Lisa Ward, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Lisa Ward has tested.

A loaf of beer bread with a slice cut off on a wooden surface.

Beer Bread

Beer bread just got fancy. Well, sorta. It’s still quick and easy and incredibly difficult to stop noshing. This one just seems a little more lovely than most. And we betcha already have everything you need to make it.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 4
A crock of beer cheese with a knife resting on top, and a mug of beer and piece of pretzel bun on the side.

Beer Cheese

A boozy cousin to pimento cheese, this beer cheese is essential entertaining fare during football season. And, actually, outside football season.

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  • 25 M
  • 4 H, 25 M
  • 2
A jar of quick red chile adobo sauce with the lid and a spoon resting beside it.

Adobo Sauce

Perhaps best known as the earthy sauce bathing canned chipotle peppers, this Mexican staple is actually ridiculously versatile. And easy to make at home. Here’s how.

  • (1)
  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 14
A slice of banana rum cheesecake with maple rum sauce and pecan pieces on top and a marigold beside the cake.

Banana Rum Cheesecake

Make it regular or make it dairy-free and vegan. Either way, it’s going to be satisfying as can be.

  • (1)
  • 1 H
  • 5 H, 30 M
  • 2
An old-fashioned zucchini cake on a silver plate with lemon glaze being drizzled over it.

Old-Fashioned Zucchini Cake

No matter how much soggy steamed zucchini you were forced to choke down as a child, you won’t turn away this moist zucchini cake that tastes just like grandma used to make.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 0
Nine slices of raspberry peach coffee cake with a bowl of raspberries nearby and some more raspberries scattered around the cake.

Raspberry Peach Coffee Cake

Oh baby. We wait all year for stone fruits to be in season so we can make this. Ideal for breakfast, desert, and everything in between.

  • Quick Glance
  • 35 M
  • 1 H, 55 M
  • 2
A slice of coconut lime macadamia cake on a yellow plate with a fork resting beside it

Coconut Lime Macadamia Cake

Inspired by the tropics, this simple single-layer cake is quick and easy yet lacks nothing in terms of satisfying richness.

  • (6)
  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 12
A white bowl filled with sichuan chili oil, with chiles and pepper flakes surrounding it

Sichuan Chile Oil

A tongue-tingling chile oil with a haunting and earthy and floral taste thanks to the dance of dried chiles, Sichuan peppers, cinnamon, cloves, and star anise.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 2 H, 15 M
  • 0
A cream cheese pound cake with a lemon glaze

Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Everything you would imagine in a pound cake. Buttery. Indulgent. Moist. Rich. And with a perfectly balanced and ever so slightly puckery lemon glaze.

  • (3)
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 10
A glass casserole dish filled with golden brown easy scalloped potatoes

Easy Scalloped Potatoes

Weeknight comfort food with ease. That’s what we’re talking about when it comes to these easy scalloped potatoes. Barely any effort or time. Lotsa payoff.

  • (1)
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 35 M
  • 2
Three ceramic dishes with baked pasta with tomatoes and eggplant and sprinkled with Parmesan cheese

Baked Pasta with Tomatoes & Eggplant

Cook once. Eat twice. This baked pasta casserole cleverly relies on a big batch of tomato soup as its sauce. Leftover soup means you have lunches done for the rest of the week.

  • (1)
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 2