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.

Grilled Pork Loin Recipe

No more standing idly by as the pork chops you tossed on the grill toughen into leathery dryness. Nope. Not with this clever trick that cooks a whole pork loin and then slices it into chops after it’s pulled off the heat.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 15 H, 30 M
  • 19

Lamb Chops Recipe With Cilantro and Mint Sauce

These lamb chops have a nifty little trick that works wonders at putting dinner on the table pronto while banishing boredom.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 30 M
  • 9

Homemade Corned Beef Recipe

Brisket gets a makeover of sorts when brined and turned into corned beef. It goes just as well with beer as it does cabbage.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 5 D, 3 H
  • 170

Maple Syrup Snow Recipe

Embrace your inner Laura Ingalls Wilder with this quaint, toffee-like candy made by drizzling maple syrup onto fresh snow. Its provenance may be outdated, but its appeal transcends time.

  • Quick Glance
  • 35 M
  • 45 M
  • 29

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

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

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
  • 20

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
  • 10

Sautéed Broccoli Rabe with Potatoes

Rabe. Raab. Rapini. Call it what you will, but it’s never better than when jumbled with sautéed garlic and crisped potatoes.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 50 M
  • 10

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

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

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

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

Eggplant Caponata

Eggplant, celery, fennel, zucchini, onion, tomatoes, olives, raisins, and pine nuts, oh my! Sicilian heaven in the form of a pleasingly tart side dish of sorts.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 3 H
  • 6
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