Trudy Ngo-Brown, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Trudy Ngo-Brown has tested.

A yellow Dutch oven filled with white bean and chicken chili, topped with pieces of bacon.

White Bean and Chicken Chili

Stop your scoffing. This may not be conventional chili, but it’s no sissy imposter. It’s just a little subtler, soupier, and smokier.

A brown and white pottery bowl filled with bucatini all'Amatriciana, topped with pecorino and parsley.

Bucatini all’Amatriciana

All’Amatriciana—go on, roll that “r” like they do in Italy—means a spicy pasta sauce of tomatoes and pancetta or bacon. Prego.

A blue enamel roast pan with a maple roast chicken, trussed and stuffed with lemon halves, sitting on a bed of fingerling potatoes.

Maple Roast Chicken

Pancakes are swell, but breakfast doesn’t have an exclusive on maple syrup. Especially not when this maple roast chicken is in the house.

A wire rack on a piece of parchment, with 3 croquettes madame muffins sitting on top.

Croque Madame Muffins

A nifty little ooh- and aah-inducing riff on the classic croque madame that’s perfect to assemble ahead of time for big batch brunches.

Bobby Flay's barbecue sauce being poured from a pot into a white bowl.

Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Sauce

This sweet and spicy little number wooed us from our very first spoonful, banishing bottled barbecue sauce forever from our pantries.

A chicken meatball on a slider bun with a toothpick skewered through it.

Chicken Meatballs

These subtly flavored, relatively healthful (shhhh!) sliders are the sleeper hit at The Meatball Shop. Not hard to understand why.

Four Mexican chocolate pops in colored bowls in a tray of ice.

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.

Four scoops of blueberry frozen yogurt in a wooden bowl with a spoon resting beside it.

Blueberry Frozen Yogurt

No sugar. No creepy preservatives. Nothing but blueberries, plain yogurt, honey, lemon juice, purple smiles, and requests for seconds.

Seven squares of raspberry cheesecake brownies on a metal sheet pan.

Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies

A swoon-inducing collision of creamy cheesecake, cakey brownie, and sweetly tart raspberries. Sorta makes you want to stop reading and start baking, yeah?

A platter of quartered roasted potatoes on the grill, seasoned with pepper and rosemary.

Roasted Potatoes on the Grill

Now you can indulge your craving for roast potatoes when it’s sweltering outside without heating up the entire kitchen. You’re welcome.