Lisa O., Recipe Tester

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

Sweet potato wedges piled on a white serving platter.

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.

  • (1)
  • 10 M
  • 35 M
  • 18
A whole cooked wheat beer roasted chicken in a deep oval baking dish.

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.

  • (2)
  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 8
A pretty saucer and teacup filled with game day chili, and topped with scallions, Cheddar, and sour cream.

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.

  • (2)
  • 35 M
  • 1 H, 50 M
  • 23
A zucchini cake with lemon and poppyseed topped with lemon frosting on a platter with half the cake cut into slices.

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.

  • (2)
  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 17
A grilled sausage sandwich with strips of grilled zucchini, red onion, and a herb mayo on a silver plate with a knife resting beside it.

Grilled Sausage Sandwich

Enough indulgence to satisfy. Enough grilled vegetables to bring some semblance of healthfulness. Thank us later.

  • (2)
  • 20 M
  • 35 M
  • 4
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 biscuits we’ve had in recent memory. Maybe ever.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 45 M
  • 31
A stack of several oatmeal raisin cookies on a wire paddle.

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.

  • (14)
  • 25 M
  • 40 M
  • 50
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.

  • (1)
  • 5 M
  • 15 M
  • 28
A trussed classic roast chicken on a rack, set inside a skillet.

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.

  • (3)
  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 55 M
  • 18