Laura Hudeck, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Laura Hudeck has tested.

A partially covered Dutch oven filled with cooked Parmesan potato gratin.

Parmesan Potato Gratin

We used to get our gratins and scalloped potatoes confused. But then we tried this gratin. Guess which one is now our favorite?!

A red bowl filled with creamy sun-dried tomato and spinach pasta with a red cloth napkin on the side.

Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta

This creamy vegetarian pasta dish, made with rigatoni, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, and lemony ricotta, is on the table in just 30 minutes. Sounds like a weeknight winner to us.

Three easy marinated chicken skewers on a blue plate and a fourth one on top of a piece of flatbread.

Easy Marinated Chicken Skewers

These chicken skewers are a cinch to throw together. Whip up an easy marinade, let the chicken thighs soak up all that flavor, then grill or broil to tender perfection. Voila. Dinner.

A white plate filled with crispy smashed buffalo potatoes with a bowl of blue cheese sauce on the side and a spoon resting inside.

Crispy Smashed Buffalo Potatoes

If, like us, Buffalo wings and smashed potatoes top your list of fave foods, then these crispy Buffalo smashed potatoes will steal your heart.

A white oval platter topped with sherry-braised chicken with artichoke hearts

Sherry-Braised Chicken with Artichoke Hearts

Every bit as comforting and satisfying now as it was 60 years ago, this classic recipe marries tender braised chicken, artichoke hearts, and mushrooms with a sherry and vermouth sauce.

A Kentucky butter cake on a white plate with a slice cut from it on a plate in the background

Kentucky Butter Cake

This sweet, buttery Southern pound cake is infused with rum extract and topped with a buttery vanilla sauce. Thankfully, it makes a big cake because it’s nearly impossible to stop after just one slice.

A round pasta bowl filled with smoky pulled chicken bucatini with serving tongs resting on the bowl.

Smoky Pulled Chicken Bucatini

This unconventional combination of smoky semi-dried tomatoes, roasted chicken thighs, onions, and pasta is wow-ing folks everywhere. Taste for yourself.

A blue plate with a serving of creamy French chicken stew served over rice and garnished with parsley.

Creamy French Chicken Stew

This simple chicken stew, which is chock-full of vegetables, chicken, and served in a light cream sauce, feels decadent but is surprisingly virtuous.

A cast-iron skillet with low-carb chicken Marsala on a counter

Low-Carb Chicken Marsala

This version of the classic does away with the traditional flour coating. What’s left are pure, clean flavors that work for everyone.

Lemon salmon piccata, 2 pieces, in a metal pan with slices of lemon, pan sauce, garnished with garlic and capers.

Lemon Salmon Piccata

Salmon piccata for 2 is a recipe for love–the love of good food, natch. A pan sauce of white wine, lemon, and capers provides the perfect finishing touch.

A wooden table, red and white napkins, with a gray plate with cubes of roasted squash, sprinkled with sea salt, thyme sprigs, and pine nuts.

Roasted Squash with Pine Nuts

A sweet and savory side dish that highlights the ever-lovely delicata squash. And pine nuts, those exotic, buttery, little flavor bombs.

A cast-iron skillet with chicken, orzo, tomatoes, and garnished with basil.

Easy One-Pot Chicken with Orzo

A pretty effortless dinner that delivers mildly spicy, comforting goodness when you’re craving flavor and wholesome ingredients.

A roasting pan filled with balsamic roasted potatoes and red onions and garlic

Balsamic Roasted Potatoes

Such a brilliantly simple idea: Roast chunks of potatoes, red onions, pancetta, and garlic in oil and balsamic vinegar. Boo-yah!

Blueberry coffee cake on a cooling rack with a spoon drizzling icing over it.

Blueberry Coffee Cake with Lemon Glaze

You know that coffee cake made with sour cream is going to be moist and tender. Add blueberries, lemon, and a sweet-tangy glaze, you’ve got something special.