Lisa Amtower, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Lisa Amtower has tested.

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!

A bowl of German-style potato salad with a fork resting in it.

German-Style Potato Salad

Served warm and without mayo, you might not recognize this as your standby potato salad but let us implore you—just try it. It’s divine.

A sliced rib eye on an oval platter with anchovy butter drizzled over the top and a fork resting on the side.

Rib Eye with Anchovy Butter

Summer is for steaks—big beefy steaks. Grill one to perfection then top with a lemony and salty pat of life-changing magic. Seriously. You’re going to slather it on everything.

A silver bowl of mujadara -- cooked rice and lentils, topped with caramelized onions with a silver spoon on the side.

Mujadara

Comfort food at its finest and, perhaps, easiest. Made with rice, lentils, and caramelized onions, it’s as good room temp as it is warm and goes with almost anything. Full of flavor yet also frugal.

Seven spice-rubbed baby back ribs on a piece of parchment on a wooden surface..

Spice-Rubbed Baby Back Ribs

Dry-rubbed and slathered in sauce, these ribs are deeply flavored, lip-smackingly messy, and easier than you’d think to pull off at home.

A partially sliced loaf of whole-wheat sandwich bread on a wooden cutting board.

Whole-Wheat Sandwich Bread

Homemade bread that’s healthy but doesn’t taste it. Light, airy, and appealing even to kids, this is the recipe you’ve been seeking.