Deb L., Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Deb L. has tested.

Slices of broa, or Portuguese corn bread, on a plate with a bowl of olives and an bowl of choiriço sliced

Broa ~ Portuguese Corn Bread

A traditional Portuguese cornbread that’s unlike its American counterpart. There’s nothing crumbly about it although there is a heck of a lot to love about it.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 4 H, 15 M
  • 6
A glass pitcher filled with bourbon syrup on a linen napkin.

Bourbon Syrup

Nothing says “I love you” as sweetly as bringing your amour breakfast in bed with bourbon syrup on the side.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 0
A bowl of slow cooker Indian-style chicken with cinnamon sticks and pieces of naan on the side.

Slow Cooker Indian-Style Chicken

A slow cooker riff on chicken tikka masala that slowly cooks chicken thighs in a tomato sauce layered with spices. Oh so gratifying. Oh so simple.

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  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 11 H, 15 M
  • 2
A white bowl filled with New Mexican red pork chili, garnished with red onion and cilantro.

New Mexican Red Pork Chili

This riff on carne adovada is a lazy cook’s dream come true. Red pork chili with layers of flavor? Yes, please. Set-it-and-forget-it comfort food.

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  • 45 M
  • 6 H, 45 M
  • 0
A spoon resting inside a bowl of Catalan custard.

Catalan Custard ~ Crèma Catalana

This Spanish custard, called crema, is rich, creamy, and simple to make. The custard is made with milk, so it’s lighter. Serve the crema warm.

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  • 35 M
  • 2 H
  • 2
A spoon scooping chocolate mug cake from a blue mug.

Chocolate Mug Cake

Molten, gooey, dense, chocolatey, and done in minutes with nary any evidence, er, we mean cleanup, this microwave mug cake is the solution to when you need dessert stat.

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  • 10 M
  • 15 M
  • 2
An apple tea cake on a wire rack with three slices cut from it and one on a blue and white plate.

Apple Tea Cake

Not as dense or as sweet as a pound cake, this lovely tea cake is rich and buttery and subtly infused with layers of apple and cinnamon with a tart lemon drizzle as a finishing flourish.

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  • 40 M
  • 3 H
  • 0

Portuguese Mini Lemon-Orange Cakes

These small cakes, called queques, are flavored with a hint of citrus–lemon and orange. Have them for breakfast, tea, or as a pick-me-up with espresso.

  • (2)
  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 6