Lori Widmeyer, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Lori Widmeyer has tested.

Two homemade toaster tarts on a sheet of parchment drizzled with glaze.

Homemade Pop Tarts

Though we dearly loved Pop Tarts as kids, even then we thought the packaged pastries ought to be better. Flakier. Fruitier. Fresher. Just like these. And they’re quite simple to pull off.

  • (4)
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 35 M
  • 22
Two slabs of BBQ ribs on a piece of foil with a dish of sauce and a spoon nearby.

BBQ Ribs

An oven method for ribs that folks are calling “utter perfection” and “the easiest rib recipe I’ve ever made. And has the best flavor, too.” We think you’ll agree.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 3 H, 25 M
  • 8
A thin circle of stretched pizza dough being tossed in the air.

Jim Lahey’s Pizza Dough

We know you’ve always wanted to fling pizza dough like a boss. This recipe from master bread baker (and pizza flinger!) Jim Lahey helps you do exactly that.

  • (5)
  • 25 M
  • 18 H
  • 23
A platter of quartered roasted potatoes on the grill, seasoned with pepper and rosemary.

Roasted Potatoes on the Grill

Making roasted potatoes on the grill magically means you can indulge your craving for roasted potatoes during sweltering summer without heating up the entire kitchen. You’re welcome.

  • (5)
  • 15 M
  • 40 M
  • 20
A sliced jerk chicken breast on a round cutting board, with a man's hand holding a cleaver above it

Jerk Chicken

Yep, you can turn out authentic grilled jerk chicken that’s pretty much exactly like what you’d experience in the Caribbean. But at home.

  • (1)
  • 25 M
  • 2 H, 25 M
  • 12
A cooked leftover pasta frittata on a round metal pan.

Leftover Pasta Frittata

Got leftover spaghetti in the fridge? If you’ve also got eggs, then you’ve got supper. A simple, frugal specialty of a chef from Chez Panisse, this comes together with spectacular ease.

  • (2)
  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 16
A stack of several oatmeal raisin cookies on a wire paddle.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Crisp at the edges, chewy in the center, and (sorta) wholesome through and through, these are a revelatory riff on the classic.

  • (14)
  • 25 M
  • 40 M
  • 50
Two barbecue pork burgers with slaw and barbecue sauce stacked on top of each other.

Barbecue Pork Burgers

A weeknight-friendly riff on slow-roasted pulled pork that juxtaposes tangy bbq sauce, succulent pork, and old-fashioned slaw, all in a jiffy.

  • (6)
  • 25 M
  • 30 M
  • 35
A wooden bowl filled with homemade yellow mustard with a wooden spoon holding mustard seeds behind it.

Homemade Yellow Mustard

Why make your own mustard? Because you can. And if that’s not reason enough, there’s no comparison between this and the store-bought stuff. Enough said.

  • (6)
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 76