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 16-layer red-eye devil's food cake--alternating layer of chocolate cake and chocolate frosting

Red Eye Devil’s Food Cake

This caffeinated incarnation of a classic chocolate cake comprises cocoa-y layers that take their jolt from a cup of joe and ample fudgy ganache that make everything, even chocolate cake, better.

  • 50 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 36
Small white ramekin filled with coleslaw with maple syrup

Coleslaw with Maple Syrup

A touch of maple syrup infuses traditional coleslaw with a unique, unexpected sweetness. Try this slaw with pulled pork sandwiches, burgers, or barbecue.

  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 5
Spice-Glazed Grilled Pork Loin

Grilled Pork Loin

No more standing idly by as the pork chops you tossed on the grill toughen into leathery dryness. Nope. Not with this clever trick that cooks a whole pork loin and then slices it into chops after it’s pulled off the heat.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 15 H, 30 M
  • 19
Oval pan with cumin-scented carrots sprinkled with chopped chives, orange zest, and pepper

Cumin-Scented Carrots

This goes-with-anything veggie side relies on pantry staples, comes together in 10 minutes, makes minimal cleanup, and may just lower your husband’s cholesterol. You’re welcome.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 0
Homemade Corned Beef

Homemade Corned Beef

Homemade corned beef is crazy easy to make. It’s essentially brisket that’s given a makeover of sorts by letting it linger in a brine solution of spices.

  • 30 M
  • 5 D, 3 H
  • 198
Fried chicken in a vinaigrette sauce on a paper bag, chopsticks nearby

Momofuku’s Fried Chicken

This flour-free fried bird is contrary to everything we know about fried chicken. Or think we know. That’s exactly what makes it so darn genius.

  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 35 M
  • 16
Rice Vanilla Ice Cream

Vanilla Ice Cream

Vanilla ice cream is de rigueur for lazy summer days. This luscious version is adaptable so you can make it as rich as you like. However you make it, though, the vanilla shines through.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 17
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

A classic, perfected. (Yes, we know, you’ve been promised this before by others. But we mean it.)

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 1 D, 1 H
  • 29
Maple Syrup Snow

Maple Syrup Snow

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 Its provenance may be outdated, but its appeal transcends time.

  • Quick Glance
  • 35 M
  • 45 M
  • 31
Baja-Style Tempura Fish Tacos

Baja-Style Tempura Fish Tacos

Relax with these crunchy-tender fish tacos filled with a kicky cabbage slaw and sweet-tart mango-banana salsa. Think flip-flops and a beer—all year long.

  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 4
Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Sophisticated palates accustomed to European-style cookies will swoon to this subtly sweet and slightly crumbly treat.

  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 25 M
  • 8
Hummingbird Cake

Hummingbird Cake

Sweet as nectar. That’s what we think of this Southern classic, a charming stack of pineapple, coconut, bananas, and pecans aplenty.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 20