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.

Best St Louis Ribs Recipe

Best St. Louis Ribs

“These ribs are among the best I’ve had.” That’s what our recipe testers uttered after tasting these messy little lovelies. Can’t disagree.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 10 H
  • 4
Confetti Popcorn Cake Recipe

Confetti Popcorn Cake

Sorta looks like a bunch of circus treats exploded, got smothered in marshmallows, and got magically turned into cake, eh?

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 4
Dukkah Recipe

Dukkah

We can’t stop sprinkling this everyday Egyptian magic over anything and everything. (Seriously. Someone send help.)

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
Ham and Cheese Omelet Recipe

Ham and Cheese Omelet

An insanely practical and easy way to put to use any leftover ham and odd bits of cheese from the holiday.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 0
Glazed Ham Recipe

Glazed Ham

Perfectly sticky but not overly sweet, this glazed ham is swell for Easter, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Sunday supper…shall we go on?

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 4
Warm Goat Cheese Salad Recipe

Warm Goat Cheese Salad | Salade au Chèvre Chaud

Baguette slathered with goat cheese and baked to toasty perfection with a can’t-mess-it-up vinaigrette and salad. Easy peasy.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 0
Classic Cabbage Kimchi Recipe

Kimchi

Canadian by birth but Southerner by choice, chef Hugh Acheson makes a mean kimchi. And just wait’ll you see how he uses it.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 3 H, 30 M
  • 2
Basic Chocolate Cake Recipe

Basic Chocolate Cake

One of the best darned cakes we’ve ever tasted. (Seriously. Would we kid about something as dramatically life-altering as this?!)

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 50 M
  • 6
Perfect Roast Chicken Recipe

Brined Chicken

Brined, salted, chilled, roasted, and pampered, this hen makes weeknight dinner as well as weekend entertaining a feat of ease.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 12
Magic One Ingredient Ice Cream Recipe

Magic One Ingredient Ice Cream

This easy, cheap, weird, and truly magical one-ingredient ice cream calls for nothing but bananas and your food processor. Oh, and a spoon.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 12
Homemade Gluten-Free Four Recipe

Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour

Cakes and cookies and fried chicken, oh my! There’s no limit to the things you can make when you try this nifty gluten-free blend.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 3
Homemade Thin Mints Recipe

Homemade Thin Mints

Tired of waiting and waiting and waiting for your boxes of Girl Scout Thin Mints to arrive? Not with this trusty little recipe.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 35 M
  • 4
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