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.

Best St. Louis Ribs Recipe

“These ribs are among the best I’ve had.” That’s what folks are saying about these ribs slathered with spice rub and smothered with barbecue sauce and smoked until knee-wobblingly tender.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 10 H
  • 4

Birthday Cake Fudge Recipe

No-bake cake doesn’t get any easier than this funfetti fudge that’s complete with a semisweet chocolate “cake” layer, a white chocolate “frosting” layer, and sprinkles galore.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 4 H, 45 M
  • 0

Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe

Yes, this cauliflower fried rice recipe is low-carb, paleo-friendly, and darn near indistinguishable from the real thing. Swear.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 0

Lamb Chops Recipe With Cilantro and Mint Sauce

These lamb chops have a nifty little trick that works wonders at putting dinner on the table pronto while banishing boredom.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 30 M
  • 9

Cheater’s Chorizo Recipe

A sassy mix of ground pork, paprika, garlic, cayenne pepper, and wine that’s as irresistible to eat as it is easy to make.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 22

Shrimp and Grits Recipe

Creamy Southern stone-ground grits with Cheddar cheese, plump sauteed shrimp, crisp bacon, garlic, and scallions.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 67

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.

Pork Meatballs Recipe

The chewiness of rice, the sweetness of pork, the easiness of a made-for-weeknight recipe, and the loveliness of Asian flavors such as ginger, scallion, and sesame.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 2

Dyed Easter Eggs

Ditch the fizzy artificially dyed tablets for something more natural. Like kitchen scraps.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 2

Batter-Fried Chicken Recipe

Proof that you don’t require buttermilk or an insufferably long overnight brine to make insanely tender, crazily crispy, gosh darn perfect fried chicken.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 47

Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic Recipe

Made with lotsa garlic for flavor and potatoes for sustenance, this chicken with 40 cloves of garlic recipe rocks.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 8

Baked Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

This easy baked casserole is exactly what macaroni and cheese ought to be—cheesy, crumb-topped, indulgent goodness.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 27

Slow Cooker Ribs Recipe

Easiest. Ribs. Ever. Yet with the same scintillating, fall-off-the-bone goodness as their grilled and smoked counterparts.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 6 H, 45 M
  • 18

Homemade Larabars Recipe

We got nothing against the Larabars we’ve been noshing for years, save for the fact that they’re not homemade. Until now.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 50 M
  • 136
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