Denise McCormick, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Denise McCormick has tested.

A metal skillet filled with easy skillet lasagna and garnished with basil leaves.

Easy Skillet Lasagna

Those days when meal planning goes south and weeknight weariness looms, simple salvation can be found in this easy skillet lasagna made with store-bought ravioli.

A pink bowl filled with lemon garlic shrimp pasta with a fork resting inside.

Lemon Garlic Shrimp Pasta

This easy meal of tender bucatini pasta all tangled up with sautéed shrimp and a lemony garlic butter sauce is on the table in just 30 minutes. You’re welcome.

A rectangular easy mixed berry snacking cake with one piece cut from it and blueberries on the side.

Easy Mixed Berry Snacking Cake

This mixed berry snacking cake comes together in one bowl and couldn’t be easier. We’ve already committed the recipe to memory.

A giant peanut butter cup on a plate, cut into 15 wedges.

Giant Peanut Butter Cup

If you’re a peanut butter cup lover (and really, who isn’t?), then this is the dessert of your dreams. Creamy peanut butter filling is encapsulated by a milk chocolate shell. Enough said.

A raspberry almond crumble cake, with a slice on its side on a circle of parchment paper

Raspberry Almond Crumble Cake

This pretty cake is so simple to make and so darn delicious that we see no point in waiting until dessert to enjoy it. Bring on breakfast.

Morning buns on small white plates, on a table with a coffee pot, a cream pitcher, and a coffee cup.

Morning Buns

Buttery, cinnamon and orange flavored, and rolled in sugar, these fluffy buns are a serious reason to get out of bed. Get ready to fall in love!

Spaghetti Bolognese in a large metal skillet, being served with tongs, on a wooden table.

Spaghetti Bolognese

Often the first sauce we think of when we think of pasta–Bolognese is a rich, meaty, tomatoey sauce that is as comforting as it is satiating.

A glass bowl filled with Brussels sprouts hash with chunks of pancetta, Brussels sprouts, and potatoes.

Brussels Sprouts Hash

Who says Brussels sprouts aren’t comfort food? When roasted with potatoes and pancetta, nearly anything becomes a comfort, we say.

A cut sheet pan taco bake in a rimmed sheet pan topped with pico de gallo and sour cream.

Sheet Pan Taco Bake

Taco meets casserole in this clever and crowd-pleasing approach to perfectly seasoned tacos.

A close-up of 3 raspberry ripple ice cream in waffle cones.

Vegan Raspberry Ripple Ice Cream

Vanilla and raspberry vegan ice cream means that everybody’s summer time dreams are answered–creamy, cool, tangy, and sweet, it’s all here. Cones not included.

A slab of barbecued beef back ribs cut into individual ribs.

Barbecued Beef Back Ribs

These barbecued beef back ribs are robustly meaty, modestly spicy, knee-wobblingly tender, and ridiculously easy. And a rub that’s so good you might not want any sauce.

A white oval platter holding a bowl of dill dip with potato chips beside it.

Dill Dip with Potato Chips

This dip is creamy for sure, but it’s really all about the dill. Loads of fresh, green, herby dill. As much as we love potato chips, try it on everything.

A rectangular blueberry mascarpone tart with one slice cut from the end and a bowl of blueberries on the side.

Blueberry Mascarpone Tart

Quite possibly the best mingling of blueberries, lemon, mascarpone cheese, and pastry to ever grace a dessert table. We swear it’s going to make you a legend among friends.

A cast-iron skillet filled with asparagus frittata on a wooden table with a fork on the side.

Asparagus Frittata

When spring is in the air, or if you just wish it was, this beguiling asparagus frittata will make your heart go pitter-patter.

Korean-style sloppy joes made with shredded beef, topped with pickled red onion on a hamburger bun resting on a piece of parchment.

Korean-Style Sloppy Joes

Gochujang-spiced shredded beef topped with tangy pickled red onions. Easily one of the best things we’ve eaten in recent memory.

Braised pork with red wine sauce in a Staub Dutch oven.

Wine-Braised Pork Shoulder

An easy toss-it-in-the-oven-and-forget-about-it sorta dish that’s still gonna make everyone ooh and aah at the dinner table for its tender, wine-imbued spectacularness.

Four pumpkin swirl cheesecake bars on a white surface.

Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake Bars

Pumpkin pie. Cheesecake. And no, that’s not a choice you have to make. You get both. You’re welcome. (New Thanksgiving tradition, anyone?)