Virginia L., Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Virginia L. has tested.

A large bowl filled with grilled panzanella, with cherry tomatoes, torn bread, and basil leaves.

Grilled Panzanella Salad

This brashly untraditional panzanella grills the bread so you can dispense with waiting for stale bread. Still frugal. Still stunning. Still more than the sum of its parts.

  • (3)
  • 20 M
  • 45 M
  • 14
A bluebarb pie with one slice missing and two forks resting beside the pie.

Bluebarb Pie

Tart rhubarb collides with sweet blueberries to create some serious summer pie envy among strawberry rhubarb loyalists.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 3 H
  • 8
A glass of Vietnamese iced coffee, made with layers of sweetened condensed milk, coffee, and ice cubes with a coffee drip over it.

Vietnamese Iced Coffee ~ Ca Phe Sua Da

A simple, satiating, summery Vietnamese tradition known as ca phe sua da, this seductive classic is simply coffee, ice, and sweet, sweet, sweetened condensed milk. Here’s how to succumb at home.

  • (1)
  • 5 M
  • 15 M
  • 28
Five cranberry scones with two drizzled with white chocolate glaze on a parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet.

Cranberry Scones

Got leftover cranberries? Then you’ve got the fixings for these incredible scones that balance tart berries with sweet white chocolate and knee-wobblingly flaky pastry.

  • (2)
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 4
A parchment lined loaf pan filled with partially frosted small batch brownies and a wire whisk on the side.

Small Batch Brownies

These small batch brownies make just enough batter to fill a loaf pan so you don’t have an entire baking pan hanging around all week tempting you. Who loves you?!

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 2 H
  • 2
A slab of dulce de leche brownies with 5 brownies cut off

Dulce de Leche Brownies

Because fudge brownies just aren’t indulgent enough, we added an outrageously lovely swirl of caramel sauce. You’re welcome.

  • (1)
  • 10 M
  • 2 H, 45 M
  • 6
A slice of brownie tar heel pie on a white plate topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream

Tar Heel Pie ~ Brownie Pie

Known in some parts as tar heel pie, this ridiculously rich and gooey chocolate brownie pie is crazy easy to make—and just as easy to make disappear.

  • (2)
  • 45 M
  • 4 H
  • 4
Candied pecans scattered on a dark surface.

Candied Pecans

“Irresistible.” “The perfect combination of sweet, salt, spice, and crunch.” “We. Can. NOT. Stop. Eating. Them.” “Absolutely perfect.” That’s what we’re hearing about these candied pecans.

  • (12)
  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 26