Greg Crawford, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Greg Crawford has tested.

Greg Crawford is a career business writer who took his mother’s words of wisdom, delivered when he was a teenager, to heart: If you can read, you can cook. And he’s been doing it ever since. He has attended many cooking classes over the years…the best ones being those in which you eat what you make! Until about six years ago, he focused on cooking and didn’t really do any baking but that’s changed and today, he has become known among his friends as the guy who makes the goodies. He loves cooking for others and says the power of breaking bread together is real. Being a Leite’s tester has given him the opportunity to try recipes he otherwise probably wouldn’t. And most times, they turn out great!

Citrus soy chicken skewers on a plate of lettuce, with a bowl of peanut dipping sauce.

Citrus Soy Chicken Skewers

Everyone loves food on sticks, right? Easier to eat, less messy, and just more fun. Garlic, ginger, chicken, lemongrass, and peanut sauce makes it even better.

A no-knead Italian bread loaf, topped with sesame seeds on a black floured surface with a bowl of oil, brush, bowl of sesame seeds, and an eggshell lying beside it.

No-Knead Italian Bread

No-knead Italian bread that’s rustic, crusty, and easy as heck. The hardest part is the waiting, so plan accordingly. But believe us when we tell you that it’s absolutely worth it.

A large bowl filled with jerk spiced lentils topped with cilantro and sliced green onions, flanked by a bowl of sliced red onions and another bowl of rice.

Jerk-Style Lentils

If you’re familiar with Caribbean food, you know how good jerk seasoning is. It adds a deeply spiced flavor to everything it touches and makes these lentils extraordinary.

A cast-iron pan filled with smothered pork chops in a thick caramelized onion and cream sauce beside a plate of wild rice.

Smothered Pork Chops

Juicy pork chops are a perennial favorite around here. Smother ’em in a creamy, Creole, caramelized onion gravy… oh my lord.

A bowl of white beans and Tuscan kale, sprinkled with grated Parmesan cheese.

White Beans and Tuscan Kale

A satiating, simple meal that is Italian food at its best–full of robust flavors and easy prep. Serve as a side or on its own with a slice of homemade bread.

A slice of classic carrot cake--two carrot cake layers filled and frosted with cream cheese frosting; on top are crushed walnuts.

Carrot Cake

“This was beyond the best carrot cake I have ever had.” That’s what we’re hearing about this cake, which ingeniously relies on puréed, rather than grated, carrots.

Super moist apple cake on a jadeite cake stand.

Super Moist Apple Cake

What makes this apple cake so incredibly moist that it stands out from the rest? Lots of things, including a lovely swirl of cream poured on top of the batter and baked right in.