Elizabeth and Lena Alvarez, Recipe Tester

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

Plum Sorbet Recipe

This plum sorbet is going to change your late-summer stone fruit strategy. Ice cream maker not required.

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  • 45 M
  • 5 H
  • 2

How To Make Infused Water With Herbs (Or Anything!)

Why spend half your paycheck on pricey infused waters when you can make them at home? It’s easy, inexpensive, and lovely. Think of it as sorta like sangria without the wine.

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  • 5 M
  • 8 H, 5 M
  • 0

Shrub Recipe

You don’t have to be a hipster in Brooklyn to appreciate the latest retro cocktail craze. All you need are vinegar, sugar, fruit, a little patience, and a palate for the finer things in life.

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  • 15 M
  • 18 D
  • 4

New England Clambake Recipe

The problem with a New England clambake? You have to be in New England to partake. Until now and this easy oven method.

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  • 20 M
  • 30 M
  • 10

Lettuce Soup Recipe

Never has an overabundance of garden lettuces and herbs been so easily remedied—or made so memorable—as this soup.

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  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 0

White Pizza Recipe

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
  • 18

Fish Tacos Recipe 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 even better.

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  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 20

Pasta Grattugiata Recipe

Tax man taketh? Then you need this frugal Italian staple that’s crazy satiating yet made in minutes from mere flour, eggs, bread crumbs, and cheese.

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  • 15 M
  • 40 M
  • 15

Apple Cider Vinaigrette Recipe

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
  • 6

Homemade Dish Soap

This natural alternative to fancy liquid dish soap is inexpensive, effective, and gentle on hands. Doesn’t get much more practical than that.

Meyer Lemon Syrup Recipe

Luscious as caramel yet simple as simple syrup, this Meyer lemon syrup has a very giftable sweet tart lemon thing going on.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 0

Paleo Snickerdoodles Recipe

Thanks to this gluten-free, paleo-friendly godsend of a recipe, everyone can have their snickerdoodles and eat them, too.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 2 H
  • 0

Coconut Milk Hot Chocolate Recipe

Rich, creamy, and divine. It also just happens to be paleo, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, kid-friendly, and adult-approved.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 4 H
  • 0

Steamed Cauliflower Recipe

A simple yet stunning technique for steamed whole cauliflower that’s making even veggie haters proclaim it awesome.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
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