Samantha Fisher, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Samantha Fisher has tested.

Read, bake, paint. Walk the dog, drink some tea. Hand-feed the diabetic cat her daily ration of artisan ham, her preferred food at the moment. It doesn’t sound all-consuming, yet where do the days go? On the side, Samantha Fisher designs sock animals and t-shirts, does graphic design, and is helping a friend launch her wellness coaching business. She sings in an old-timey band and directs a couple of plays a year. She goes on a lot of road trips, and she tries to be a good listener. Oh and once a month, she runs a fundraising dinner delivery in Seattle called TABLE: Take Action, Bake Love Eat. More info at www.eatbakelove.org or follow @samantix on Instagram.

A rectangular baking dish filled with roast chicken, lemon slices, and garlic cloves.

Honey Glazed Chicken with Garlic Confit

This simple, yet elegant roast chicken dinner features chicken pieces that are glazed with honey and vinegar, then slowly roasted in garlic confit until tender and golden. Do we have your attention?

No-Churn Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream

No-Churn Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream

We can’t get enough of this creamy, nutty no-churn ice cream that’s dotted with mini peanut butter cups. We’re willing to bet you’ll feel the same way about it.

A white porcelain bowl filled with creamy red potato salad, topped with sliced scallions and a serving spoon resting inside

Creamy Red Potato Salad

This make-ahead, tangy, lightened-up version of the classic is going to be on repeat all summer long.

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 serving platter with four cat head biscuits and gravy and sage leaves to garnish.

Cat Head Biscuits and Gravy

Sometimes you just need a biscuit as big as a cat’s head. And we’d never turn down a creamy sausage gravy on top.

A citrus fennel salad assembled on a white and blue serving platter, topped with fresh herbs.

Citrus Fennel Salad

This refreshing jumble of citrus, fennel, arugula, onion, and fresh herbs tossed in a citrus vinaigrette is like springtime on a plate.

An Irish coffee mug filled with butterscotch beer with foam on top and a drizzle of butterscotch sauce.

Butterscotch Beer

If a trip to Hogsmeade isn’t in your future, you can whip up a sweet little batch of Butterscotch Beer to tide you over. It’s magical.

A wire rack with a blueberry coffee cake and 2 slices on it, glazed and with a spoon sitting beside it.

Blueberry Coffee Cake

Breakfast, snack, dessert–blueberry coffee cake does all that and more. Full of berries and topped with sweet glaze, you’re going to love it.

A white plate with a swirl of One-Pan Lemon Parmesan Linguine, with creamy sauce, a fork and 2 slices of lemon.

One-Pan Lemon Parmesan Linguine

Quick to cook and quick to please–a creamy, lemony pasta that comes together in just one pot. Just one! Did we mention that it’s scrumptious, too?

2 pottery bowls filled with keto chicken coconut soup, with spoons and a bowl of lime and cilantro.

Keto Chicken Coconut Soup

An Asian flavored soup that’s also pretty healthy and incredibly tasty. What else could you ask for? Dairy-free and full of mushrooms? It’s all here.

A white platter with melon and cucumber salad with strips of cucumber and melon on a bed of whipped mascarpone, topped with chopped almonds, cilantro and edible flowers.

Melon and Cucumber Salad

The cool combo of cucumber and melon never goes out of style but this version isn’t just gorgeous, it’s also light and refreshing.

A bowl of butternut queso surrounded by tortilla chips, a hand dipping one into the queso.

Vegan Butternut Queso

A vegan queso dip for anytime you feel like a little snack that’s better-for-you but still super tasty. Perfect for dipping, drizzling, and dousing.

A large cookie sheet filled with blueberry slab pie with a lattice top, with pieces missing and a spatula.

Spiced Blueberry Slab Pie

A pie for a gathering–or for serious blueberry pie lovers. A large scale stunner, this pie will earn you dessert-winner status.

Three chewy chocolate brownies stacked on top of each other with another leaning on the stack on a piece of parchment.

Chewy Chocolate Brownies

Craving chewy chocolate brownies? America’s Test Kitchen has a splendid version that’s got some seriously amped-up flavor.

A white serving bowl filled with pieces of adobo chicken and garnished with cilantro.

Adobo Chicken

A sweet and vinegary, sesame and garlicky, oniony chicken dish that’s seriously irresistible. You’re gonna want to put this dish on repeat.