Adrienne Lee, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Adrienne Lee has tested.

A three-layer hummingbird cake with a cake server beside it.

Hummingbird Cake

This Southern classic is an oh so sweet and charming stack of pineapple, coconut, bananas, and pecans slathered with cream cheese frosting.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 20
A slab of orange and brown swirled brownie

Pumpkin Swirl Brownies

These pumpkin swirl brownies are just as outrageously rich as you’d expect thanks to pumpkin spice cheesecake colliding with a pan of chocolate fudge brownies.

  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 10
A black rectangular serving dish filled with slices of roasted squash with chile and honey, slices of roasted tofu, scallions, squeezed lime halves, and sesame seeds.

Roasted Squash with Chile and Honey

A little chile and honey elevate roasted squash to another dimension entirely. Trust us. This is not your typical roasted winter squash.

  • Quick Glance
  • 40 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 0
A salted caramel and pretzel cookie topped with flaked sea salt and pieces of pretzel.

Salted Caramel and Pretzel Cookies

Sweetly salty. Crunchy tender. Unexpectedly familiar. Simply complex. We confess, we’re dumbstruck by these little lovelies.

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  • 45 M
  • 2 H
  • 2
Two loaves of Hungarian coffee cake, one partially sliced to show swirled pattern inside.

Hungarian Coffee Cake

“Moist and rich and not too sweet and airy.” “Delicious, indulgent, adult- and kid-pleasing.” “Perfect.” That’s what folks are saying about this.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 4 H
  • 4
An omelet with chanterelles in a metal skillet with two chanterelle mushrooms lying beside the skillet.

Omelet with Chanterelles

Simple yet sophisticated in that way that only the French have with eggs. Lovely at any time of day. Preferably with a glass of white wine at your side.

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  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 0
A frosted apple cake on a sheet of wax paper that has been cut into 12 squares with a knife resting beside.

Frosted Apple Cake

A lightly spiced cake with chunks of tender apple that’s smothered in what folks are calling the perfect cream cheese frosting. Sigh.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
A white bowl filled with orzo with roasted vegetables, pine nuts, and fresh basil, and a wooden spoon.

Orzo with Roasted Vegetables

Essentially a dinner-worthy, clean-out-the-fridge pasta salad that’s impossibly simple to throw together yet stunningly impressive.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 50 M
  • 0
A glass mixing bowl filled with homemade nutella and a spatula rests inside the bowl

Homemade Nutella

No longer are you safe from temptation just because you summoned enough fortitude to skip the Nutella aisle at the store. Not safe at all.

  • 20 M
  • 30 M
  • 156
A blue and white bowl filled with melon and avocado salad with a bowl of pita beside it.

Melon and Avocado Salad

A combination of taste and textures that seems unconventional yet tastes so intuitive you’ll wonder why you haven’t tried it before.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 0
A white bowl partially filled with arugula pesto and a spoon resting in the pesto. A few arugula leaves scattered beside the bowl.

Arugula Pesto

A peppery riff on the classic Italian condiment that may even have improved upon tradition.

  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 2
A white baking dish with a piece of patterned parchment and 15 squares of coconut blondies.

Coconut Blondies

Sweet! Gooey! Easy! Yum! Those are just a few of the lovely things we’re hearing about these coconutty beauties. Taste for yourself.

  • 15 M
  • 35 M
  • 17
A spiced peach shortcake on a white plate with spiced peaches layered between two biscuit halves and topped with whipped cream.

Spiced Peach Shortcakes

Ethereally airy biscuits. Sweetly spiced stone fruits. This riff on classic shortcake swaps strawberries for the unexpected to really quite surprising and clamor-for-more effect.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 55 M
  • 0
A square of rustic cherry tart, topped with a dollop of whipped cream.

Rustic Cherry Tart

Purplish cherries sink into a rich, fragrant frangipane as they bake into sweet oblivion and contrast spectacularly with the crisp puff pastry crust. Sounds terrible, eh?

  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 2