Lisa O., Recipe Tester

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

A glass of Vietnamese iced coffee, made with layers of sweetened condensed milk, coffee, and ice cubes with a coffee drip over it.

Vietnamese Iced Coffee | Ca Phe Sua Da

A simple, satiating, summery Vietnamese tradition known as ca phe sua da, this seductive classic is simply coffee, ice, and sweet, sweet, sweetened condensed milk. Here’s how to succumb at home.

  • 5 M
  • 15 M
  • 28
A woman's hand using a biscuit cutter on cream biscuit dough

Easy Cream Biscuits

Scandalously simple. Ethereally airy. Magical. That’s but a sampling of what folks are saying about these two-ingredient, Southern-style cream biscuits.

  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 30
A sheet pan with n onion thyme tart on it, covered with cooked onions, thyme on a puff pastry crust

Onion Thyme Tart

“Delicate.” “Flaky.” “Perfect.” “I could not stop eating it!” That’s what folks are saying about this hors d’oeuvre that’s a cinch to make—and devour.

  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 5
Freezer Tomato Sauce

Freezer Tomato Sauce

1. Turn your glut of garden tomatoes into this sauce. 2. Stash it in the freezer. 3. Thank yourself come winter.

  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 20
Bite-size bacon and cheese scones with smoked bacon and melted Asiago on top on a parchment-lined baking sheet

Bite-Size Bacon and Cheese Scones

Cute as a button, and not much bigger, these buttery, bacony scones are the most diminutive and darned good baked thing we’ve had in recent memory.

  • 30 M
  • 45 M
  • 25
Cast iron skillet of broccolini and potato frittata, with a wedge on a metal spatula

Broccolini and Potato Frittata

Breakfast. Brunch. Lunch. Dinner. Pretty much anytime you need an insanely quick, one-skillet, satiating something, this frittata is the solution.

  • 15 M
  • 35 M
  • 2
A chocolate glazed chocolate bundt cake sitting atop a white cake stand with a dish of glaze on the side

Chocolate Sour Cream Bundt Cake

Does the true beauty of this cake lie in its stunning silhouette? Its intensely chocolatey chocolatiness? Or its lazy-day ease? You tell us.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 94
A white gratin dish filled with creamy Brussels sprouts and covered in cheese

Brussels Sprouts Gratin

What’s not to love about Brussels sprouts–yes, Brussels sprouts–when they’re buried beneath nutty, buttery Gruyère? Nothing. Nothing at all.

  • 25 M
  • 40 M
  • 6
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.

  • 10 M
  • 40 M
  • 12
Cracklins

Cracklins

Yup. You can make your own chunks of porcine indulgence with nothing more than thickly sliced bacon and a sturdy skillet.

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  • 5 M
  • 45 M
  • 10
Sweet and Spicy Tacos

Sweet and Spicy Tacos

Who needs those spice packets? There’s ample zing in these slightly citrusy tacos to be both sassy and sophisticated.

  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 8
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Crisp at the edges, chewy in the center, and (sorta) wholesome through and through, these are a revelatory riff on the classic.

  • 25 M
  • 40 M
  • 28
Chili Butter

Chili Honey Butter

Sweet, spicy, and just a little sassy. That’s what we think of this sensational synthesis of everyday ingredients. Slather it at will.

  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 6