Olivia Bleitz, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Olivia Bleitz has tested.

A half-full jar of honey barbecue sauce with a spoon dripping excess sauce back into the jar.

Honey Barbecue Sauce

Pantry ingredients and barely any effort yield you something that’s sweetly tangy and spicy that you’ll want to slather on ribs, wings, pulled pork, smoked or grilled chicken, burgers…

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  • 15 M
  • 35 M
  • 0
A person sitting in front of a plate of blackened grouper with peach jalapeño salsa.

Blackened Grouper with Peach Jalapeño Salsa

Remember the blackening craze in which EVERYTHING was baptized with a rock-your-world spice mix? This is one of the best expressions of it. And its on the table in half an hour.

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  • 30 M
  • 45 M
  • 0
A few tahini chocolate chip cookies on a torn piece of parchment paper.

Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

As easy as the classic Toll House recipe but a lot more memorable, these beauties boast ample chocolate chunks, a subtle nuttiness from the tahini, crackly edges, and oh so soft centers.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 2
A smoked chicken sandwich and fries in a plastic basket lined with paper.

Smoked Pulled Chicken Sandwich

Like a slightly less indulgent—but by no means abstemious—pulled pork sandwich with all the smoky savoriness you’ve come to expect and love.

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  • 30 M
  • 13 H, 30 M
  • 0
Cooked pieces of chicken shawarma and wedges of red onion on a rimmed baking sheet.

Chicken Shawarma

Permeated with an enticing and sorta (but not intimidatingly) exotic blend of spices, these chicken thighs and tender roasted onions and couldn’t be easier.

  • (2)
  • 25 M
  • 3 H, 5 M
  • 11
A loaf of lemon cream cheese Danish bread on a piece of foil with a knife lying beside it.

Lemon Cream Cheese Danish Bread

All the cream cheesy goodness of an individual Danish that you’ve come to love. But in pillowy bread form. Which makes it oh so easy to snitch just a smidgen more.

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  • 30 M
  • 4 H
  • 2
Ylelow plate with four lemon bars sprinkled with powdered sugar, one with a bite take out of it

Lemon Bars

Tart and sweet, silken and crumbly, these easy lemon bars have a sweet cookie crust, a tart lemon filling, and a dusting of confectioners’ sugar. A classic, perfected.

  • (3)
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 14
A whole two layer spiced carrot cake on a white cake stand with one slice cut from it on a plate with a fork beside it.

Spiced Carrot Cake

Not the carrot cake of your childhood. Unspeakably better. With an ever-so-slightly exotic edge of chai tea and cardamom that makes this childhood dessert all grown up.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 0