Deb Caruso Smith, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Deb Caruso Smith has tested.

A white bowl filled with sun-dried tomato pasta and pine nuts with a fork resting inside and a block of parmesan on a plate beside it.

Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta

For this easy weeknight meal, angel hair pasta is tossed in a no-cook sauce of sun-dried tomatoes, fresh mint, oil, vinegar, and garlic.

A scoop of easy strawberry icebox cake on a white plate with sliced strawberries and a glass baking dish with the rest of the cake beside it.

Easy Strawberry Icebox Cake

When we described this classic strawberry icebox cake as easy, we weren’t kidding. A quick strawberry puree is layered with whipped cream and vanilla wafers and you’re done. Easiest dessert ever.

A white bowl filled with warm marinated lentil salad with feta cheese slabs on top.

Marinated Lentil Salad

Love lentils? Us, too. Even if you don’t, give this recipe a whirl. The combination of lentils with a spiced nut vinaigrette, fresh basil, and slabs of feta cheese may change your mind.

A round pasta bowl filled with smoky pulled chicken bucatini with serving tongs resting on the bowl.

Smoky Pulled Chicken Bucatini

This unconventional combination of smoky semi-dried tomatoes, roasted chicken thighs, onions, and pasta is wow-ing folks everywhere. Taste for yourself.

A bowl of Ukrainian chicken dumpling soup with shredded chicken, dill, scallions, and carrots and a spoon on the side

Ukrainian Chicken Dumpling Soup ~ Galushki

Whether you’re under the weather, or it’s cold and drizzly outside, or you simply want to show your support and offer a prayer of hope for the Ukrainian people, make this soup. You won’t regret it.

A slice of orange, olive oil, and poppyseed cake with sliced strawberries on the side on a white plate

Orange, Olive Oil, and Poppyseed Cake

We can’t stop singing the praises of this stunning dessert that tops a rich, citrusy olive oil cake with balsamic macerated strawberries and whipped cream. We bet you won’t be able to stop, either.