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Lisa Russell is a Philadelphia based prop and food stylist and art director for print and film. Lisa has extensive advertising and editorial experience and a vast knowledge of Philadelphia and New York styling resources.

A bowl of tortellini with Crème Fraîche, Swiss Chard, and Toasted Walnuts

Orecchiette with Crème Fraîche


Creamy, bright, and oh-so-comforting, this simple orecchiette with crème fraîche pasta dish can also be made with fresh or frozen tortellini

Skirt Steak with Avocado-Crème Fraîche Drizzle

Skirt Steak with Avocado-Crème Fraîche Sauce


Spicy seared skirt steak with garlic and chipotle cools off with a rich avocado-crème fraîche sauce for a meal that comes together in minutes

Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes with Crème Fraîche and Crispy Bacon

Crème Fraîche Baked Sweet Potatoes


Smooth, creamy, smoky, and snackable, these Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes may be served as an appetizer, snack, or main course, depending on how you slice ’em

sticky gingerbread cake with creme fraiche

Sticky Gingerbread Cake with Whipped Crème Fraîche


This warmly spiced Sticky Gingerbread Cake is a fine addition to any holiday dessert spread, especially when accompanied by slightly sour, crème fraîche-kissed whipped cream