Lisa C., Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Lisa C. has tested.

A tray of chewy hermit bars

Chewy Hermit Bars

These chewy hermit bars are a revelation. They’re wonderfully spicy, plumped with raisins, and amazingly chewy–even fudge-like.

Three glazed blueberry lemon scones on a parchment-lined baking sheet with a lemon half and a spoon on the side.

Blueberry Lemon Scones

There’s a very good reason why our testers are calling these glazed blueberry and lemon scones “delicious” and “the best recipe they’ve ever tested”. We’re willing to bet you’ll agree.

A cast-iron skillet filled with stir-fried beef with garlic sauce and a blue and white oven mitt on the side.

Stir-Fried Beef with Garlic Sauce

If you love chicken with 40 cloves of garlic, then give this beef variation a try. Gently seared top sirloin steak is tossed in a creamy garlic sauce for an easy comfort meal.

A platter of grilled boneless chicken thighs topped with pickled red onion, mint, lemon, and pita on the side.

Spiced Grilled Boneless Chicken Thighs

These easy shawarma-inspired grilled chicken thighs are perfect for sharing. Grill them up and serve with all your fave fixings, including pickled onions, garlic yogurt, and fresh herbs.

Two bowls filled with creamy asparagus pasta with a pot of pasta on the side

Creamy Asparagus Pasta

This easy bowl of fresh pasta and asparagus in creamy garlic sauce is on the table in less than 30 minutes. Sounds like a weeknight winner to us.

Four fried polenta sticks on a plate topped with Parmesan and a lemon wedge on the side.

Fried Polenta Sticks

Just when we thought polenta couldn’t get any better we discovered these irresistible fried polenta sticks.

A plate of porcini beef ragu

Porcini Beef Ragu

We’ve discovered the secret to making next-level ragu sauce. Dried mushrooms. Go on. See for yourself.

Paleo pork Normandy garnished with thyme, in a cast-iron pan with two serving forks, surrounded by burlap, apples, and thyme.

Paleo Pork Normandy

An exceptional combination of autumnal flavors in a paleo dish that will make everyone happy. Apples and pork are a match made in heaven.

World Peace Cookies 2.0 on white background

World Peace Cookies 2.0

If world peace was possible just from chocolate, cocoa nibs, and bits of raspberry in a sablé biscuit, well, things would be a lot different. Start baking and change the world.

A wooden tray with 4 squares of double butterscotch blondies, with nuts sprinkled around them.

Double Butterscotch Blondies

Depending on your age, this may be a brand new treat or a throwback. Either way, if you love butterscotch, you’re gonna love these little delights.