These beauties aren’t unlike classic sugar cookies in terms of ease and appeal. They’re just a little richer and a lot less expected.
Lisa O., Recipe Tester
A list of all the recipes Lisa O. has tested.
Sweet and Spicy Tacos
Happy National Taco Day! Who needs those spice packets when you can make your own sassy, satisfying, and sophisticated tacos with a citrus zing?
A tarte Tatin is nothing more than a tart turned upside down, nothing less than pastry perfection. It’s a lot of caramely apple goodness atop a buttery crust.
Sweet Potato Wedges
These subtly spiced, lightly crisped sweet potato wedges will have everyone clamoring for more–and, we dare say, no one guessing they’re healthful.
Beer Roasted Chicken
A crisp-skinned bird that’s inflected with orange and coriander for a very unique flair. And it comes together in a single pot, making it a cinch to prep as well as clean up afterward.
Game Day Chili
With apologies to the politically correct, the froufrou, tea party-like semblance of this recipe is just a guise. Trust us. It’s an unfussy, hearty, stick-to-your-ribs kind of chili.
Ricotta Cheesecake from Rome’s Jewish Quarter
This Italian classic is imbued with citrus and cinnamon and is slightly more pudding-like than what most of us are accustomed to in a cheesecake. Though no complaints here. None whatsoever.
Zucchini Cake with Lemon and Poppyseeds
Nothing helps a vegetable go down without a struggle like a little sweetness. Come summer, we’re particularly fond of this old-fashioned—yet still fashionable—zucchini delivery system.
Grilled Sausage Sandwich
Enough indulgence to satisfy. Enough grilled vegetables to bring some semblance of healthfulness. Thank us later.
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 biscuits we’ve had in recent memory. Maybe ever.
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.
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.
Classic Roast Chicken
Succulent. Crisp-skinned. Simple. If that’s what you seek in a roast hen, your search stops with this ooh- and aah-inducing technique.
Fennel Baked in Cream
Fennel turns meltingly tender and oh so sweet when slowly, slowly, slowly braised in cream, cheese, and butter. One more reason to be enamored with the holidays.
Freezer Tomato Sauce
1. Turn your glut of garden tomatoes into this sauce. 2. Stash it in the freezer. 3. Thank yourself come winter.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.