Lisa Bennett, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Lisa Bennett has tested.

Two pieces of maple smoked grilled salmon on a white plate with a fork and knife on the side.

Maple Smoked Grilled Salmon

This easy grilled salmon is smoked with maple wood and brushed with maple syrup, giving it an irresistible sweet and smoky flavor.

A metal sheet pan filled with lemon ginger chicken legs and thighs with shallots and lemon slices.

Lemon Ginger Chicken

Winner, winner, for sure. We hear that this chicken dinner is pleasing, quick, and lip-smackingly tasty. Perfect for anytime you’re hungry and need something good and fast.

A pot of homemade tagliatelle with grated Parmesan on top and a wooden spoon in the pasta.

Homemade Tagliatelle

Making pasta at home is much easier than you may think. This recipe walks you through making silken, tender tagliatelle that’s perfect for tossing and twirling with anything.

A stack of scalloped white plates with six thumbprint cookies on top, each garnished with white chocolate ganache.

Thumbprint Cookies

Froufrou, fancypants, yet fuss-free, these thumbprint cookies with white chocolate ganache and chopped hazelnuts are, in a word, lovely.

A cooked meatloaf with spinach with four slices cut from it.

Meatloaf with Spinach

Not your everyday meatloaf for sure. Filled with spinach and glazed with a sweet-spicy, finger-licking glaze, this homemade meatloaf is anything but ho-hum.

Pieces of batter-fried chicken piled on a white platter.

Batter-Fried Chicken

Proof that it doesn’t take buttermilk or an insufferably long overnight brine to make insanely tender, crazily crisp, gosh darn perfect fried chicken.

A potato galette in a cast-iron skillet with one wedge missing.

Potato Galette

Just potatoes, butter, and salt. That’s all you need to create this crisp-on-the-outside, meltingly-lush-on-the-inside French classic that’s loveliness defined.

A quiche Lorraine cut in half, and half cut into quarters on a patterned background.

Quiche Lorraine

A custardy filling and a flaky crust make the case for bringing this French classic back. It’s essentially indulgence masquerading as a make-ahead, impress-a-lot brunch or lunch.

Sliced candied sweet potatoes in an oval baking dish.

Candied Sweet Potatoes

Real-deal candied sweet potatoes that are, yes, indecently sweet in that traditional Southern way. Yet they’re also spiced just so to satisfy in more way than one.

A partially sliced bacon-wrapped meatloaf on a rimmed baking sheet with a knife beside it and bay leaves scattered around it.

Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf

Rustic in appearance, homey in taste, and easy in the way it comes together, this comfort food classic is exactly what you’ve been craving.

A loaf of pumpkin bread in a metal loaf pan.

Pumpkin Bread

A quick bread that pretty much captures the essence of autumn with a sigh-inducingly, knee-wobblingly inviting aroma and compelling blend of sweet spices. Idyllic? Heck yeah.

A frosted coconut sheet cake cut into 12 squares on a piece of parchment with a person grabbing a piece.

Coconut Sheet Cake

Luscious. Magical. Perfect. Dreamy. Airy. Coconutty. Lovely. That’s what we’re hearing from folks who’ve tried this easy peasy coconut sheet cake.

A baked hot buttered rum apple pie on a wooden board.

Hot Buttered Rum Apple Pie

An unconventional approach to apple pie that happily involves booze and lotsa butter. Even more memorable than the classic.

A tray of unbaked bbq meatballs with a set of measuring spoons beside it and a bowl of barbecue sauce in the background.

BBQ Meatballs

Toni Tipton-Martin’s meatballs take a bath in homemade BBQ sauce that boasts an incredible sweet heat and a complexity that you’d never believe happens with so little effort.