Lauren M., Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Lauren M. has tested.

A loaf of chocolate-bourbon banana bread with several slices cut off one end.Chocolate Bourbon-Spiked Banana Bread

Chocolate-Bourbon Banana Bread

This life-changer of a recipe isn’t your mom’s banana bread. It’s better. And we’ve got no qualms saying that.

  • (15)
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 44
Sliced tomatoes with blueberries and crumbled feta scattered on top and a sprig of basil for garnish.

Blueberry and Tomato Salad

There’s a week or two midsummer when peak blueberry and tomato seasons overlap. You’ve been warned. Go.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 0
A root beer-glazed ham on a wooden cutting board with a fork and knife resting beside it.

Root Beer-Glazed Ham

Ah, sassafras. It plays oh so nicely with ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and anise to enhance the smoky, salty goodness of glazed ham.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 4 H, 30 M
  • 1
Several halves of tomato Provençal on a parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet.

Tomatoes Provençal

Is there anything as sweetly satisfying as heirloom tomatoes eaten raw over the sink? Probably not. But when you tire of that, there’s always this deeply satiating tactic.

  • (3)
  • 10 M
  • 40 M
  • 16
A glass canning jar filled with bread and butter pickles, with pickling liquid being poured over.

Bread and Butter Pickles

We’ve no idea where the saying “in a pickle” comes from, but we’d love to find ourselves in a jar of these subtly sweet specimens.

  • (1)
  • 25 M
  • 3 H, 25 M
  • 2
A deep roasting pan filled with roast chicken and vegetables

Moroccan-Spiced Roast Chicken

What we adore most about roast chicken? The fix-it-and-forget-about-it-ness of it. That and the countless ways to fancy it up. Here, one of our fuss-free favorites.

  • (4)
  • 35 M
  • 1 H, 55 M
  • 19