Anna Scott, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Anna Scott has tested.

Anna Scott

Anna Scott has been an LC recipe tester since December 2010. Her love of food was inspired by her father, who taught her that a meal isn’t just the act of eating, but rather an experience that involves all of the senses—the presentation on the plate, the warm smell of the kitchen, the lively conversations at the dinner table, and the texture of the bread that you break. A Le Cordon Bleu graduate, she now works as a personal chef in Atlanta and is writing her first cookbook, which will focus on seasonal meals and incorporating mise en place into your everyday cooking repertoire.

A casserole dish of baked mac and cheese with carrots.

Mac and Cheese with Carrots

Simple and, yes, a little sneaky, this kid-friendly, fuss-free, casserole-like mac and cheese melds Cheddar and carrot to healthful effect.

Four scoops of blueberry frozen yogurt in a wooden bowl with a spoon resting beside it.

Blueberry Frozen Yogurt

No sugar. No creepy preservatives. Nothing but blueberries, plain yogurt, honey, lemon juice, purple smiles, and requests for seconds.

A white oval serving platter filled with carrot ribbon salad and garnished with cilantro leaves.

Carrot Ribbon Salad

We’re declaring this easy, healthy salad of carrots, cilantro, and toasted cumin vinaigrette your summer go-to salad.

A scoop of easy strawberry icebox cake on a white plate with sliced strawberries and a glass baking dish with the rest of the cake beside it.

Easy Strawberry Icebox Cake

When we described this classic strawberry icebox cake as easy, we weren’t kidding. A quick strawberry puree is layered with whipped cream and vanilla wafers and you’re done. Easiest dessert ever.

A sliced steak chimichurri with a gravy boat filled with chimichurri on the side.

Steak Chimichurri

Chimichurri-induced happiness can be yours with this foolproof, fuss-free, Argentine-approved answer to what’s for dinner.

A white oval platter topped with sherry-braised chicken with artichoke hearts

Sherry-Braised Chicken with Artichoke Hearts

Every bit as comforting and satisfying now as it was 60 years ago, this classic recipe marries tender braised chicken, artichoke hearts, and mushrooms with a sherry and vermouth sauce.

Five sweet potato patties stacked on a plate with a dollop of crème fraîche on top and a fork on the side.

Sweet Potato Patties

Prepare to be wowed by these crispy panko-crusted mashed sweet potato cakes. We certainly were.

a white casserole dish of roasted fennel with rye crumble

Roasted Fennel with Rye Crumble

Getting your five servings of vegetables per day is easy when you can feast on tender caramelized fennel that’s smothered in toasted rye-Parmesan crumble.

A slice of orange, olive oil, and poppyseed cake with sliced strawberries on the side on a white plate

Orange, Olive Oil, and Poppyseed Cake

We can’t stop singing the praises of this stunning dessert that tops a rich, citrusy olive oil cake with balsamic macerated strawberries and whipped cream. We bet you won’t be able to stop, either.

A plate of porcini beef ragu

Porcini Beef Ragu

We’ve discovered the secret to making next-level ragu sauce. Dried mushrooms. Go on. See for yourself.

Three Champagne cocktails with a Champagne cork an a plate of sugar cubes beside the drinks.

Champagne Cocktail

The quintessential something to sip at an elegant soirée, a large party, or just because it’s a random Tuesday night.

Black-eyed peas, spinach, red onion, and red pepper on a white plate.

Black-Eyed Peas with Spinach

After trying this Southern good-luck charm of black-eyed peas, we say forget the luck. Just pass more of these peas, please.

Arugula, pear, and blue cheese salad on three plates, beside glasses of water, forks, and a salt shaker.

Arugula Salad with Pear and Blue Cheese

Peppery greens, creamy blue cheese, and crisp pear are jumbled together with a sweetly nutty vinaigrette that’s so delicious you may just catch folks licking the plate.