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. As if that weren’t enough, it’s gilded with a sassy and sweetly tart lemon glaze.

  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 35 M
  • 2
Apple Pie Moonshine

Apple Pie Moonshine

Become your own bootlegger. Start with vodka, toss in some apples and spices, and wait overnight. That’s it. Then splash it in a punch bowl, pour it into Mason jars or just keep it all to yourself and indulge in a nip once in a while.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 10 H, 30 M
  • 2
A pan of harissa roasted chicken sitting on top of sliced roasted potatoes, nearby a cutting board and knife

Harissa Roast Chicken

We figured out how to make roast chicken and potatoes a little less ordinary. Actually, a lot less ordinary.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 0
A plate of roasted Brussels sprouts with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar splashing down on it

Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

“They will make converts of Brussels sprouts haters and Brussels sprouts lovers will scarf them down like candy!” That’s what we’re hearing about these lovely little crucifers. We couldn’t agree more.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 35 M
  • 0
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
Glass of spinach almond pesto with a spoon inside on a metal sheet strewn with almonds

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.

  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 2
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
Two white bowls filled with porridge; one topped with blueberries and the other with figs and almonds

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