Aryn Snell, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Aryn Snell has tested.

Aryn Snell

As a child, the only cooking Aryn seemed interested in was making mud pies and pretend grass salads whilst imitating Julia Child’s famous high pitched ‘Bon Appétit.” But in 2008, her mother gave her a year subscription to both Bon Appétit and Fine Cooking. It was then her love of cooking blossomed into a passion. Aryn feels very fortunate to be living in Vancouver, BC where so many cultures provide an amazing array of wonderful ingredients from around the world. Her love of entertaining has also increased her knowledge and expertise. Her favorite holiday meal to prepare is Thanksgiving, feeding family, and friends. Aryn doesn’t just prepare exciting new dishes, she also makes sure her presentations are interesting and beautiful. Recipe testing has given Aryn greater experience and growth as a passionate home cook.

Two short glasses of blueberry prosecco spritz on coasters with thyme sprigs for garnish.

Blueberry Prosecco Spritz

Want to know what we’re sipping all summer long? It’s this easy cocktail of fresh blueberries, lemon juice, simple syrup, sparkling wine, and soda.

Several seared salt and pepper pork chops topped with a scallion and pepper mixture on a platter with a spoon resting on the side.

Salt and Pepper Pork Chops

These spicy Cantonese-inspired salt and pepper pork chops are so easy to make that they’re securing a permanent spot in our weeknight rotation.

A white oval serving platter filled with carrot ribbon salad and garnished with cilantro leaves.

Carrot Ribbon Salad

We’re declaring this easy, healthy salad of carrots, cilantro, and toasted cumin vinaigrette your summer go-to salad.

A highball filled with a long margarita, ice, a lime wedge, and a dish of chili salt for rimming on the side

Long Margarita

A variation on our favorite Mexican cocktail, this long margarita includes tequila, Cointreau, and lime soda.

A challah grilled cheese sandwich with pastrami jam torn in half, still connected by melted cheese.

Challah Grilled Cheese with Pastrami Jam

“HELLO PASTRAMI JAM! Where have you been all of my life?!” That’s what someone shouted after experiencing this extra indulgent grilled cheese that boasts quite a few surprises.

A plate of porcini beef ragu

Porcini Beef Ragu

We’ve discovered the secret to making next-level ragu sauce. Dried mushrooms. Go on. See for yourself.