Julie Dreyfoos, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Julie Dreyfoos has tested.

Julie Dreyfoos

As a young girl in Ohio, Julie was content to spend many a day baking cookies and pies and more with her godmother. This old-kitchen know-how came in handy years later when she ran a small catering company in South Florida and, more recently, while raising two boys in Seattle with her husband, Rob. She often entertains, pairing Washington wines with the latest trends in local Pacific Northwest cuisine, and she still has her very first cookbook, now part of her collection of more than 200 volumes. In life’s zigzag way, all those years of reading recipes and juggling pots and pans on the stovetop prepared her to become LC's Production Manager from 2010 to 2013.

Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Sophisticated palates accustomed to European-style cookies will swoon to this subtly sweet and slightly crumbly treat.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 25 M
  • 8
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Recipe

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

A classic, perfected. (Yes, we know, you’ve been promised this before by others. But we mean it.)

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 1 D, 1 H
  • 29
Hummingbird Cake

Hummingbird Cake

Sweet as nectar. That’s what we think of this Southern classic, a charming stack of pineapple, coconut, bananas, and pecans aplenty.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 16
Maple Syrup Snow

Maple Syrup Snow

Embrace your inner Laura Ingalls Wilder with this quaint, toffee-like sweet. Its provenance may be outdated, but its appeal transcends time.

  • Quick Glance
  • 35 M
  • 45 M
  • 29
Momofuku's Fried Chicken

Momofuku’s Fried Chicken

Everything about this flour-free fried bird is contrary to everything we know about fried chicken. Or think we know. That’s exactly what makes it so darn genius.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 35 M
  • 8
Sauteed Broccoli Rabe with Potatoes

Sautéed Broccoli Rabe with Potatoes

Rabe. Raab. Rapini. Call it what you will, but this mustardy green veggie of Italian descent is never better than when jumbled with sautéed garlic and crisped potatoes.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 50 M
  • 10
Ginger and Star Anise Braised Chicken

Star Anise and Ginger Braised Chicken

This simple, one-pot stovetop braise melds the intoxicating and inimitable aroma of soy, citrus, ginger, and star anise. But don’t take our word for it…

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 40 M
  • 22
Homemade Corned Beef

Homemade Corned Beef

Brisket gets a makeover of sorts when brined, going glam with a classy corned beef look that goes oh so well with a cold beer.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 5 D, 3 H
  • 130
Lobster Fra Diavolo Recipe

Lobster Fra Diavolo
 | Aragosta Fra Diavolo

This swanky pasta dish, gilded with chunks of sweet, sweet lobster and hints of finely chopped chile, lends a little extravagance to everyday spaghetti.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 10
Fork-Mashed Potatoes

Fork-Mashed Potatoes

These fork-mashed spuds are indulgence defined with their easy execution, deceptively rich taste, and lack of bowls and beaters to clean.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 30 M
  • 11
Cranberry Cosmopolitan

Cranberry Cosmopolitan

Pity the pilgrims. They hadn’t yet conjured this cranberry cosmo, which is a cinch to make and ensures Thanksgiving is a lot more tolerable. Sure beats mead.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 0
Cumin-Scented Carrots Recipe

Cumin-Scented Carrots

This goes-with-anything veggie side relies on pantry staples, comes together in 10 minutes, makes minimal cleanup, and lowers your husband’s cholesterol. You’re welcome.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 0
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