Craig Relyea, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Craig Relyea has tested.

Craig Relyea

Craig’s earliest cooking memories revolve around his Grandmother, who started him thinking about cooking and baking at quite a young age, but most of that cooking was simple, wholesome American comfort food. Before he retired, his work required a substantial amount of travel around the world, which provided for the opportunity to expand his palate and enjoy many new cuisines. Over time, cooking became a way to relax upon returning home, and he expanded his abilities through the years by taking various cooking classes that were offered by local chefs, and experimenting with new techniques, like sous vide. Craig moderates our glorious gaggle of recipe testers, who run our recipes through the gauntlet before they are posted online, to help ensure your enjoyment. While primarily a cook, he does dabble in baking cookies each winter holiday season to send the cookies his Gran used to make to all the family.

Two bowls of shrimp bisque on a white table

Shrimp Bisque

Creamy, easy, and can be made with ingredients in your fridge and pantry. You’re just a quick half-hour away from a wicked good meal.

Gingerbread biscuits on a gold-rimmed plate, flanked by two gold Christmas ornaments.

Gingerbread Biscuits

Want to party like the Earl of Grantham? These old-school gingerbread biscuits are very nearly the closest thing served at Downton Abbey.

Raspberry vodka lime soda in a pitcher with a large spoon, beside two full glasses, one empty glass, and and a dish of raspberries.

Raspberry Vodka and Lime Soda

A not-too-sweet little sipper, made with vodka and Chambord and garnished with fresh raspberries, this refresher perks up cocktail hour.

Rosemary buns with olive oil on a plate, all sprinkled with rosemary and sea salt.

Rosemary Buns with Olive Oil

Light and fluffy, with a gorgeous crust and a chewy interior, these buns are brushed with olive oil and sprinkled with rosemary and sea salt.

Lemon salmon piccata, 2 pieces, in a metal pan with slices of lemon, pan sauce, garnished with garlic and capers.

Lemon Salmon Piccata

Salmon piccata for 2 is a recipe for love–the love of good food, natch. A pan sauce of white wine, lemon, and capers provides the perfect finishing touch.