Lisa Ward, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Lisa Ward has tested.

A whole coconut carrot cake, covered in toasted coconut on a glass cake stand, covered with a glass dome.

Coconut Carrot Cake

Lighter, more delicate, some may even say more sophisticated, and we dare say better than any other carrot cake you’ve ever had. No pineapple. No raisins. No complaints.

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A glass casserole dish filled with golden brown easy scalloped potatoes

Easy Scalloped Potatoes

Creamy, cheesy, and just like Grandma used to make. That’s what we’re talking about when it comes to these easy scalloped potatoes.

  • (3)
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 35 M
  • 6
A large pot of Cuban beans and rice on a makeshift outdoor grill.

Cuban Beans and Rice

Beans and rice is a staple dish in many cultures. But it’s something sorta special in Cuba. Words can’t quite do it justice, actually.

  • (2)
  • 1 H
  • 14 H
  • 12
A stack of cottage cheese chremslach on a blue plate with a glass of orange juice in the background and a fork resting on the plate.

Cottage Cheese Chremslach

If you weren’t fortunate enough to have this breakfast staple made for you in your formative years, you have some lost time to make up for.

  • (2)
  • 35 M
  • 45 M
  • 14
An open Mason jar of adobo sauce with a spoon resting on the lid beside it.

Adobo Sauce

Best known as the earthy sauce bathing canned chipotle peppers, this Mexican staple is ridiculously versatile. And easy to make.

  • (3)
  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 21
Sheet pan beef skewers piled on a foil-lined baking sheet with a dish of white sauce and lemon wedges.

Sheet Pan Beef Skewers

We like this recipe because it’s both kid-friendly and kid-chef-friendly. But it doesn’t taste like it, we promise…even the adults will clamor for more. Did we mention barely any cleanup?

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
Crawfish piled on a platter and on newspaper beneath it with a bowl of butter beside for a tandoori masala crawfish boil.

Indian Spiced Crawfish Boil

An Indian-inspired tandoori masala crawfish (or shrimp) that’s still the butter-drenched feast you expect but with a warming spice blend. Napkins, please!

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  • 25 M
  • 30 M
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