Amy Iacopi, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Amy Iacopi has tested.

A cup of cappuccino on a saucer with milk being poured into it.

How To Make Cappuccino

Simple, classic Italian coffee fare. Nothing is quite as satisfying as a good cup of cappuccino first thing in the morning. And second thing. And third…

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 0
A whole two layer spiced carrot cake on a white cake stand with one slice cut from it on a plate with a fork beside it.

Spiced Carrot Cake

Not the carrot cake of your childhood. Unspeakably better. With an ever-so-slightly exotic edge of chai tea and cardamom that makes this childhood dessert all grown up.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 0
A sour cream apple pie with one slice cut out in a ceramic teal deep pie dish. The slice is on a green plate in the background.

Sour Cream Apple Pie

Layer after layer after layer of perfectly spiced apples. An ever-so-slightly tangy creaminess. And a subtly spiced streusel.

  • (1)
  • 45 M
  • 3 H, 15 M
  • 2
Sheet pan of oven-roasted chicken thighs, topped with salt and pepper

Oven Roasted Chicken Thighs

“Simple.” “Perfect.” “The moistest chicken with the crispest skin we’ve ever had.” That’s what folks are saying about this easy peasy, crowd-pleasing, weeknight-friendly technique.

  • (2)
  • 5 M
  • 45 M
  • 14
A ceramic bowl filled with posole salad, including hominy, crispy pork, cabbage, radish, pepitas, and cilantro.

Posole Salad

Summer posole cravings are satisfied with this cooling summer riff on the classic Mexican soup that we simply can’t stop wanting yearround.

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  • 30 M
  • 3 H
  • 0
A white oval platter filled with couscous that is topped with Middle Eastern chicken thighs, lemon slices, and chopped parsley.

Middle Eastern Chicken Thighs

Fast. Flavorful. And flaunting just enough Middle Eastern flair to intrigue but not frighten anyone. Even kids. Swear.

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  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 0
A rack of slow cooker ribs on a cutting board with four single ribs cut off

Slow Cooker Ribs

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.

  • (3)
  • 25 M
  • 6 H, 45 M
  • 31
Two dark chocolate waffles on a mirrored surface sprinkled with powered sugar

Dark Chocolate Waffles

Yep. You’ve heard of breakfast for dinner. We’re up leveling to breakfast as dessert. Not just any dessert. Dark chocolate decadence with crisp edges that’s delicious alone or with hot fudge sauce and vanilla ice cream.

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  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 0
A bowl of creamy New England clam chowder with clams, potatoes, leeks, shallots, cream, and chives

New England Clam Chowder

This New England clam chowder recipe, put simply, is a classic. No other way to say it, no other way to make it.

  • (2)
  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 19
A white bowl filled with a beet salad with feta and orange and sliced mint leaves

Beet Salad with Feta and Orange

Sweet, salty, savory–this salad has ‘em all, with each element perfectly in sync with the others. And without any guesswork on your part. That’s a good thing.

  • (1)
  • 15 M
  • 2 H
  • 2
Chocolate fudge pops with popsicle sticks melting on a white surface.

Chocolate Fudge Pops

They look like fudgsicles. They taste like fudgesicles. Yet they’re made from cocoa, coconut milk, and honey so you don’t even have to do that thing where you pretend that something’s healthy. Because it actually is.

  • (1)
  • 10 M
  • 2 H, 10 M
  • 16
Blue pot of chunks of pork, authentic carnitas, with a bay leaf and wooden spoon on top

Authentic Carnitas

This Mexican carnitas recipe is authentic braised and fried pork that makes for conversation-stopping, fall-apart-tender awesomeness.

  • (29)
  • 20 M
  • 2 H
  • 119
Sunday Berry Almond Pastries

Puff Pastry Turnovers

Say so long to sad, soggy, store-bought pastries. Hello, easy and irresistibly flaky pastries oozing with summer fruit awesomeness.

  • (1)
  • 15 M
  • 40 M
  • 2