Elizabeth and Lena Alvarez, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Elizabeth and Lena Alvarez has tested.

Four glasses of different flavored almond milk.

Flavored Almond Milk

Your morning glass of almond milk just got a heck of a lot more compelling. Ostentatious even. And it takes all of a minute. Maybe even less.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 0
Three coconut popsicles in a dish filled with ice.

Coconut Popsicles

We dubbed these lovelies “stealthy healthy” cuz they’re creamy, satiating, unadulterated loveliness would never lead you to believe they’re actually healthy.

  • (2)
  • 10 M
  • 2 H
  • 16
A serving of cucumber and onion salad being lifted from a serving bowl with silver salad tongs.

Cucumber and Onion Salad

Blissfully simple. Outrightly old-fashioned. Sigh-inducingly cooling. Even righteously healthy. Say hello to your latest summer obsession.

  • (1)
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 25 M
  • 4
A purple plum torte with dripping juice on a baking pan, all on a cooling wrap

Plum Torte

One taste and you’ll understand why this is the most popular recipe from The New York Times. A new American classic.

  • (12)
  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 54
Vanilla and chocolate waffle cones on a white marble surface.

Waffle Cones

Sweet, rich, buttery, and oh so charming, these homemade waffle cones take very little time and far less effort than you’d ever expect. So worth it.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
A spoon resting in a dish of cornmeal drop-biscuit peach cobbler.

Peach Cobbler

“Magical.” “An 11 out of 10.” “The finest peach cobbler that I have ever, or will ever, eat.” “WOW!” That’s what folks are saying about this crazy easy peach cobbler.

  • (16)
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 64
A metal dish filled with vegan chocolate fudge swirl ice cream, as well as two bowls with gold spoons, one empty and one with a scoop of ice cream.

Vegan Chocolate Fudge Swirl Ice Cream

Tasting is one thing. Believing it’s vegan? Entirely another thing. You’ll never guess the ingredients in this surprise summer sleeper of a vegan ice cream.

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  • 30 M
  • 3 H, 50 M
  • 0
Baking sheet lined with parchment and covered with easy roasted carrots and onions with burnt edges

Easy Roasted Carrots

Four ingredients and one simple technique that will leave everyone asking—maybe even demanding—you for more. A keeper of a side dish.

  • (1)
  • 10 M
  • 55 M
  • 2
A grated carrot salad piled on a wooden cutting board with two lemon wedges.

Grated Carrot Salad

Yoohoo, you who’s trying to eat more healthfully, start cramming carrots in your pieholes with this satisfying little number.

  • (2)
  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 4
A white and blue bowl filled with spring vegetable stew with a spoon resting in the bowl.

Spring Vegetable Stew

We think of this recipe as jazz hands heralding the arrival of spring asparagus, peas, artichokes, and green all jumbled together. Lovely atop all that pasta you have on hand.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 0