Tamiko Lagerwaard, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Tamiko Lagerwaard has tested.

A tray of twelve mini muffin financiers, each with two raspberries on top.

Mini-Muffin Financiers

Don’t let these delicate, diminutive cakes with the froufrou French name fool you. They’re a cinch to toss in the oven–and even easier to toss in the mouth.

A veggie burger topped with mushrooms and thyme on an oval plate.

Veggie Burgers

We don’t even like veggie burgers. We swear. Except for this deliciously irresistible, soulfully satiating riff on mushroom and barley soup.

  • (2)
  • 20 M
  • 45 M
  • 11
A wooden bowl filled with tom yum goong soup with mushrooms, lemongrass, shrimp, and cilantro in a broth.

Tom Yum Goong Soup

The lilt of lemongrass. The sour smack of tamarind. The warm-your-belly pervasiveness of galangal. The unmistakable funk of fish sauce. All in this exquisitely authentic soup.

  • (1)
  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 6
Two homemade Twinkies, with one cut in half and the other resting on top of a cut half.

Homemade Twinkies

Like the classic, these sponge cakes are crammed to almost bursting with irresistibly sweet, fluffy, creamy goodness—but minus the chemicals and other abominations.

  • (6)
  • 50 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 98
An oval plate topped with lobster fra diavolo and a spoon resting on the side.

Lobster Fra Diavolo

Lend a little swanky to everyday spaghetti by gilding it with chunks of sweet, sweet lobster and juuuuust the perfect hit of chile pepper.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 12
Two fillets of flounder in a lemon butter sauce in a skillet topped with chopped parsley

Flounder with Lemon Butter Sauce

One of our most requested recipes. Easy, elegant, and pretty much foolproof. Sorta impressive for something that you toss together in less than 15 minutes, wouldn’t you agree?

  • (12)
  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 38
An espresso cake drizzled with glaze on a wire rack that is set on a pice of parchment to catch any glaze drips.

Espresso Cake

This simple yet spectacular riff on coffee cake—there’s actually coffee in the cake—is rich and robust and rousing in that way only espresso can be.

  • (13)
  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 51
Trisha Yearwood's chocolate torte on a cake stand with a section cut from it to display 12 layers.

Trisha Yearwood’s Chocolate Torte

This stunning Southern belle and its dozen tiers—yup, 12—is astonishingly easy peasy to make thanks to a savvy cake-baking tactic and a touch of patience.

  • (1)
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 2 H
  • 48