Julie Dreyfoos, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Julie Dreyfoos has tested.

Julie Dreyfoos

As a young girl in Ohio, Julie was content to spend many a day baking cookies and pies and more with her godmother. This old-kitchen know-how came in handy years later when she ran a small catering company in South Florida and, more recently, while raising two boys in Seattle with her husband, Rob. She often entertains, pairing Washington wines with the latest trends in local Pacific Northwest cuisine, and she still has her very first cookbook, now part of her collection of more than 200 volumes. In life’s zigzag way, all those years of reading recipes and juggling pots and pans on the stovetop prepared her to become LC’s Production Manager from 2010 to 2013.

A white bowl filled with lemon, ricotta, and pea pasta.

Lemon, Ricotta, and Pea Pasta

Lemon, ricotta cheese, peas, and pappardelle pasta. The name sorta says it all. But we’ll add that it can be made in no time.

  • (1)
  • 15 M
  • 35 M
  • 6
A small bowl of cinnamon gelato with cinnamon sticks next to it on white marble surface.

Cinnamon Gelato

Cinnamon is the solo act in this sophisticated but simple gelato. Creamy, indulgent, and complex tasting, this gelato is sure to become a new favorite.

  • Quick Glance
  • 40 M
  • 7 H
  • 5
Several slices of homemade corned beef in a sandwich on a wooden table.

Homemade Corned Beef

Homemade corned beef is crazy easy to make. And it’s not just for St. Patrick’s Day. Although the holiday simply isn’t the same without it.

  • (34)
  • 30 M
  • 5 D, 3 H
  • 270
Nine chocolate thumbprint cookies and a chocolate covered spoon on a round wooden board.

Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Subtly sweet and slightly crumbly, these chocolate cookies are indulgent through and through yet in a sorta sophisticated way. Tasting is understanding.

  • (1)
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 25 M
  • 8
An oval plate topped with lobster fra diavolo and a spoon resting on the side.

Lobster Fra Diavolo

Lend a little swanky to everyday spaghetti by gilding it with chunks of sweet, sweet lobster and juuuuust the perfect hit of chile pepper.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 12
A bucket of maple syrup in the snow with streaks of maple syrup snow nearby

Maple Syrup Snow

Indulge your inner Laura Ingalls Wilder with this charming caramel-like candy made by drizzling maple syrup onto fresh snow. Its provenance may be outdated but its appeal transcends time.

  • (1)
  • 35 M
  • 45 M
  • 40
A plate with seven chocolate-ginger crinkle cookies

Chocolate Ginger Crinkle Cookies

The classic cookie benefits enormously from a hit of ginger here with these surprise sleeper hits of your Christmas season.

  • (11)
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 26
A person holding an ice cream cone filled with rich vanilla ice cream.

Vanilla Ice Cream

Vanilla ice cream. Just sorta defines summer, yes? And what better way can you imagine spending a lazy afternoon than making and devouring this childhood classic?

  • (2)
  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 19
Chops from a spice-glazed grilled pork loin on a cutting board with a glass of stout.

Grilled Pork Loin

No more helplessly watching as the chops you toss on the grill toughen into leathery dryness. Not with this flawless technique that cooks the pork loin whole and slices it AFTER grilling.

  • (4)
  • 30 M
  • 15 H, 30 M
  • 25