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.
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
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
The Flourless Chocolate Cake from 101 Cookbooks Is a Tall, Crackly-Crusted Beauty
It gets its richness from olive oil.
Feb 6, 2023
We Tried 8 Methods for Crispy Brussels Sprouts and Found a Fuss-Free Winner
This is absolutely the best method for the crispiest, crunchiest, and most tender sprouts!
Jan 9, 2023
I Tried 4 Popular Beef Stew Recipes and the Winner Is a Cozy, Meaty Delight
I'll be making it again and again and again.
Jan 6, 2023
Ina Garten Uses a Key Ingredient to Make the Ultimate Beef Stew
It's not typical, but it makes a big difference.
Jan 5, 2023
Once Upon a Chef’s Beef Stew Is Rich, Complex, and Fuss-Free
It also skips the green peas.
Jan 4, 2023
Serious Eats’ Beef Stew Recipe Has Some Smart Tricks for Serious Umami Depth
All of the steps lead you to a great end result.
Jan 3, 2023
Delish’s Best-Ever Beef Stew Is Relatively Quick but Lacks Richness
It's more brothy than stew-y.
Jan 2, 2023
I Tested 4 Popular Shortbread Recipes and the Winner Is Absolutely Flawless
Spoiler: They're all good, but the winner is pure perfection.
Dec 23, 2022
Ina Garten’s Shortbread Recipe Is Crispy, Buttery Perfection
It doesn't even need the chocolate!
Dec 22, 2022
This 3-Ingredient Shortbread Is Delightfully Easy (and Delicious)
I will definitely be making this recipe again.
Dec 21, 2022