Johnisha L., Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Johnisha L. has tested.

A grey platter of Italian-style chicken braised in wine with a spoon resting on top

Italian-Style Braised Chicken in Wine

This rustic classic is infused with that Italian charm that transforms everyday ingredients into something that’s both insanely comforting yet seemingly luxurious.

  • Quick Glance
  • 50 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 0
A bowl filled with Sichuan tofu noodles and a pair of chopsticks resting beside

Mapo Tofu Ramen

An easy and comforting mash-up of Chinese mapo tofu and Japanese ramen in a mouth-tingling sauce with plenty of chiles.

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  • 30 M
  • 45 M
  • 2
An oval serving bowl filled with German potato salad

German Potato Salad

Classic German comfort food made with a hot and tangy vinegar dressing and and crisp bacon. Here’s how to make it.

  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 7
A white plate with striped edges filled with potatoes and lamb meatballs with tahini

Lamb Meatballs with Tahini | Kefte

Kefte translates to meatballs. And there are no shortage of different types in the Middle East. These are definitely contenders for BEST kefte.

  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 2
Two white bowls filled with lentil and escarole soup with a jar of olive oil on the side

Lentil and Escarole Soup

Truly the epitome of classic rustic Italian cooking. Here’s to the simple things in life that taste anything but simple.

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 25 M
  • 2
Ten bags of spiced popcorn with assorted flavors

Spiced Popcorn

Movie-watching must. Nostalgic nosh. Low-calorie something to satisfy. Sexy little something to knock back with cocktails as a pre-dinner party teaser. Popcorn has its moods. This recipe fits them all.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 0
Two mugs of coffee and a white plate with a vegan no-bake fudge cake

Vegan No-Bake Fudge Cake

Rich, velvety, and very, very smooth. That’s this vegan no-bake fudge cake that makes magic from a short list of everyday ingredients.

  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 2
A stainless steel skillet filled with beef rendang and topped with two lime halves, lemongrass, and cilantro

Beef Rendang

Just like the traditional slowly simmered Indonesian curry. But complete with instructions for the slow cooker and Instant Pot.

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  • 45 M
  • 4 H, 45 M
  • 0
A blue and white plate filled with moo goo gai pan

Moo Goo Gai Pan

A slightly upscale version of the “moo goo gai pan” you know as the safe Chinese takeout menu option.

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  • 1 H
  • 1 H
  • 2
A Red Truck Bakery apple cake on a cake stand being drizzled with maple glaze

Red Truck Bakery Apple Cake

A yearround charmer, this is sorta like Bundt cake gone to finishing school yet retains all the comforts of home. From the justifiably famous Red Truck Bakery in rural Virginia.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 0
A casserole dish of sweet potato enchiladas with a place with two enchiladas, lime, jalapenos, and sauce

Sweet Potato Enchiladas

Defiantly untraditional yet unexpectedly incredibly satisfying. That’s what we think of these vegan enchiladas.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
A shredded beef taco bar--a wooden platter with a braised beef shank, cilantro, lime, and pickled onions

Shredded Beef Taco Bar

This taco extravaganza is one part classic Mexican cooking, two parts slightly unconventional toppings, and all parts surprisingly simple to toss together for entertaining or simply family dinner on a Tuesday.. Taco party, anyone?

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  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 5 H
  • 0
Potato and Chickpea Stew

Potato and Chickpea Stew

Yet another failproof recipe from Deborah Madison that’s hearty and healthy and satisfying beyond words.

  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 6
Two fillets of lemon sole oreganata topped with a Parmigiano-Reggiano breadcrumb mixture on a baking sheet

Lemon Sole Oreganata

Dinner dilemma? Enter this delicate baked fish with crisp seasoned bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese with a white wine pan sauce that’s proven to be surprisingly popular with kids and adults alike.

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  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 0