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.

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.

  • Quick Glance
  • 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?

  • Quick Glance
  • 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.

  • Quick Glance
  • 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
Nashville Hot Fried Chicken Recipe

Nashville Hot Fried Chicken

Hot enough to make you holler. That’s how they like their fried chicken in Nashville. Who are we to argue?

  • Quick Glance
  • 40 M
  • 55 M
  • 16
Vanilla Cupcakes Recipe

Vanilla Cupcakes

These simple yet superlative little cakes are quite mind-blowing in their poundcake-like loveliness. Go on. See for yourself.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 2
Israeli Pickles Recipe

Israeli Pickles

Quickles. It’s what we call pickles that can be made in mere minutes without the usual canning. (Quick. Pickles. Get it?!)

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 20 M
  • 4
White Pizza Recipe

White Pizza

We find this lovely, albeit subtly flavored, little number to be one of the simpler pleasures in life. We think you’ll concur.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 8
Choucroute Garnie Recipe

Choucroute Garnie

Served in every beer hall in eastern France, choucroute garnie is the hot dog and sauerkraut dish of Alsace. To which we say, oui!

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 5 H, 15 M
  • 2
Peppery Duck Breast Recipe

Peppery Duck Breast

An elegant and easy riff on steak au poivre, made not with beef but duck breast cooked to a rosy medium-rare.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 2
Root Vegetable Latkes Recipe

Scraps Latkes

An impressive use for those pesky odds and ends that remain after slicing and dicing roots and tubers. Grandma’d be proud.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 55 M
  • 2
Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Cranberry Sauce

This little make-ahead number is easy as can be, requires no coveted stove-top space before the big meal, and tastes, well, wow.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 1 H, 5 M
  • 8
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