Lydia Brimage, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Lydia Brimage has tested.

Perfect Baked Bacon

Baked Bacon

A ridiculously easy way to cook bacon for a crowd. No fuss. No standing at the stovetop. No spatters.

  • 5 M
  • 25 M
  • 46
Ramekin with a parmesan souffle on a white plate, spoon, white tablecloth

Parmesan Soufflés

These elegant Parmesan soufflés are really easy to make. Honest. Seventeen minutes of effort until you have a towering creation.

  • Quick Glance
  • 40 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
Sunday Berry Almond Pastries

Puff Pastry Turnovers

Say so long to sad, soggy, store-bought pastries. Hello, easy and irresistibly flaky pastries oozing with summer fruit awesomeness.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 40 M
  • 0
Eggs Florentine--a round of butter toast topped with creamed spinach, poached egg, and Hollandaise sauce

Eggs Florentine

Eggs Florentine, Benedict, and Arnold. Sorta sounds more like a network of Revolutionary War spies than a brunch menu, yes?

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 30 M
  • 8
Crisp Peanut Butter Cookies

Crisp Peanut Butter Cookies

These uncannily crisp, seemingly shortbreadish cookies from San Francisco’s Miette are–and we mean this–unlike any you’ve ever encountered.

  • 20 M
  • 50 M
  • 37
Oval plate with a salt and pepper pork chop, spoon, fork, and juice on it

Salt and Pepper Pork Chops

Perfection. That’s what we think of this simple yet exquisite melding of pork, butter, salt, and pepper from chef Gabrielle Hamilton.

  • 10 M
  • 20 M
  • 4
Beef and Guinness Pie

Beef and Guinness Pie

Essentially Irish stew with some lovely store-bought puff pastry plopped on top. Easy peasy. Hello, St. Paddy!

  • 45 M
  • 3 H
  • 32
A nonstick skillet filled with scrambled eggs topped with chopped chives

Scrambled Eggs

Scrambled eggs. They may seem so simple as to defy a recipe. And yet sometimes a precise technique makes all the difference. Here’s how to make the best budget breakfast, lunch, dinner, midnight nosh ever.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 0
A vanilla pound cake with a lemon glaze cut into 8 slices

Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Everything you can imagine: delicious with a dense, tight, moist crumb and a puckery lemon glaze that’s the perfect foil to all that richness.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 8
Roasted Carrots with Allspice

Roasted Carrots with Allspice

Sweet. Spicy. Earthy. And a touch puckery. When did anything–or anyone–at your table boast such character? Certain to compensate for your duller dinner invitees.

  • 15 M
  • 50 M
  • 2
Eggnog Pie

Eggnog Pie

Eggnog pie is essentially a slightly tipsy cheesecake. We’re classifying it under “holiday desserts for parties where people like to party.”

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 0
Slow Cooker Cassoulet

Slow Cooker Cassoulet

No, this isn’t quite the classic cooked-for-days cassoulet you’ll find in Gascony. This is cassoulet casserole. You’ll find no complaints here.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H
  • 10 H, 45 M
  • 15
Lentil Soup with Kale

Lentil Soup with Kale

Easy and slow cooker friendly. Do we really need to say anything else?

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 3 H, 30 M
  • 0