Elizabeth and Lena Alvarez, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Elizabeth and Lena Alvarez has tested.

Homemade Dish Soap

Homemade Dish Soap

Inexpensive, easy, and gentle on hands. Does dish soap get much better than that?! Nope. Seriously.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 9
Goat Cheese Potato Cakes Recipe

Goat Cheese Potato Cakes

Hey, ‘member those mushy mashed potato cakes mom used to make from leftovers? Yeah, well, these are nothing like them.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 2
Hummus Recipe

Hummus

Let’s get clear about what hummus is and what it ain’t. Real hummus, as made in the Middle East, tastes like hummus. Not fancy. Just perfect.

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  • 10 M
  • 1 H
  • 8
Grated Carrot Salad Recipe

Grated Carrot Salad

Yoohoo, you who’s trying to eat more healthfully, start cramming carrots in your pieholes with this satisfying little number.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 0
White Pizza Recipe

White Pizza

We find this lovely, albeit subtly flavored, little number to be one of the simpler pleasures in life. We think you’ll concur.

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  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 8
Blood Orange Prosecco Cocktail Recipe

Blood Orange and Prosecco Cocktail

We think you’ll come to understand our giddiness about this effervescent elixir the second you take a sip.

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  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 6
Spaghetti with Bread Crumbs Recipe

Spaghetti with Bread Crumbs

Bet you’ve already got everything you need for this frugal pantry pasta. All you need now is 15 minutes to pull it together.

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  • 10 M
  • 20 M
  • 8
Pasta with Roasted Vegetables Recipe

Pasta with Roasted Vegetables

This jumble of sweetly caramelized vegetables creates a lovely, though unconventional, sauce of sorts for pasta. We’re such rebels.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H
  • 4
Apple Cider Vinaigrette Recipe

Apple Cider Vinaigrette

This slightly sweet, subtly tangy, entirely apple-y vinaigrette recipe is going to come in far more handy than you can ever imagine.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 4
Lemon Icey Recipe

Lemon Icey

Much as we love ice cream, sometimes it’s just too darn hot and humid for something so sweet and sticky. Enter the lemon icey.

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  • 10 M
  • 7 H, 30 M
  • 10
Salmon with Cherry Tomatoes Recipe

Salmon with Blistered Cherry Tomatoes

An impressive impromptu dinner that’s done in less than 30 minutes and a cinch to clean up. You’re welcome.

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  • 15 M
  • 20 M
  • 0
Fish Tacos with Creamy Cabbage Slaw Recipe

Fish Tacos with Creamy Chipotle Cabbage Slaw

Okay, so this fish taco isn’t exaaaaaactly like what we’ve experienced in Baja. But it’s close. Close enough. Maybe better.

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  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 12
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