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 Stored Cucumbers 9 Different Ways and Found the Very Best Method
Because nothing is worse than a slimy, squishy cucumber.
May 19, 2023
We Tried 8 Methods of Cooking Bacon and the Winner Was Hands Down the Best
A lot of the methods were great, but only one rated a 10/10.
Mar 26, 2023
We Tried 7 Ways to Hard-Boil Eggs, and One Method Was the Clear Winner
We compared the time, texture, and peel-ability of each method, and the winner outshone them all.
Mar 16, 2023
We Tried 10 Methods for Making Extra-Crispy Tofu and the Winner Was Spectacular
It was also incredibly easy.
Jan 7, 2023
We Grilled Hot Dogs 6 Different Ways and the Winner Blew Us Away
A classic American summer wouldn’t be complete without long nights spent in the backyard chasing fireflies, making s’mores, sipping cooling drinks, and, yes, enjoying hot dogs fresh off the grill. When you’ve had a good grilled hot dog — juicy on the inside with a little char on the outside — you’ve experienced true savory bliss. But when you’ve had a not-so-good one — burnt, burst, shriveled, dried out, or undercooked — the letdown is huge.
Jul 28, 2021