Elizabeth and Lena Alvarez, Recipe Tester

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

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.

  • (15)
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 62
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.

  • Quick Glance
  • 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.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 0
Three pieces of vegan baklava stacked on top of each other.

Vegan Baklava

We have a confession. This baklava is not the classic Greek ideal. Not at all. But that doesn’t seem to be stopping it from disappearing.

  • (1)
  • 45 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 8
A jar of homemade dish soap in a bowl with a spoon resting inside it.

Homemade Dish Soap

This natural alternative to overpriced, chemical-laden liquid dish soap is inexpensive, effective, and gentle on hands. Doesn’t get much more practical than that.

Glass jar with a cold and flu drink with a cinnamon stick, a spoon with ginger

Cold and Flu Elixir

Made with honey, ginger, apple cider vinegar, cinnamon, and cayenne, this sweet sipper is incomparably better than those blechy-tasting, over-priced, brand-name cold medicines.

  • (1)
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 4
Shaved root vegetable salad in a grey bowl with a fork and spoon resting inside.

Shaved Root Vegetable Salad

Elegant evidence that salad need not be reserved for warmer months. A stunner of a salad in which humble root vegetables are elevated with peppery greens, fried pancetta, and Parmesan.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 4