Lydia Brimage, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Lydia Brimage has tested.

A close-up of vanilla ice cream in a metal pan on a blue background.

No-Churn Vanilla Ice Cream

Get ready to scream for ice cream. Sweet and creamy vanilla bean ice cream that’s made without an ice cream maker and it’s ready in 4 hours.

A loaf of unsliced whole wheat bread sitting on a yellow cutting board with a blue-handled knife beside it

Homemade Whole Wheat Bread

A standard loaf for beginner and experienced bakers alike, this whole wheat bread recipe turns out a superb product—tender crumb, chewy crust, and nutty flavor.

A person scooping a spoonful of mac and cheese with beer from a casserole dish.

Mac and Cheese with Beer

Cheesy noodles, with a crunchy crust of spicy cracker crumbs, are a step up from the same old mac ‘n cheese you’ve been relying on.

Three burger buns topped with sesame seeds on a wooden surface.

Burger Buns

Beautiful burger buns. Were ever three words joined in such harmony? There are a lot more lovely things to be said about these pillowy specimens of bread awesomeness.

A plate topped with a serving of chorizo eggs benedict - chorizo hollandaise, garlicky spinach, and poached egg on toast.

Chorizo Eggs Benedict

Chorizo eggs Benedict. It’s essentially eggs and Hollandaise and chorizo and it tastes like a superlative Spanish homage to a breakfast classic.

A slab of dulce de leche brownies, with five brownies cut from the end.

Dulce de Leche Brownies

Because fudge brownies just aren’t indulgent enough, we added an outrageously lovely swirl of caramel sauce. You’re welcome.

8 crescent-shape blueberry fried pies with Meyer lemon drizzle sauce nearby all on a piece of slate

Blueberry Hand Pies

Love in pastry-encased incarnation. Simply envelope fruit filling in pie crust and fry until crisply golden outside, bubbling and lush inside. Deep-frying phobes, it’s easy as pie.

Five individual servings of easy apple crumble in different bowls.

Easy Apple Crumble

An apple crumble is the ultimate in comfort food. It subs in for breakfast or takes the place of a much fancier dessert. It’s the triple threat of sweets—fruit, oats, and sugar. What else is there?

A white platter with four pork chops with applesauce in a jar on the side and fried sage leaves sprinkled over the pork chops.

Pork Chops with Applesauce

No ordinary pork chops and apples recipe, this particular approach takes its sass from crisp, fried sage leaves and can be on the table in 30 minutes.