Lou Ann Traster, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Lou Ann Traster has tested.

A hand holding a scoop of Ben & Jerry New York super fudge chunk in a sugar cone.

New York Super Fudge Chunk

Ben & Jerry, we love you and we always will. But we make our own Super Fudge Chunk now that’s even more riddled with chunks of all sorts of super fudge-y spectacularness.

A yellow bowl filled with cowboy caviar salad with a bowl of tortilla chips on the side.

Cowboy Caviar Salad

Eating healthy was never so easy—or mingled so nicely with tortilla chips and beer.

Four scoops of blueberry frozen yogurt in a wooden bowl with a spoon resting beside it.

Blueberry Frozen Yogurt

No sugar. No creepy preservatives. Nothing but blueberries, plain yogurt, honey, lemon juice, purple smiles, and requests for seconds.

Several of Dorie Greenspan's rugelach tumbling our of a jar

Dorie Greenspan’s Rugelach

These butter and cream cheese pastries are filled with cinnamon-sugared nuts, a slick of jam, currants, and a handful of chopped chocolate.

Easy chili in eight resealable freezer bags.

Easy Chili

A stash of chili in the freezer is a simple trick that will rock your weeknight supper world. Imagine chili dogs as everyday indulgence!

Chicken saltimbocca in a metal frying pan, sitting on a kitchen towel.

Chicken Saltimbocca

Essentially an Italian rendition of chicken cordon bleu, chicken saltimbocca is simply cutlets, cheese, prosciutto, a lovely pan sauce and it’s on the table in 30 minutes.

2 pottery bowls filled with keto chicken coconut soup, with spoons and a bowl of lime and cilantro.

Keto Chicken Coconut Soup

An Asian flavored soup that’s also pretty healthy and incredibly tasty. What else could you ask for? Dairy-free and full of mushrooms? It’s all here.

A plate with parchment paper filed with squares of vegan walnut fig bars.

Vegan Walnut Fig Bars

A quick, healthy, vegan, fruit and nut-filled snack. Not too sweet but still good when you’re craving something less granola and more like dessert.

A cooked apricot galette on a piece of parchment paper with a metal spatula beside it.

Apricot Galette

A rustic galette can be charmingly misshapen yet loses none of its appeal—and is unspeakably easier to make than pie. And it’s still impressive. Pretty easy math.