Anya L., Recipe Tester

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

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.

  • 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.

  • 45 M
  • 4 H
  • 8
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.

  • 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
A bowl filled with baby greens on a white linen napkin. Part of a goat cheese crostini is on the edge of the bowl and the other part on the napkin

Warm Goat Cheese Salad

Baguette slathered with goat cheese and baked to toasty perfection with a can’t-mess-it-up vinaigrette and salad. Easy peasy.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 0
A platter of homemade chicken strips, with two lying beside the platter on a piece of wax paper, and two dipping sauces on the side.

Homemade Chicken Strips

“My new go-to chicken strips recipe, thanks to my kids’ saying ‘These are yummy!'” That’s the kind of raves we’re hearing about this quick, easy, weeknight-friendly recipe.

  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 9
A Dutch oven filled with a cherry tomato confit of Sun Gold cherry tomatoes, oil, and fresh basil leaves.

Cherry Tomato Confit

This cherry tomato confit is sweet and easy and a lovely way of preserving summer. Here’s how to make it.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 2
A white oval platter filled with sliced duck à l’orange, topped with sliced scallions and jalapenos, and drizzled with sauce.

Duck à l’Orange

Duck à l’orange gets a modern makeover in this sophisticated yet simple riff on a French classic thanks to the zingy addition of jalapeño, ginger, and scallions. Fusion food at its finest.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 4 H
  • 2
Turmeric Lemonade

Turmeric Lemonade

You’ve no doubt heard the hype about turmeric being anti-inflammatory and healing. But the reason this turmeric lemonade rocks our world is its beguilingly subtle collision of earthy and spicy and sweet.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
Flaps

Thin Pancakes

Thicker than crêpes, thinner than buttermilk pancakes, and lovely with toppings savory or sweet.

  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 2