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Lauren Habermehl

location-pin Milwaukee, WI

School: Marquette University

Expertise: Recipe development; cooking techniques; baking; beer, wine & cocktail

Lauren Habermehl

  • Four years at Taste of Home as a writer, photographer and recipe developer
  • Creator of Frydae, a food blog focused on fresh takes of classic recipes
  • Writer for Well Plated by Erin, Sky Valley Foods, Sabatino Tartufi and Lesaffre Yeast


Lauren is a recipe developer and food photographer. At Taste of Home, you’ll find her putting famous celebrity recipes to the test, from Dolly Parton’s stampede soup to Stanley Tucci’s six-ingredient pasta casserole. She’s also known for her FoodTok finds and sharing tips for how to re-create Internet-famous 15-hour potatoes, apple pie cinnamon rolls and chamoy pickles. When she’s not trying out a recipe-gone-viral, she’s developing copycat recipes and new twists on comfort food for her food blog, Frydae.


Marquette University, bachelor's in advertising and minor in communication design in association with Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design

Taste of Home Editorial Policies

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Articles & Recipes

Blackened Salmon

This blackened salmon is seasoned to perfection. It's smoky, crispy and can be served with mashed potatoes or your favorite greens. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Easy Baked Shrimp

These baked shrimps are drizzled in a delicious, garlicky lemon sauce for a well-seasoned, light and refreshing meal. It's a quick way to cook shrimp and is easy enough to be a go-to party dish. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Cajun Shrimp Pasta

I ate at a Chili's restaurant and had this amazing dish that I knew I just had to try to recreate. The results are an al dente pasta with a creamy, cheesy sauce and tender shrimp with mild cajun seasoning that lingers on your palate but doesn't overpower the dish. Serve it with garlic bread and salad for a great meal! —Brooklyn Trammell, New Haven, Kentucky