Lisa Bennett, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Lisa Bennett has tested.

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.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H
  • 2 H
  • 4
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

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.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 0
A paper bowl filled with potato salad with apples on a red and white coaster with a plastic fork beside it.

Potato Salad With Apples

This unique spud salad is full of pleasant surprises and is gonna upend your notion of how things—or at least potato salad—ought to be.

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  • 1 H
  • 1 H
  • 0
A person sitting in front of a plate of blackened grouper with peach jalapeño salsa.

Blackened Grouper with Peach Jalapeño Salsa

Remember the blackening craze in which EVERYTHING was baptized with a rock-your-world spice mix? This is one of the best expressions of it. And its on the table in half an hour.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 45 M
  • 2
A white bowl with some Memphis BBQ mop sauce and a spoon in it with a bottle of sauce on the side.

Memphis BBQ Mop Sauce

Finally, a mop sauce that achieves the ever elusive balance of sweet, spicy, and tangy. And you’re gonna wanna slather it on everything you pull off the grill.

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  • 10 M
  • 35 M
  • 0
A whole spatchcocked grilled roasted chicken on a round wooden board with dishes of salt and peppercorns on the side.

Grilled Roasted Chicken

Crisp-skinned and sinfully succulent, a grilled whole chicken is the surprise way to go for summer suppers. It’ll be the talk of the table.

  • (2)
  • 10 M
  • 2 H, 45 M
  • 4
Thumbprint Cookies

Thumbprint Cookies

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

  • (1)
  • 40 M
  • 4 H
  • 2