Lydia Brimage, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Lydia Brimage has tested.

One-bowl blueberry buckle in a metal loaf pan cooling on a wire rack, with a pink bowl filled with buckle and a scoop of ice cream.

One-Bowl Blueberry Buckle

Blueberry buckle is so easy to make but so hard to forget. Seriously–crispy edges, jammy blueberries, and tender cake in between. It’s perfection.

A saucepan filled with a serving of cod and chorizo stew, 2 pita quarters, a dollop of sour cream, and a lemon wedge.

Cod and Chorizo Stew

A hearty stew filled with all kinds of exceptionally tasty things. And it’s easier than it sounds. Leave your wet raincoat at the door and try a bowlful.

A line up of Halloween mummy treats

Halloween Mummy Treats

Creepy, kooky, mysterious, spooky. But not at all ooky–they’re delicious little mummy themed treats that come together in a snap. And kids can help, too.

Three blueberry buttermilk pancakes and two slices of bacon, all drizzled with maple syrup, on a decorative plate with a fork resting beside the food.

Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes

“Like the best diner pancakes of your life.” “This is going to replace my standard pancake recipe.” That’s what folks are saying about these ‘cakes.

A large metal sheet pan filled with slices of roasted carrots with allspice, sea salt and preserved lemons, with a serving spoon.

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.

Honey-Ginger Apple Tarts

Apples, walnuts, and a drizzle of honey give these croustades, or tarts, their outrageously autumnal flair. The crispy, flaky pastry isn’t bad, either.

A spoonful of mustard cream sauce dripping in a copper pot

Mustard Cream Sauce

We have the perfect little condiment that takes mere minutes to whip up and adds lush flavor to anything it touches. You’re welcome.

2 chicken gyros filled with romaine, chicken, tomatoes, red onion, pepperoncinis, and tzatziki, with a bowl of tzatziki next to it.

Chicken Gyros

A Mediterranean classic that’s healthy as can be although you’d never guess it from the indulgent taste.

A parchment covered counter with lines of raw peanut butter cookies and a meat-tenderizing mallet.

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.

A cedar plank with 3 eggs Florentine, one with spinach, one with tomato, one with ham.

Eggs Florentine

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