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.

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 Its provenance may be outdated, but its appeal transcends time.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
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…

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  • 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
  • 126
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.

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  • 10 M
  • 30 M
  • 11
Baja-Style Tempura Fish Tacos

Baja-Style Tempura Fish Tacos

Relax with these crunchy-tender fish tacos filled with a kicky cabbage slaw and sweet-tart mango-banana salsa. Think flip-flops and a beer—all year long.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 4
Carrot-Zucchini Bread

Carrot-Zucchini Bread with Candied Ginger

Flecks of brilliant orange and green bejewel this not-so-common quick bread, but what adds a royal je ne sais quoi is the robust bursts of candied ginger.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 10
Blackberry Apple Brown Betty

Blackberry and Apple Brown Betty

We don’t know who this Betty person is, but her brown Betty recipe is just the sort of sassy, sweet-tart dessert that’s perfect for early autumn.

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  • 20 M
  • 30 M
  • 10
Creme Fraiche Potato Salad Recipe

Creme Fraiche Potato Salad

A British take on potato salad that’s both simple and sublime, this summery staple draws on the tart richness of creme fraiche and the pucker of lemon.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 1
Spaghetti with Raw Tomato Sauce Recipe

Spaghetti with Raw Tomatoes

Summer at its simplest, not to mention it’s most splendid, seeing as how five minutes of effort yields a meal that rivals round-trip tickets to Italy.

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  • 5 M
  • 20 M
  • 13
Japanese Cucumber Salad Recipe

Japanese Cucumber Salad

Simple. Surprising. Spunky. Just what we look for in a summer salad. Just what we found in this jumble of cucumbers, vinegar, and ginger.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 6
Grilled Pork Chops and Peaches

Grilled Country Pork Chops with Bourbon-Basted Grilled Peaches

What makes these grilled pork chops special is grilled peaches. They lend a flavor boost, amping up their natural sugar and complementing the chops.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 D, 2 H
  • 8
Grilled Lamb Chops with Cilantro-Mint Sauce

Lamb Chops with Cilantro-Mint Sauce

Is anything more alluring than watching your loved one gnaw a chop, coveting every last iota of lamb goodness? We think not.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 30 M
  • 7
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