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, one cuisine to the next. Her passion for food and cooking began while she lived in Norway. At age nine, she'd run downstairs to the kitchen as soon as her homework was done 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. There she learned the family secrets to traditional Portuguese and French recipes. Today she lives in South Carolina, is married to an Irish-American from Boston, and now she has two kitchen helpers of her own in the form of her high school and preschool daughters.

Spiced Pumpkin Seeds Recipe

Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

“Super easy.” “Quite addictive.” “Divine.” That’s what folks are saying about these surprisingly seductive, curiously addictive seeds.

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  • 10 M
  • 45 M
  • 6
Baked Eggs Recipe

Baked Eggs

And you thought you didn’t have time for breakfast. We’re changing that with this handy dandy technique.

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  • 10 M
  • 25 M
  • 6
Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin Recipe

Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

Pork tenderloin + bacon = pork to the nth degree. Any objections? Yeah, we didn’t think so.

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  • 35 M
  • 45 M
  • 6
Momofuku Milk Bar's Compost Cookies Recipe

Compost Cookies®

Don’t knock this till you try it’s buttery, potato chip-y, chocolate-y, coffee-y goodness. Trust us on this.

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  • 35 M
  • 2 H
  • 2
Easy Gazpacho Recipe

Easy Gazpacho

Perhaps the easiest gazpacho recipe ever, this Spanish classic will have you swearing off takeout all summer long.

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  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 4
Grilled Eggplant Parmesan Recipe

Grilled Eggplant Parmesan

This eggplant Parmesan isn’t exactly traditional, and we consider that a darn good thing. We defy you to try it and not like it.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 2
Tomato-Rubbed Bread | Pa Amb Tomàquet Recipe

Tomato-Rubbed Bread | Pa Amb Tomàquet

Bread rubbed with tomato, drizzled with olive oil, and sprinkled with sea salt. Pa amb tomàquet. Also known as yum.

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  • 10 M
  • 15 M
  • 6
Homemade Dish Soap

Homemade Dish Soap

Inexpensive, easy, and gentle on hands. Does dish soap get much better than that?! Nope. Seriously.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 9
Hot Dog on a Baguette Recipe

Hot Dog on a Baguette

Made with crusty French bread in place of squishy hot dog buns, this dog is reminiscent of what you’ll find on the streets of Paris.

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  • 5 M
  • 10 M
  • 6
Coffee-Crusted Grilled Pork Chops Recipe

Coffee-Crusted Grilled Pork Chops

“Wow!” “Divine!” “Amazingly juicy and tender!” That’s what folks are saying about this recipe. Sorta makes you want to try it, eh?

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  • 10 M
  • 25 M
  • 4
French Dressing Recipe

Lemon Vinaigrette

Stylish on any salad, this versatile little number is a staple in every discerning cook’s recipe wardrobe.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 0
Homemade Espresso-Maple Smoked Bacon Recipe

Homemade Maple-Espresso Bacon

When David decides to DIY bacon, he really decides to DIY bacon. Seriously, folks. You gotta taste his take on cured pig.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 7 D, 4 H
  • 18
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