Ann Taylor Pittman

Ann Taylor Pittman is an independent food writer and recipe developer. Prior to freelance life, she built a career of creating healthy recipes at Cooking Light magazine, where she worked for 20 years. She is the recipient of two James Beard Foundation Awards. Ann lives in Birmingham, Alabama, with her husband, their 15-year-old twin boys, one big dog, and one little dog.
The Best Way to Store Asparagus (I Tested 7 Methods!)
The winner tastes like it's fresh from the store.
Apr 25, 2024
We Tried 6 Famous Vanilla Cakes, and the Winner Forever Changed the Way I’ll Bake Birthday Cake
It has the richest, deepest vanilla flavor.
Apr 11, 2024
I Tried 7 Ways of Storing Grapes and the Winner Was Ridiculously Effective
They were “pristine” for over two weeks!
Mar 14, 2024
I Tried 6 Ways of Storing Garlic and Said Goodbye to Green Sprouts Forever
The cloves stayed perfect for over a month.
Feb 26, 2024
I Tried the Internet's Most Popular Chocolate Cake and It's My New Go-To
It’s worth the thousands of five-star reviews.
Feb 25, 2024
I Tried 6 Famous Chocolate Cake Recipes, and the Winner Is Worth the Hype
It's hands-down the best I've ever had.
Feb 8, 2024
We Tried 7 Methods for Storing Bananas and Found a Clear Winner
We're never going back.
Jan 10, 2024
Carla Hall's "Luxuriously Creamy" Mac and Cheese Is a Perfect 10/10
After years of testing, I finally found my perfect recipe.
Dec 29, 2023
We Tried 6 Ways to Hack Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls
They truly blew us away.
Dec 23, 2023
We Tried 8 Methods of Cooking Bacon and Found an Absolute Winner
Skills Showdown
A lot of the methods were great, but only one rated a 10/10.
Nov 27, 2023
We Tried 6 Ways of Making Flaky Pie Crust and Found an Absolute Winner
Your Thanksgiving pie will thank you.
Nov 19, 2023
I Tried 4 Famous Ways of Making Banana Pudding, and the Winner Swept Them All
It’s not what you probably think.
Nov 18, 2023
We Tried 6 Ways of Cooking Mac & Cheese, and the Winner Swept Them All
The crunchy cheese cracker topping took it over the top.
Oct 28, 2023
We Tried 7 Ways of Storing Potatoes and the Winner Outlasted Them All For Months
Here’s to the humble, dependable spud. It has to be one of the top kitchen staples of all time, loved for its versatility — giving us creamy mashes, comforting hashes, cheesy gratins, crisp fries, crunchy chips, fluffy bakes to load with butter and sour cream, and much more. We tend to take this kitchen stalwart for granted, stashing it in the pantry with little care and expecting it to be there at our beck and call. But that doesn’t always pan out.
Oct 16, 2023
I’ve Baked Hundreds of Chocolate Chip Cookies — These Are the Best I’ve Ever Had
One forgotten pantry ingredient makes all the difference.
Sep 30, 2023
I Baked the Internet's 6 Most Popular Chocolate Chip Cookies
And the winner was the best I've ever had.
Sep 26, 2023
We Tried 5 Ways of Making Egg-in-a-Hole and the Winner Was Breakfast Bliss
No matter what you call it, this is the ONLY way you should be making it!
Sep 12, 2023
We Tried 5 Tricks for Peeling Eggs and Found a Clear Winner
Skills Showdown
We also discovered a few fun party tricks.
Aug 21, 2023
I Tested the Internet's Fave Key Lime Pie Recipes and the Winner Blew Me Away
Determining a winner came down to tiny details.
Aug 19, 2023
The Only Way to Store Blueberries
The best way to store blueberries takes just a couple of steps and will make sure your produce stays fresh for weeks!
Jun 28, 2023
I Finally Found the Vanilla Frosting of My Dreams
It’s extra fluffy and creamy.
Jun 8, 2023
This One Underrated Pantry Ingredient Is Key to Making Way Better Cupcakes
The nostalgia factor was a 10/10.
Jun 7, 2023
For Gorgeous, Bakery-Style Confetti Cupcakes, This Is Your Recipe
It’s all about the frosting.
Jun 6, 2023
These One-Bowl Confetti Cupcakes Are the Easiest I’ve Ever Made
They’re also secretly vegan!
Jun 5, 2023
I Tried 4 Popular Sticky Bun Recipes and the Winner Is the Best I’ve Ever Eaten
It’s the only recipe you’ll ever need.
May 22, 2023
I Tried Flour Bakery’s Famous Sticky Bun Recipe and It’s Honestly Flawless
The abundance of caramel “goo” is next level.
May 21, 2023
This Surprising Ingredient Combo Makes These 5-Star Sticky Buns Extra Soft and Fluffy
The recipe is also delightfully easy to make.
May 20, 2023
These Double-Caramel Sticky Buns Have Major Crème Brûlée Vibes
The secret: deeply toasted sugar.
May 19, 2023
I Tried the Most Popular Sticky Bun on the Internet and I Get the Hype
They’re like cinnamon rolls cranked up to a thousand.
May 18, 2023
We Tried 6 Ways of Making Hollandaise and the Winner Delivers the Creamiest, Dreamiest, and Easiest Sauce
It takes less than 5 minutes but tastes like it’s ​​masterfully prepared by a Michelin-starred chef.
Apr 7, 2023
We Tried 6 Ways of Cooking Spiral-Cut Ham and the Winner Was a Juicy, Flavorful Showstopper
There are quite a few ways to make a good ham, but what exactly is the best way? We set out to find out for sure.
Mar 16, 2023
I Tried 4 Recipes for Flourless Chocolate Cake
The winner was over-the-top indulgent and easy to make.
Feb 10, 2023
King Arthur’s Flourless Chocolate Cake Delivers Over-the-Top Perfection
All I can say is "wow."
Feb 9, 2023
Gourmet’s Flourless Chocolate Cake Has Been a Winner for Over 25 Years
The overall effect is like an impossibly moist, incredibly rich brownie.
Feb 8, 2023
Gimme Some Oven’s Flourless Chocolate Cake Calls for Just 3 Ingredients
It's luxuriously rich and decadent.
Feb 7, 2023