Lisa O., Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Lisa O. has tested.

Cardamom and Cashew Cookies Recipe

Cardamom and Cashew Cookies

Magically delicate and nuanced cookies that satisfy the little kid cookie craving in an adult sorta way.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 10
Cracklins Recipe

Cracklins

Yup. You can make your own chunks of porcine indulgence with nothing more than thickly sliced bacon and a sturdy skillet.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 45 M
  • 8
Sweet and Spicy Taco Recipe

Sweet and Spicy Tacos

Who needs those spice packets? There’s ample zing in these slightly citrusy tacos to be both sassy and sophisticated.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 8
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Crisp at the edges, chewy in the center, and (sorta) wholesome through and through, these are a revelatory riff on the classic.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 40 M
  • 24
Chili Butter

Chili Honey Butter

Sweet, spicy, and just a little sassy. That’s what we think of this sensational synthesis of everyday ingredients. Slather it at will.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 4
Grilled Sausage Sandwich

The Man Sandwich

Let’s pretend, just for a moment, that we don’t mind stereotypes, shall we? Though this sammie can still make The Woman hungry.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 35 M
  • 4
Wheat Beer Chicken Recipe

Wheat Beer Roasted Chicken

This is one besotted bird. As in blotto. Blitzed. Buzzed. Boozy. Not that we’re complaining. Nope. Not at all.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 4
Bacon and Cheese Scones

Bite-Size Bacon and Cheese Scones

Cute as a button, and not much bigger, these buttery, bacony scones are the most diminutive and darned good baked thing we’ve had in recent memory.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 45 M
  • 21
Whole Milk Ricotta Cheesecake

Ricotta Cheesecake from Rome’s Jewish Quarter

This is prettier and more puddinglike than we’re accustomed to in a cheesecake. But no complaints here. None whatsoever.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 24
Sweet Potato Wedges

Sweet Potato Wedges

These subtly spiced, lightly crisped sweet potato wedges will have everyone clamoring for more–and, we dare say, no one guessing they’re healthful.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 35 M
  • 11
Cornmeal-Bacon Waffles with Thyme Infused Maple Syrup Recipe

Cornmeal-Bacon Waffles with Thyme-Infused Maple Syrup

Ever done a face-plant in a stack of waffles? Neither had we–until this recipe. We have a hunch you’re going to want to know them up close and personal, too.

  • Quick Glance
  • 40 M
  • 1 H
  • 25
Game Day Chili

Game Day Chili

With apologies to the politically correct, the froufrou, girlie-girl semblance of this recipe is just a guise. Trust us. It’s an unadulterated, manly man’s chili.

  • Quick Glance
  • 35 M
  • 1 H, 50 M
  • 23
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