Debbie Vargo, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Debbie Vargo has tested.

Three bowls of chicken dan dan noodles with Sichuan tare.

Chicken Dan Dan Noodles

There are as many reasons to adore chicken Dan Dan noodles as there are variations on it. We’re particularly smitten with this one.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H
  • 19 H
  • 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
Three of Shirley's mile-high popovers.

Mile-High Popovers

Shirley Corriher, the doyenne of all things food science, divulges her foolproof secrets to gloriously golden and puffy popovers.

  • (3)
  • 20 M
  • 2 H
  • 7
A skillet filled with Ina Garten's caramelized shallots, sprinkled with parsley.

Ina Garten’s Caramelized Shallots

Shallots take on a dulcet, docile personality when slowly coaxed to a caramelized brown. Easy to make. And easygoing by way of going well with just about anything.

  • (1)
  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 7
Candied Maple Bacon

Maple-Candied Bacon

Dessert for breakfast. That’s the best we can do to convey–in words as opposed to contented moans, anyways–what this maple-candied bacon recipe means to us.

  • (1)
  • 10 M
  • 45 M
  • 1
A brown ceramic bowl filled with Portuguese fish chowder, made with fish, potatoes, chouriço, tomatoes, and cilantro.

Portuguese Fish Chowder

An intoxicatingly aromatic Portuguese classic that’s a tomato-based combo of stew and soup and chowder made of fish, potatoes, and chorizo.

  • (2)
  • 30 M
  • 2 H, 15 M
  • 6
A white plate filled with charred corn salad and a halved lime and bowl of dressing on the side.

Charred Corn Salad

You just found your next sweet corn infatuation that’ll entice you night after night all the way through the end of summer.

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  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 0