Jessica DeStefano, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Jessica DeStefano has tested.

Roasted Asparagus Recipe

Roasted Asparagus

Thinking a recipe for roast asparagus isn’t necessary? We thought so, too…until we tried this uber-reliable technique. Perfect spears, time after time.

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  • 5 M
  • 25 M
  • 6
Asparagus and Asiago Gratin

Spring Asparagus and Asiago Gratin

Here’s an easy, elegant way to coax stalky asparagus to goodness, with cheese and bread crumbs concealing all manner of out-of-season vegetal sins.

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  • 10 M
  • 30 M
  • 9
Apple Chips

Apple Chips

Why pay an absurd amount of money for a teensy bag containing a couple shriveled slices when you can make a slew of slightly sweet, somewhat tart, eminently easy dried apples yourself?

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  • 10 M
  • 35 M
  • 4
Chilaquiles

Chilaquiles

Essentially eggs scrambled with chips and salsa, chilaquiles is equally enticing in the a.m. as the p.m., with a cup of hot joe or a bottle of cold cerveza.

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  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 21
Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

“Little explosions of flavor” is how the author describes these luscious little orbs of yellow, orange, or red goodness. We don’t disagree. Neither will you.

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  • 5 M
  • 1 H
  • 7
Rhubarb Tequila Cocktail Recipe

Rhubarb and Tequila Cocktail

Stunning and sophisticated, this cocktail relies on rhubarb for tartness, orange for intrigue, sugar for sweetness, and tequila for an afternoon nap.

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  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 6
Sauteed Broccoli Rabe with Potatoes

Sautéed Broccoli Rabe with Potatoes

Rabe. Raab. Rapini. Call it what you will, but this mustardy green veggie of Italian descent is never better than when jumbled with sautéed garlic and crisped potatoes.

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  • 30 M
  • 50 M
  • 10
Roasted Sweet Potato Salad Recipe

Roasted Sweet Potato and Feta Salad

This salad recipe–a great segue between winter and spring–is filled with cubes of roasted sweet potatoes, wedges of onions, and a sprinkling of feta on top of earthy spinach.

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  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 7
Cinnamon Pecan Blondies

Cinnamon Pecan Blondies

Chewy, buttery, and teeming with toffee flavor, these are a sophisticated take on those made-from-a-box blondies you scarfed down with your carton of milk in the school cafeteria.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 41
Lobster Fra Diavolo Recipe

Lobster Fra Diavolo
 | Aragosta Fra Diavolo

This swanky pasta dish, gilded with chunks of sweet, sweet lobster and hints of finely chopped chile, lends a little extravagance to everyday spaghetti.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 10
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