Marilee Johnson, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Marilee Johnson has tested.

A bowl of spaghetti all'Aglio e Olio topped with olive oil and flakes of Parmesan cheese.

Spaghetti all’Aglio e Olio

This Italian classic is gonna bring ease to your everyday supper situation with its understated complexity and undeniable frugality.

  • (3)
  • 5 M
  • 20 M
  • 14
A stack of easy gingerbread pancakes topped with bacon, maple syrup, and creme fraiche in a white bowl.

Easy Gingerbread Pancakes

This easy gingerbread pancakes recipe is easy to make with sugar, spice, lemon zest, and maple syrup with flavors that are welcome waaaaaaay beyond Christmas.

  • (2)
  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 4
A white baking dish filled with easy rhubarb crisp and a spoon resting in the center.

Easy Rhubarb Crisp

An obscenely easy, sweetly tart rhubarb crisp that you simply must experience at least once. (Although we doubt you’ll be able to stop at just once.)

  • (2)
  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 31
A bowl of Cuban black bean soup with a wooden ladle next to a yellow plate filled with white rice.

Cuban Black Bean Soup

This Havana-style black bean soup is gonna surprise you with just how intensely flavored it is despite calling for just cheap vegetarian ingredients.

  • (2)
  • 40 M
  • 3 H, 15 M
  • 10
A dark grey rectangular baking dish half filled with four cheese macaroni and cheese and a metal spoon lifting a scoop out.

Four Cheese Macaroni and Cheese

Too much of a good thing can be wonderful. Witness this macaroni and cheese with fontina, Gorgonzola, pecorino, and Parm.

  • Quick Glance
  • 40 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 1
A white bowl filled with lentil soup and topped with fried chiles, greek yogurt, and cilantro

Moroccan Lentil Soup

“Amazing.” “Wonderful.” “Warm satisfaction.” “Won the make-it-again award.” “Easy.” “Quick.” That’s what we’re hearing about this luxuriously satiating soup.

  • (5)
  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 22
A layer of parmesan twists on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

Parmesan Twists

There’s lots to love about these crowd-pleasing twists. How they look. How they taste. How they come together with ease. (Need we go on…?)

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
A tall glass filled with dark and stormy cocktail with ginger beer being poured in.

Dark and Stormy Cocktail

It was a dark and stormy night…oops. We mean, this stiff yet slightly sweet cocktail is certain to thunder through your evening.

  • (4)
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 19
A yellow Dutch oven filled with white bean and chicken chili, topped with pieces of bacon.

White Bean and Chicken Chili

Stop your scoffing. This may not be conventional chili, but it’s no sissy imposter. It’s just a little subtler, soupier, and smokier.

  • (3)
  • 35 M
  • 1 H
  • 8
A spoonful of sweet cream ice cream.

Sweet Cream Ice Cream

No vanilla. No eggs. Just cream, sugar, cream cheese, and plain and simple goodness like you’ve never imagined. A sweet cream sensation.

  • (1)
  • 15 M
  • 10 H
  • 8