Lisa Ward, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Lisa Ward has tested.

Four fillets of maple glazed salmon of a white square platter

Maple Glazed Salmon

Crazy weeknight dinners just got a heck of a lot less stressful thanks to this maple glazed salmon. Five ingredients. 10 minutes of effort. And dinner is done. Swear.

  • 10 M
  • 9 H, 15 M
  • 2
Jar filled with spinach almond pesto with a spoon sticking out, on marble

Spinach Almond Pesto

A milder alternative to the classic basil pine nut pesto, this requires just toss spinach, roasted almonds, Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, and olive oil in a food processor and buzz until smooth. Ten minutes and you’re done.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 0
A vanilla pound cake with a lemon glaze cut into 8 slices

Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Everything you can imagine: delicious with a dense, tight, moist crumb and a puckery lemon glaze that’s the perfect foil to all that richness.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 8
Bowl of rice piled with red cabbage, shredded carrots, mango, peanuts, and drizzled with peanut sauce

Healthy Gado Gado Salad

Kid-friendly. Quick. Easy. Healthy as can be. Vegetarian. And tastes delish. What’s not to love?!

  • 50 M
  • 50 M
  • 2
Brown Rice and Quinoa Porridge

Brown Rice and Quinoa Porridge

This may sound rather frighteningly hippie. We understand. Rest assured, it’s actually a lovely oatmeal alternative that works magnificently with your most tried-and-true hot cereal stir-ins and sprinkle-ons.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 2
Coconut Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

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.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 3 H
  • 0
Braised Chicken Drumsticks With Wine

Chicken Drumsticks Braised In Wine

Sorta like a cheater’s chicken cacciatore, these tipsy chicken drumsticks make a simple weeknight dinner that’s sufficiently spectacular to serve to guests.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
Red Wine Poached Pears

Red Wine Poached Pears

A stunning—and stunningly simple—dessert made from booze and fruit and sugar and not a lot else.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 0
Bibimbap

Bibimbap

This bibimbap recipe with its easy, smoky, slightly sweet sauce is going to upend your notion of healthy eating. Swear.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 1 H
  • 4
Cuban Rice and Beans

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.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H
  • 14 H
  • 2
Beef Chili Tacos

Beef Chili Tacos

Better than any packaged taco kit you’ll ever find in any store anywhere. Try them and see for yourself.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 2
Coconut Rice

Coconut Rice

When done right, coconut rice is an almost indescribably lovely side dish that’s ever so slightly sweet and laughably easy and incredibly versatile. Here’s how to make it.

  • 10 M
  • 35 M
  • 4