Lori Widmeyer, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Lori Widmeyer has tested.

Blue pot of chunks of pork, authentic carnitas, with a bay leaf and wooden spoon on top

Authentic Carnitas

This Mexican carnitas recipe is authentic braised and fried pork that’s fall-apart-tender pork goodness ready for tacos.

Perfect Baked Bacon Recipe

Baked Bacon

This perfect baked bacon recipe, made on a baking sheet in the oven, is a ridiculously easy way to cook bacon for a crowd. No fuss.

  • 5 M
  • 25 M
  • 46
Chicken roasted red with paprika in a casserole dish and plate of lime wedges on a wooden table

Peruvian Roast Chicken

This bird borrows its Peruvian accent from its amazing technicolor dreamcoat of paprika, cumin, and garlic.

  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 24
Cauliflower Rice Recipe

Cauliflower Rice

Yes, we know the difference between cauliflower and rice. But we still like this subtle, sneaky, eat-your-veggies trick.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 15 M
  • 0
Deep-Dish Brioche French Toast Recipe

Christmas Morning Brioche French Toast

The last thing you need to worry about tomorrow morning is breakfast. With this brioche French toast, you assemble it today, let it sit in the fridge overnight, and tomorrow slide it in the oven. By the time gifts are open, breakfast will be on the table.

  • 25 M
  • 5 H, 25 M
  • 38
Pureed Potatoes Recipe

Velvet Mashed Potatoes

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

  • 15 M
  • 35 M
  • 10
Golf-ball size cheese balls with pretzel stems sitting on a wooden cheese board

Blue Cheese Balls

Birthday bashes. Cocktail parties. Thanksgiving dinner. Tuesday nights. These are but some occasions we’ve watched these disappear.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 0
Nach Waxman's Best Brisket Recipe

Best Brisket

Like a chorus line of Rockettes, these slices of tender brisket lean on one another in perfect symmetry. Nach Waxman explains how to accomplish the same.

  • 40 M
  • 4 H, 10 M
  • 31
Mac and Cheese Canapes Recipe

Mac and Cheese Canapés

Fancy schmancy mac and cheese canapés? Why not? Plop these lovelies on a silver platter alongside flutes of Champagne or tuck them into a lunch box.

  • 25 M
  • 40 M
  • 20
Brown Butter Winter Squash

Brown Butter Winter Squash

One taste and you’ll forget all about that butter and brown sugar trick your mom taught you long ago. Promise.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 40 M
  • 4