice Cream
Know how every once in a while you taste something that’s so insanely satiating that a single spoonful pretty much satisfies? Nah, neither do we. Pass this ice cream, please.
An easy, foolproof, ever so slightly sweet corn bread that comes together as quickly as it disappears. Just watch it.
Butter Lettuce with Maytag Blue Cheese
Forget that wedge of iceberg beneath a glob of bottled blue cheese dressing. This lovely little salad is creamy yet sharp, rich yet acidic, classic yet blissfully unconventional.
Lemon Buttermilk Pudding Cake
Sweet-tart lemon infuses this soft pudding cake. On top is a sweet vanilla whipped cream. Lovely any time of year.
Fresh Peas with Mint
Is there anything that screams spring more than lightly buttered peas with a wee bit of mint on top? We think not.
Svelte Green Goddess Dip
This evocatively named dip isn’t the same as the one of yore. It’s got the same sumptuous taste, the same creamy texture, the same luminous color, just not the same calorie count.
Everyone who’s made this easy and show-stopping pancake is lauding it as the airiest, most perfect puffed pancake they’ve encountered. Sorta makes you want to experience it, yeah?