Alexandra M., Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Alexandra M. has tested.

White plate with a maple pork chops, carrots, and beets with feta cheese

Maple Pork Chops

Expect a subtle sweetness from this pork chop sensation that comes together from pantry standbys. We suspect that, like us, you’re gonna wanna add it to your weeknight rotation.

  • (3)
  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 6
A cast-iron skillet filled with a cooked sweet potato cornbread with two pats of butter on top and a dish of butter pats beside it.

Sweet Potato Cornbread

We could blather on and on about this surprising (and stealthy healthy) riff on a Southern classic that everyone is swearing is the best cornbread they’ve ever had.

  • (12)
  • 15 M
  • 50 M
  • 65
A white enamel pot filled with turkey meatball soup.

Turkey Meatball Soup

This outrageously healthy—yet still satiating—riff on Italian wedding soup swaps traditional beef and pork meatballs for ones made with turkey. Indulgence with decency.

  • (3)
  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 6
A tangle of fettuccine with scallops finished with lemon zest and chervil on a brown plate.

Fettuccine with Scallops

Whether you need a no-fail romantic or celebratory dinner for two, here’s how to pull it off with ease and impressiveness.

  • (1)
  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 4
A bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin with a few slices cut from the end and a knife resting beside.

Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

Easy. Economical. On the table in 45 minutes. And essentially pork wrapped in more pork and roasted until crisp outside and juicily tender inside. Comfort food for when you need it.

  • (2)
  • 35 M
  • 45 M
  • 12
A slice of bread topped with egg salad without mayo n a white plate.

Egg Salad Without Mayo

Most definitely not your grandma’s egg salad. It’s crammed full of gently caramelized onions and it’s sooo surprisingly lovely you won’t even miss the mayo. Swear.

  • (7)
  • 10 M
  • 45 M
  • 28
A jar of homemade dish soap in a bowl with a spoon resting inside it.

How to Make Homemade Dish Soap

This natural alternative to overpriced, chemical-laden liquid dish soap is inexpensive, effective, and gentle on hands. Doesn’t get much more practical than that.

White bowl of dark beef chili with chocolate on a black slab

Easy Cincinnati Chili

Regardless of whether you’re from Cincinnati or have ever experienced Cincinnati chili, you’ve gotta try this recipe. Trust us.

  • (1)
  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 22
A layer of toasted, spiced pumpkin seeds

Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

“Super easy.” “Quite addictive.” “Divine.” That’s what folks are saying about these surprisingly seductive spiced pepitas made from the guts of your carved pumpkin.

  • (4)
  • 10 M
  • 45 M
  • 16