Lori Widmeyer, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Lori Widmeyer has tested.

Three spiced roast chicken thighs, with warm spice, cajun, and spiced curry coatings

Spiced Roast Chicken

A weeknight godsend, these spice-rubbed, oven-blasted chicken parts do dinner on the double. Er, triple.

  • (1)
  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 5
A white plate of fried potatoes with eggs, covered in cheese with a skillet in the background and a fork and knife on the plate.

Fried Potatoes and Eggs

There’s a lot to be said for a diner-style dish like this one, though we prefer it made at home, minus the wobbly seats, the sticky laminated menu, and sometimes surly service.

  • (2)
  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 18
Three pieces of steamed halibut with ginger and scallions on a blue rectangular plate with chopsticks on the side.

Steamed Halibut with Ginger

An elegant and easy riff on a classic Chinese technique that’s ideal for the fish-averse given that it’s quick and almost effortless.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 0
Three golden-brown pan-roasted pork chops

Pan Roasted Pork Chops

Perfect. The best brine I’ve ever had. Oh. My. God. That’s just a few of the things we’re hearing about this simple weeknight supper solution.

  • (6)
  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 25
Two classic cheeseburgers with red onion and pickles on sesame buns on a wooden serving board.

Classic Cheeseburger

What defines the quintessential classic cheeseburger? It’s quite the personal experience. Yet we’ve got a foolproof technique.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 0
Three pieces of vegan baklava stacked on top of each other.

Vegan Baklava

We have a confession. This baklava is not the classic Greek ideal. Not at all. But that doesn’t seem to be stopping it from disappearing.

  • (1)
  • 45 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 8
A white plate topped with classic madeleines.

French Madeleines

Who knew these buttery, airy, delicate little cakes were so simple to make…and so irresistibly delicious?! (Well, Proust, for one…)

  • (1)
  • 20 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 4
Three homemade Larabars

Homemade Larabars

We got nothing against the Larabars we’ve been noshing for years. Save for the crazy price tag. Here’s a less expensive, more customizable alternative.

  • (40)
  • 15 M
  • 50 M
  • 199