Anya L., Recipe Tester

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

A plastic bag filled with homemade pancake mix and cup resting in the mix and a wet ice cream scoop on the side.

Homemade Pancake Mix

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

A cheese crusted grilled cheese sandwich in a skillet.

Cheese-Crusted Grilled Cheese

Because some days ooey gooey grilled cheese insides just doesn’t seem indulgent enough. Se we coated the outside with cheese that would crisp to a golden brown.

A plate piled with homemade chicken strips and dishes of dipping sauce on the side.

Homemade Chicken Strips

“My new go-to chicken strips recipe, thanks to my kids’ saying ‘These are yummy!'” That’s what we’re hearing about this weeknight godsend.

A white enamel pot filled with turkey meatball soup.

Turkey Meatball Soup

This outrageously healthy—yet still satiating—riff on Italian wedding soup swaps traditional beef and pork meatballs for ones made with turkey. Indulgence with decency.

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.

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.

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.