Laura Tarlo, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Laura Tarlo has tested.

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 the sorta thing we’re hearing about this cake, which revolutionarily and ingeniously relies on puréed, rather than grated, carrots.

  • (4)
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 22
Three bowls of minestrone soup and a small bowl of pesto.

Minestrone Soup

An updated Italian classic made with all the usual suspects along with an unexpected drizzle of pesto that turns a frugal veggie-bin catch-all into something truly astounding.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 0
Three white bowls filled with hoppin John on a wooden table.

Hoppin John

A harbinger of good fortune traditionally consumed on New Year’s Day in the South, this classic has us wanting to indulge in it each and every day before New Year’s, and not just for luck.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 2
Braised pork with red wine sauce in a Staub Dutch oven.

Braised Pork With Red Wine

An easy toss-it-in-the-oven-and-forget-about-it sorta dish that’s still gonna make everyone ooh and aah at the dinner table for its tender, wine-imbued spectacularness.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 4 H, 30 M
  • 2
A white plate with a tarragon chicken leg and thigh on it, sliced onion and tarragon on top

Tarragon Chicken

Tarragon chicken. A French classic for a reason. And no one but you needs to know just how easily it comes together.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 2
A metal skillet filled with easy skillet lasagna and garnished with basil leaves.

Easy Skillet Lasagna

Those days when meal planning goes south and weeknight weariness looms, simple salvation can be found in this easy skillet lasagna made with store-bought ravioli.

  • Quick Glance
  • 40 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
A batch of five ingredient Nutella brownies cut into squares on a wire rack with fresh raspberries scattered around.

Five Ingredient Nutella Brownies

Bet you already have everything you need for these brownies in your house. Which is a very good thing. (Also sorta a very dangerous thing.)

  • (1)
  • 15 M
  • 40 M
  • 4
Two white plates of Italian salad made with iceberg, tomatoes, red onion, and Parmesan.

Italian Salad

The perfect excuse to justify the return of iceberg lettuce to your life.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 0
Four portions of roasted beet and quinoa salad served in a radicchio leaves on a white marble board.

Roasted Beet and Quinoa Salad

The epitome of what healthful food ought to be, this salad not only looks stunning but, more importantly, is just as stunning to the palate.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 2 H
  • 0