Irene Seales, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Irene Seales has tested.

Irene Seales

Picking blackberries and peaches for canning, snacking on stalks of homegrown rhubarb, and rolling grape leaves just right, Irene learned to cook in her Greek motherʼs kitchen, where she worked her way up like any new line cook, eventually earning the privilege of assembling baklava under watchful guidance. Today, Irene views cooking as both a creative endeavor and a way to understand the world, savoring both the solitary meditations of chopping, slicing, and sautéing along with the unpredictable experiences inherent in cooking and eating good food with others. Her willingness to talk to anyone has led to shameless interrogations of waiters and chefs, baristas and bakers, farmers and butchers, and fellow home cooks. For Irene, the best seat is always at the kitchen counter, especially if it's affogato time.

Breakfast Burger Recipe

Made with egg, bacon, Cheddar, and a brioche bun, this breakfast burger certainly sounds like breakfast to us!

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  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 4

Blueberry Pie Recipe

Blueberry pie. The mere mention of it sorta makes you wanna stop everything and sprint to the kitchen, doesn’t it? This pie is soooooooooo worth the interruption to your day.

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  • 30 M
  • 2 H
  • 2

Black Sesame Ice Cream Recipe

Despite being vegan and dairy-free (it’s made with coconut milk), this black sesame ice cream is still exceptionally creamy and boasts a beguiling taste. You sorta gotta experience it for yourself.

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  • 40 M
  • 4 H
  • 2

Adonis Cocktail Recipe

Named for the Broadway play about the mythological Greek god of beauty, the Adonis stunningly draws together vermouth, a couple styles of sherry, orange bitters, and a twist.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 0

Blueberry Syrup Recipe

Brings back memories of that sticky, cloyingly sweet blueberry syrup from your childhood yet recreates it with so much more class.

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  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 0

Buttermilk Cornbread Recipe

“Heavenly.” “The best cornbread we’ve ever had.” “Like eating cake.” “Stop me before I make another!” That’s what folks are saying about this unconventional cornbread.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 32

Deep-Fried Tofu with Peanut Sauce Recipe

Distinctly Thai, this deep-fried tofu with peanut sauce is gonna make you think of tofu like you’ve never, ever thought of it before.

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  • 45 M
  • 45 M
  • 0

Champagne Cocktail Recipe

The quintessential something to sip at an elegant soirée, a large party, or just because it’s a random Tuesday night.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 2

Rosé Seltzer Recipe

A sweetly tart, subtly flavored, gently intoxicating, remarkably refreshing summer sipper in a fetching shade of pink.

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  • 10 M
  • 1 D
  • 6

Braised Chicken with Olives and Orange Recipe

This simple one-dish braised chicken recipe is making lots of folks really quite happy. Perhaps you should see what all the fuss is about.

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  • 40 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 0

Mint Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream Recipe

All natural. No artificial colors or flavors. Family friendly. Adult approved. And as delicious as any mint chip ice cream we’ve ever tasted.

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  • 20 M
  • 4 H
  • 0

Baharat Roast Chicken Recipe

Not only does the exotic Middle Eastern spice blend known as baharat lend an enticing flourish to your everyday cooking, it just may make for the most exceptionally easy chicken you’ve ever made.

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  • 10 M
  • 2 H, 10 M
  • 4

Kentucky Bourbon Cake Recipe

This Southern classic is much like a pound cake given its decadent amount of butter and moist, tender, perfect crumb. But oh, baby, wait’ll you taste the bourbon glaze.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 5 M
  • 14

Potato and Chickpea Stew Recipe

Hearty and healthy and pretty darn satisfying, too.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 4
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