Lori Widmeyer, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Lori Widmeyer has tested.

A yellow bowl filled with strawberry ice cream.

Strawberry Ice Cream

The tempered sweetness of this spectacular strawberry ice cream relies on in-season strawberries rather than obscene amounts of sugar for flavor.

  • (5)
  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 20
A stack of scalloped white plates with six thumbprint cookies on top, each garnished with white chocolate ganache.

Thumbprint Cookies

Froufrou, fancypants, yet fuss-free, these thumbprint cookies with white chocolate ganache and chopped hazelnuts are, in a word, lovely.

  • (1)
  • 40 M
  • 4 H
  • 2
Three slice of medium rare standing rib roast au jus on a cutting board

Standing Rib Roast with Jus

A sublime yet simple approach to cooking this most impressive roast. Certain to win friends and influence people—not to mention make phenomenal sandwiches the day after.

  • (2)
  • 15 M
  • 6 H
  • 8
White bowl of fresh peas with mint

Fresh Peas With Mint

Is there anything that screams spring more than lightly buttered peas with a wee bit of mint on top? We think not.

  • (1)
  • 10 M
  • 15 M
  • 4
Several varieties of crystallized flowers scattered across a white surface.

Crystallized Flowers

Because mom loves flowers, sweets, and beautifiul things. Can you just imagine these delicate little lovelies strewn across her fave cake?!

  • (2)
  • 1 H
  • 1 H
  • 4
A pot of smooth mashed potatoes--made with plenty of butter, cream--with a wooden spoon and pat of butter on top

Velvet Mashed Potatoes

No mere mash, this creamy potato purée owes its uber velvetiness to truly indecent amounts of butter and cream. And we mean that in the best possible way.

  • (2)
  • 15 M
  • 35 M
  • 13
A blue and white plate topped with a deconstructed chicken Caesar salad with baguette round croutons.

Chicken Caesar Salad

This take on the classic contains no raw egg, so make it for everyone you love—even the old, the young, and the preggers.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 55 M
  • 0
A frittata with leeks and herbs in a metal skillet on a white linen mat.

Frittata With Leeks and Herbs

A slinky little something to slip into, one that comes together easily and elegantly, impresses guests and family, works anytime of day, and sullies but a single skillet.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 45 M
  • 2