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.

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
  • 22

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
  • 4

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
  • 0

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
  • 12

Potato and Chickpea Stew Recipe

Hearty and healthy and pretty darn satisfying, too.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 4

Chickpea and Cavatelli Soup Recipe

An easy Italian soup that makes for a satisfying supper tossed together from pantry staples.

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  • 30 M
  • 45 M
  • 2

Cuban Beans and Rice Recipe

Beans and rice is a staple dish in many cultures. But it’s something sorta special in Cuba. Words can’t quite do it justice, actually.

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  • 1 H
  • 14 H
  • 2

Stir Fried Lettuce Recipe

Stir fried lettuce. Not what you were expecting to do with that head of romaine languishing in the fridge? Perhaps you ought to think again.

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 2

Tahini Cookies Recipe

Chewy and nutty and salty and subtly sweet and guaranteed to be a little more exotic than any other cookie you’ve ever had. Also gluten-free as well as dairy-free and egg-free and, yes, paleo-friendly.

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  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 2

Coconut Rice Recipe

When done right, coconut rice is an almost indescribably lovely side dish that’s ever so slightly sweet and laughably easy and incredibly versatile. Here’s how to make it.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 35 M
  • 4
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