Daniela Trapani, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Daniela Trapani has tested.

A brown ceramic bowl filled with mapo tofu.

Mapo Tofu

Comfort food of a different sort. The sort with a spicy, tingling, almost numbing awesomeness that we can’t seem to get enough of whatever the day of the week or time of the year.

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  • 45 M
  • 45 M
  • 0
A white plate with a tarragon chicken leg and thigh on it, sliced onion and tarragon on top

Tarragon Chicken

Tarragon chicken. A French classic for a reason. And no one but you needs to know just how easily it comes together.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 2
Cooked pieces of chicken shawarma and wedges of red onion on a rimmed baking sheet.

Chicken Shawarma

Permeated with an enticing and sorta (but not intimidatingly) exotic blend of spices, these chicken thighs and tender roasted onions and couldn’t be easier.

  • (2)
  • 25 M
  • 3 H, 5 M
  • 11

Curried Chickpeas

Easy, inexpensive, not too spicy, comforting as heck, and made with ingredients you probably already have on hand. Also just so happens to be vegan and gluten-free. Who loves you?!

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  • 30 M
  • 45 M
  • 0
A metal scoop filled with maple caramel corn.

Maple Caramel Corn

No need to ever reach for that boxed or bagged popcorn. And the recipe itself is better than any Cracker Jack prize.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
A white bowl of shrimp laksa soup with a small bowl of crispy fried shallots, a spoon, and a container of chopsticks on the side.

Shrimp Laksa Soup

A southeast Asian standby that comes together surprisingly simply. What results is supremely satiating.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
Four pieces of cashew caramel cracker bars on a round wooden board with a knife resting beside them.

Cashew Caramel Cracker Bars

This cashew caramel cracker bars recipe is made with saltines, sweetened condensed milk, brown sugar, and chocolate. An easy crowd-pleaser.

  • (4)
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 14
Skillet on a grill filled with eggplant caponata--chopped eggplant, onions, fennel, onions, almonds, basil

Eggplant Caponata

Eggplant, celery, fennel, zucchini, onion, tomatoes, olives, raisins, and pine nuts, oh my! Sicilian heaven in the form of a pleasingly tart side dish of sorts.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 6
Four glasses partially filled with watermelon lemonade and topped with ice cubes.

Watermelon Lemonade

A tangy sweetness that’s irresistible to all ages. (Although if you’re looking to make it more grown up, we can help with that, too.)

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  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
A purple plum torte with dripping juice on a baking pan, all on a cooling wrap

Plum Torte

One taste and you’ll understand why this is the most popular recipe from The New York Times. A new American classic.

  • (7)
  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 38