Anya L., Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Anya L. has tested.

A platter of pickle-brined fried chicken with pieces of dill pickle, and a bottle of beer.

Pickle-Brined Fried Chicken

Pickle-brined fried chicken?! Oh yes we did! Folks are calling it fried chicken perfection. And you won’t want to skip the Sriracha honey dipping sauce.

  • (1)
  • 45 M
  • 5 H, 30 M
  • 2
A whole roast leg of lamb on a rimmed baking sheet with charred lemon slices surrounding the lamb.

Roast Leg of Lamb

Plain and perfect, that’s what we consider this simple roast lamb recipe. And in a shorter cooking time than usual and very little fuss.

  • (4)
  • 25 M
  • 2 H, 25 M
  • 12
A white enamel pot filled with turkey meatball soup.

Turkey Meatball Soup

This outrageously satiating riff on Italian wedding soup swaps traditional beef and pork meatballs for healthier ones made with turkey along with the lilt of lemon.

  • (2)
  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 4
An open plastic bag of homemade pancake mix with a mug for scooping and an ice cream scoop on the side for the batter.

Homemade Pancake Mix

Homemade buttermilk pancakes can be yours any day of the week thanks to a stash of this handy DIY pancake mix.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 9
A loaf of braided challah bread on a baking sheet with a serrated knife

Challah Bread

Rich, slightly sweet, and chewy in a good way, this stunner of a loaf is New York’s answer to France’s brioche.

  • (1)
  • 45 M
  • 4 H
  • 8
Two heads of roasted garlic--one in foil, one unwrapped--drizzled with oil on a cutting board

Roasted Garlic

Is there anything better than roasted garlic? We think not. Three ingredients. Almost no effort. And yet what results is both complex and versatile and knee-wobblingly lovely.

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  • 5 M
  • 1 H, 5 M
  • 2
A raspberry crostata--a rustic tart with the crust folded over a filling of raspberries--on a sheet of parchment

Raspberry Crostata

Sometimes a pie craving is just too strong to wait for a plate and fork and fussily crimping a top crust. Enter this easy peasy yet elegant crostata.

  • (1)
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 50 M
  • 2
A cheese-crusted grilled cheese that is layered top and bottom with crispy Parmesan cheese in a skillet

Cheese-Crusted Grilled Cheese

Because basic grilled cheese with its ooey gooey insides just didn’t seem indulgent enough, we coated the outside with Parmesan that crisps to a crisp, crunchy golden brown. You may never go back to the classic grilled cheese.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 0