Lisa Ward, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Lisa Ward has tested.

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.

Four beef chili tacos and two lime halves in a basket, with bowls of pickled onions, slaw, and a beer on the side.

Beef Chili Tacos

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

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 any time with roast chicken).

Bibimbap in an enamel bowl with sections of sprouts, noodles, spinach, carrots, meat, cucumber.

Bibimbap

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

A no-knead Italian bread loaf, topped with sesame seeds on a black floured surface with a bowl of oil, brush, bowl of sesame seeds, and an eggshell lying beside it.

No-Knead Italian Bread

No-knead Italian bread that’s rustic, crusty, and easy as heck. The hardest part is the waiting, so plan accordingly. But believe us when we tell you that it’s absolutely worth it.

A strawberry shortcake on a pink plate with a bowl of strawberries and a bowl of cream beside it.

Classic Strawberry Shortcakes

Nothing heralds warm, muggy weather like strawberries. Here, the sweet berries are layered with whipped cream and piled high on cloud-like biscuits.

A white bowl filled with peach, burrata, and basil salad.

Peach, Burrata, and Basil Salad

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

A pan full of turkey meatballs with tomato sauce, beside a chopping board with Parmesan and a bowl of parsley.

Italian-Style Turkey Meatballs

Meatballs are meatballs, right? Not even close. These little babies take ground turkey and make it taste like a healthier, umami-packed heaven.