Marilee Johnson, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Marilee Johnson has tested.

Fruit Sorbet

Easy Fruit Sorbet

Couldn’t be easier. Simply freeze puréed fruit, water, and sugar and you have sorbet. Any-flavor-you-want fruit sorbet. Best part? No ice cream maker required.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 3 H
  • 0
A raspberry crostata--a rustic tart with the crust folded over a filling of raspberries--on a sheet of parchment

Raspberry Crostata

Sometimes a pie craving is just too strong to wait for a plate and fork and fussily crimping a top crust. Enter this easy peasy yet elegant crostata.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 50 M
  • 2
Rhubarb Crisp

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.

  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 23
Oval casserole dish with spring asparagus and Asiago gratin, topped with coarse bread crumbs

Spring Asparagus and Asiago Gratin

Our easy and elegant solution when you buy not-quite-spring spears of asparagus from the grocery store? Just add cheese and butter and bread crumbs.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 30 M
  • 10
Moroccan Lentil Soup

Moroccan Lentil Soup

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

  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 18
An iron plate with a pile of sautéed romaine lettuce topped with toasted pine nuts

Sauteed Romaine

Sauteed romaine is a quick and healthy side dish that’s gonna upend your notions of what purpose romaine was meant to serve on this planet. Bye bye, salads.

  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 2
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

A classic, perfected. (Yes, we know, you’ve been promised this before by others. But we mean it.)

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 1 D, 1 H
  • 29
Chili Cheese Fries

Chili Cheese Fries

Honest grub with demolish-the-entire-panful-while-standing-at-the-counter allure. Grab some napkins.

  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 8
Coffee-Crusted Grilled Pork Chops

Coffee Crusted Grilled Pork Chops

“Wow!” “Off-the-charts good!” “Divine.” “Amazingly juicy and tender.” “A definite keeper.” That’s what folks are saying about these grilled and subtly spiced chops. Sorta makes you want to try ’em, eh?

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 25 M
  • 6
Fried Egg Sandwich

Fried Egg Sandwich

Bread. Cheese. Egg. Hot sauce. Five bucks says you’ve got the makings for this easy and oozy sandwich waiting in your kitchen.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 12
Potatoes with Mexican Chorizo

Potatoes with Mexican Chorizo

Easy, authentic, and awesome any time of day, whether accompanied by steaming hot coffee or cold cerveza.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 50 M
  • 4
Cacio e Pepe

Cacio e Pepe

This crazy satisfying, ridiculously cheap, pantry-minded supper consists of just pasta, cheese, oil, salt, pepper, and a nifty technique.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 7
Fettuccine with Scallops

Fettuccine with Scallops

Whether you need a no-fail romantic dinner for two or an impressive dinner party for more, here’s how to pull it off.

  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 4