Sofia Reino, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Sofia Reino has tested.

Sofia Reino

Sofia Reino grew up in many kitchens. Her parents were diplomats, so her life was one of a gypsy, moving from one country to another and one cuisine to the next. Her passion for food began while she lived in Norway. At age nine, she'd run downstairs to the kitchen as soon as she finished her homework to help her mother and the cook prepare a variety of meals. The dishes were mostly Portuguese, but with an international twist, and were prepared for hundreds of people. She spent each summer in Portugal, where again she enjoyed countless hours in the kitchen, this time with her avó (grandmother) and the kitchen helpers. Reino now lives in South Carolina with her Boston-born Irish-American husband and has two kitchen helpers of her own in the form of her daughters.

Glazed Ham Recipe

Plonk this brown sugar glazed ham on your holiday table and then simply step back, listen to the gasped oohs and aahs, accept all manner of accolades, and then watch it disappear.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 8

Spruce Needle Vodka Recipe

Essentially vodka infused with a sprig from your Christmas tree, this celebratory cocktail both starts and stops conversations at parties. The perfect gift for the person who has everything.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 18

Baked Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

This easy shove-it-in-the-oven casserole is exactly what macaroni and cheese ought to be—cheesy, crumb-topped, and ridiculously indulgent.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 27

Butternut Squash Quiche Recipe

Butternut squash, sage, and brown butter haunt this velvety rich quiche that flamboyantly flaunts its jewel-toned hues.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 3 H
  • 4

Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin Recipe

Pork wrapped in bacon and roasted until crisp outside and tender inside. Easy. Economical. On the table in 45 minutes. Any objections?

  • Quick Glance
  • 35 M
  • 45 M
  • 8

Arugula Salad Recipe With Pear and Blue Cheese

Peppery greens, creamy blue cheese, and crisp pear are jumbled together with a sweetly nutty vinaigrette that’s so delicious you may just catch folks licking the plate.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 0

Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic Recipe

Chicken with 40 cloves of garlic is a classic for one reason—it’s damn good. Using chicken thighs ensures the meat remains juicy. Using our trick for quickly peeling garlic makes it hassle free.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 10

Candied Pecans Recipe

“Irresistible.” “The perfect combination of sweet, salt, spice, and crunch.” “We. Can. NOT. Stop. Eating. Them.” “Absolutely perfect.” That’s what folks are saying about these candied pecans.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 12

Pesto Genovese

A spoon-it-straight-from-the-jar-and-slather-it-on-everything sauce with the taste of tradition, the seduction of sophistication.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 31

How To Cook Shishito Peppers

Knowing how to perfectly blister shishito peppers results in a beguiling cocktail nosh with a mildly tingly, almost sweet heat.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 11

Roasted Potatoes on the Grill Recipe

Roasted potatoes on the grill magically means you can indulge your craving for roasted potatoes during sweltering summer without heating up the entire kitchen. You’re welcome.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 40 M
  • 14

Bacon Jam Recipe

Maybe what the world needs is a single currency. Like jars of this sweet, rich, intense bacon jam that makes everything better.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 84

Coffee Crusted Grilled Pork Chops Recipe

“Wow!” “Off-the-charts good!” “Divine.” “Amazingly juicy and tender.” “A definite keeper.” That’s what folks are saying about these grilled and subtly spiced chops. Sorta makes you want to try ’em, eh?

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 25 M
  • 4

Limeade Recipe

More tart than sweet is what you’ll find this perfectly puckery little limeade to be. And that’s exactly the way it was always intended to be.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 6
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