Lisa Ward, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Lisa Ward has tested.

A swirled gingerbread Bundt cake with a lemon glaze on top, all on wire rack over a sheet pan

Gingerbread Bundt Cake

This gingerbread Bundt cake has all the warm spicy goodness of gingerbread cookies. And, as if that wasn’t enough, it’s gilded with a sassy sweet-tart citrus glaze.

  • (5)
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 35 M
  • 10
Three stacks of chewy molasses cookies on a white marble cake stand.

Chewy Molasses Cookies

The holidays incarnate. That’s what these cookies are to us. They’re magnificently and traditionally spiced and are crinkly and chewy. All in the best possible sort of way.

  • (1)
  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 4
A stuffed pomegranate-glazed Cornish game hen on a white platter

Pomegranate-Glazed Cornish Game Hens

When it’s Thanksgiving for just a few of you, your response is game hens with a sweetly tart and pleasingly peppery glaze and a lovely little pine nut bread stuffing. Makes just enough.

  • (2)
  • 1 H
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 6
A white rectangular dish filled with herbed bread and celery stuffing with a fork and spoon next to it on a napkin.

Herbed Bread and Celery Stuffing

A classic. Bread stuffing filled with celery, onion, thyme, basil, and parsley that’s synonymous with Thanksgiving (though honestly, it’s equally welcome all times of year with roast chicken).

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 50 M
  • 2
A spiced sweet potato bundt cake on a piece of parchment, being drizzled with chocolate glaze.

Spiced Sweet Potato Bundt Cake

All the warming spices and subtle sweetness you crave come fall. In a delivery system that’s either dress-down or glam-it-up, depending on your occasion.

  • Quick Glance
  • 40 M
  • 2 H, 45 M
  • 0
A baked pear galette on a white surface.

Pear Galette

Less fussy than a pie. With a charmingly and endearingly imperfect appearance that’s an ease to toss together. And a spare sweetness that’s easy on the hips. You’re welcome.

  • Quick Glance
  • 35 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 0
A plate with five baguette slices, a knife, and white bowl filled with fresh cod brandade, garnished with parsley.

Fresh Cod Brandade

Fresh cod is poached in an herby milk-cream mixture and gently folded into mashed potatoes. It makes a perfect spread for garlic toasts.

  • (1)
  • 40 M
  • 1 H
  • 2
A white bowl filled with peach, burrata, and basil salad.

Peach, Burrata, and Basil Salad

Peachy keen takes on new meaning with this lovely little stunner of a starter or, if you’re like us and have a hard time restraining yourself, your entire supper. Loveliness personified.

  • (1)
  • 5 M
  • 15 M
  • 4