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.

Dyed Easter Eggs Recipe

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

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 2

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
  • 24

Spicy Roasted Cauliflower Recipe

A perfectly cooked and gently spiced specimen of cruciferous loveliness. You’re seriously not going to be able to stop noshing this.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 0

Chili Cheese Fries Recipe

Honest grub with demolish-the-entire-panful-while-standing-at-the-counter allure. Grab some napkins.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 8

Batter-Fried Chicken Recipe

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

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 69

Choucroute Garnie Recipe

Served in every beer hall in eastern France, choucroute garnie is essentially a gussied up hot dog and sauerkraut. To which we say, oui!

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 5 H, 15 M
  • 4

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

Oven Fried Drumsticks Recipe

Some things never go out of style. They just take on a somewhat newish look now and again. Witness these kid- and adult-friendly drumsticks rolled in crumbs of any sort. Panko. Potato chips. Wasabi peas. Rice crackers. We could go on.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 50 M
  • 12

Slow Cooker Ribs Recipe

All the scintillating, fall-off-the-bone magnificence of smoked ribs. None of the standing outside in the snow or sleet to tend your grill or smoker.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 6 H, 45 M
  • 23

Homemade Larabars Recipe

We got nothing against the Larabars we’ve been noshing for years, save for the fancy packaging and the crazy price tag.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 50 M
  • 170

Espresso Cake Recipe

This simple yet spectacular riff on coffee cake—there’s actually coffee in the cake—is rich and robust and rousing in that way only espresso can be.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 37

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
  • 20

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
  • 6
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