Terri Lyons, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Terri Lyons has tested.

Terri Lyons

Terri recalls her first food memory from the age of six, helping her babysitter make her favorite dish, Kraft Dinner. Family meals during her early years were not great culinary experiences (pre-packaged meals, 12-hour roasts with frozen pre-chopped onions, canned potatoes, and carrots, etc.). It was not until she moved into her first apartment that Terri’s food journey truly began. It was then that she fell in love with fresh produce and discovered that cooking (both the act and the result) could be a pleasure rather than a chore.  Discovering cookbooks could reveal many secrets and so her collection began. Many books have been lost during numerous moves but it has been growing again, albeit with a greater degree of selectivity. Terri now thoroughly enjoys trying new recipes and has acquired a taste for an eclectic range of foods and cooking techniques.

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.

Ten salted brown butter chocolate chunk cookies on a wire cooling rack.

Salted Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

There are chocolate chunk cookies and then there are THESE chocolate chunk cookies. After experiencing the combination of dark chocolate, brown butter, and toasted milk powder, we’re never going back.

A green bowl filled with air fryer shoestring fries with a person picking some out of it.

Air Fryer Shoestring Fries

These shoestring fries have all the crispy, crunchy goodness you love about traditional French fries, but are made healthier in your air fryer.

Two air fryer hasselback potatoes on a white plate with a person squeezing lemon over the top.

Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes

These Hasselback potatoes are crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside, and conveniently made in the air fryer. Sounds like a perfect potato to us.

A platter of grilled boneless chicken thighs topped with pickled red onion, mint, lemon, and pita on the side.

Spiced Grilled Boneless Chicken Thighs

These easy shawarma-inspired grilled chicken thighs are perfect for sharing. Grill them up and serve with all your fave fixings, including pickled onions, garlic yogurt, and fresh herbs.

A muffin tin filled with 12 baked egg and toast cups

Baked Egg and Toast Cups

There’s no excuse for skipping breakfast with these convenient egg and toast cups that combine eggs, cheese, and toast into a handheld bite.

A Kentucky butter cake on a white plate with a slice cut from it on a plate in the background

Kentucky Butter Cake

This sweet, buttery Southern pound cake is infused with rum extract and topped with a buttery vanilla sauce. Thankfully, it makes a big cake because it’s nearly impossible to stop after just one slice.

An easy skillet pizza for kids in the pan being held by a woman's hands

Easy Skillet Pizza for Kids

Not only is this simple cheese and tomato pizza guaranteed to please everyone at the table, it’s easy enough that your kids can make it.

A mason jar with tomato chips spilling out

Tomato Chips

Got some less-than-stellar winter grape tomatoes to use up? Or even a glut of summer ones? These easy tomato chips are our new favorite snack.

A baking pan filled with baklava granola

Baklava Granola

Like baklava, this baklava granola is filled with nuts, honey, cinnamon, and spices. Imagine, baklava for breakfast!

Chocolate peanut butter cookies in a stack, the top one broken in half, on a white background.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Tender chocolate cookies that have a little secret, in the form of a creamy peanut butter filling. It might seem like magic but it’s actually pretty easy.

Avocado chutney in a bowl with a large spoon, beside half an avocado, chilies, and garlic.

Avocado Chutney

Avocado chutney, like guacamole with an Indian-style upgrade, is a terrific little snack or even breakfast. Just spicy enough for everybody to enjoy.

Roasted cauliflower curry on a plate with a hand holding a fork, beside a large pot filled with curry and a small bowl of curry sauce.

Roasted Cauliflower Curry

A big vegan dinner of roasted cauliflower and chickpeas, flavored with coconut milk and warming spices for big impact. It’s mostly hands-off and tastes incredible.

Pibil-style pork ribs on sheets of parchment paper with a bowl of habanero salsa next to it.

Pibil-Style Pork Ribs

Here’s a sweet little recipe for Pibil-style ribs–less work than a traditional full pig but with all of the taste. Roll up your sleeves and pass the napkins!

A classic vanilla cupcake with cream cheese frosting with rainbow sprinkles, in a pink cupcake paper.

Classic Vanilla Cupcakes

A classic treat for adults and kids, vanilla cupcakes are loved by everyone. Tender cake and cream cheese frosting covered with sprinkles are everybody’s favorite.