Marcia L., Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Marcia L. has tested.

A large and small bowl filled with grilled vegetables salad and two serving spoons in the large bowl.

Easy Grilled Vegetable Salad

Give your favorite veggies some smoky char on the grill, then toss them with plenty of fresh herbs and a tangy vinaigrette for an easy, healthy side.

A person using a kitchen towel to hold the sides of a large skillet filled with strawberries that are tossed with butter and sugar.

Caramelized Strawberries with Ricotta

If you’ve never experienced caramelized strawberries, grab a carton and get cooking. This easy 15-minute dessert features sweet cooked strawberries piled atop creamy ricotta cheese, and topped with fresh mint.

A white bowl filled with warm marinated lentil salad with feta cheese slabs on top.

Marinated Lentil Salad

Love lentils? Us, too. Even if you don’t, give this recipe a whirl. The combination of lentils with a spiced nut vinaigrette, fresh basil, and slabs of feta cheese may change your mind.

A platter of Mediterranean nachos topped with yogurt, hummus, cucumbers, tomatoes, olives, feta, and chickpeas on a wooden platter

Mediterranean Nachos

We bet you never thought you’d hear the words healthy and nachos in the same sentence. But these Greek-style nachos, topped with yogurt, hummus, and veggies are exactly that.

A tray of one-pan spaghetti puttanesca

One-Pan Spaghetti Puttanesca

All of the classic flavors of spaghetti puttanesca with the convenience of just one pan and barely any effort? Umm, yes, please!

All butter pie dough in 2 rounds, with a pie plate and dough in the background, as well as a rolling pin.

All-Butter Pie Dough

Knowing how to make a pie crust is definitely a skill that will make your life better. And one that’s all butter will make you a hero, whether you use a sweet or savory filing.

Apple and celery salad in a patterned bowl, beside a cutting board with a knife and apple slices.

Apple and Celery Salad

A simple and elegant salad that brightens up whatever you serve it alongside. Crisp, tangy, and refreshing, it’s a perfect accompaniment.

A white bowl filled with potato salad with dill, including quartered red-skinned potatoes, tossed with dill, scallions, and lemon zest.

Potato Salad with Dill

A simple little potato salad that packs a surprising punch of flavors, with no mayo needed. Tangy, zesty, and silky all at once.

A large rectangle casserole pan, filled with tater tot nachos topped with sour cream, tomatoes, sour cream, and jalapeños. A wooden serving spoon lays beside the dish.

Tater Tot Nachos ~ Totchos

Nachos are always a welcome dinner–or snack–but sometimes you want something even more special. A base of crisp potato nuggets are just the thing.

A skillet filled with sloppy Joe meat mixture, flanked by a filled, untapped sandwich with a toasted top and a bag of sesame seed buns.

Sloppy Joes

Sam Sifton’s recipe for sloppy Joes is quick and, honestly, quite superb. Full of flavor and just as messy as you remember. And just as tasty.

A sheet pan covered with parchment paper, filled with layers of sliced zucchini, tomatoes, shredded mozzarella, piles of ricotta and marinara sauce.

Sheet Pan Zucchini Pizza Bake

A fake-out pizza for the low-carb crowd. It’s seriously good, even without the dough. Layers of veggies and cheese make it filling and tasty.