Tamiko Lagerwaard, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Tamiko Lagerwaard has tested.

Two plates of shaved asparagus and pecorino salad on a tablecloth

Asparagus and Pecorino Salad

The asparagus in this salad is sublimely sweet and is beautifully balanced by salty pecorino and tart zinginess of lemon.

  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 1
Espresso Cake

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.

  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 37
Muffin tin filled with 12 mini-muffin financiers studded with raspberries

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.

  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 15
A slab of Katharine Hepburn brownies cut into 9 pieces, on parchment paper, with a knife nearby

Katharine Hepburn Brownies

Who knew Katharine Hepburn was as agile at baking as acting? These brownies make us think maybe she missed her true calling.

  • 10 M
  • 1 H
  • 35
Gianduia Brownies

Nutella Brownies

And, on the seventh day, God created gianduia (zhahn-doo-yah). And the world has been a more glorious place ever since.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 2
Crisp Potato Cakes

Crisp Potato Cakes

A kissing cousin to the latke, this whopping plate-size potato cake ensures you’re not standing at the stove all night long turning out one wee pancake after another.

  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 11
Crunchy Oven-Fried Drumsticks

Oven Fried Drumsticks

Some things never go out of style. Witness these throwback kid- and adult-friendly drumsticks rolled in crumbs of any sort. Potato chips. Wasabi peas. Rice crackers.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 50 M
  • 17
Homemade Twinkies

Homemade Twinkies

Just like the classic, these delicate sponge cakes are crammed to almost bursting with irresistibly sweet, fluffy, creamy goodness—minus the chemicals, preservatives, artificial colorings, and other abominations.

  • 50 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 80
Flounder

Flounder with Lemon Butter Sauce

Easy, elegant, and exceptionally buttery. Pretty impressive for something that you toss together in less than 15 minutes, wouldn’t you agree?

  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 22
Tom Yum Goong Soup

Tom Yum Goong Soup

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

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 4
Carrot Apple Juice

Carrot Apple Juice

Carrots. Apple. Lime. That’s all it takes to toss together this easy juice, whether for breakfast, lunch, or somewhere in between.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 0
Panna Cotta With Peaches

Panna Cotta with Peaches

This panna cotta has the most luscious of textures. How to explain it? Hmmm. Sorta like swooping velvet over your tongue.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 8 H, 40 M
  • 4
Madeleines

Madeleines

Who knew these buttery, airy, delicate little cakes were so simple to make…and so irresistibly delicious?! (Well, Proust, for one…)

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 4