Alexandra M., Recipe Tester

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

A bowl of roasted curried cauliflower mixed with onions and topped with cilantro

Roasted Curried Cauliflower

After tasting this richly spiced yet surprisingly nuanced recipe we asked them to try, someone suggested we change our name to “Leite’s Cauliflower.” Hmmm…

  • 35 M
  • 1 H
  • 4
A black skillet with figs in Port wine and a spoon on the side

Figs in Port

Simple. Seasonal. Sophisticated. Sassy. Sublime. All qualities we swoon to in a dessert. All found right here.

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  • 5 M
  • 15 M
  • 16
Rhubarb Sour

Rhubarb Sour

A rhubarb sour made with gin is probably not how your grandma chose to use those sweetly tart spring stalks. Her loss.

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  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
A bowl filled with baby greens on a white linen napkin. Part of a goat cheese crostini is on the edge of the bowl and the other part on the napkin

Warm Goat Cheese Salad

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

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 0
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.

  • 10 M
  • 45 M
  • 12
Sweet Potato Cornbread

Sweet Potato Cornbread

We could blather on and on and on about this surprising (and stealthy healthy) riff on a Southern classic. But you best experience it for yourself.

  • 15 M
  • 50 M
  • 49
Chicken-Apple Sausage

Chicken Apple Sausage

Seriously, it’s so easy to make your own sausage. Insanely easy. And holy heck, does it taste phenomenal. No meat grinder required.

  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 17
Homemade Dish Soap

Homemade Dish Soap

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

Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

Pork wrapped in bacon and roasted until crisp outside and tender inside. Easy. Economical. On the table in 45 minutes. Any objections?

  • 35 M
  • 45 M
  • 10
Egg Salad Without Mayo

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.

  • 10 M
  • 45 M
  • 14
Fettuccine with Scallops

Fettuccine with Scallops

Whether you need a no-fail romantic dinner for two or an impressive dinner party for more, here’s how to pull it off.

  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 4
Chicken Tagine

Chicken Tagine

You’re going to swoon to the sharp, briny, citrusy flavors of this authentic Moroccan tagine. No special pot required.

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  • 30 M
  • 2 H, 15 M
  • 2
Classic Sweet Potato Casserole

Classic Sweet Potato Casserole

“My new go-to sweet potato casserole.” “A keeper.” That’s what folks are saying about this insanely easy sweet potato casserole.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 0
Mexican Bloody Mary

Mexican Bloody Mary

Call it what you will, this cocktail is equal parts Mexican Bloody Mary, riff on a michelada, and a simple but satisfying tomato beer.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 0