Gene C., Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Gene C. has tested.

Braised beef with red wine pasta and carrots in a skillet.

Braised Beef with Red Wine Pasta

With all due respect, your go-to recipe for beef stew falls short of this magnificent melding of beef, wine, and pasta. No contest.

  • (1)
  • 2 H
  • 5 H, 30 M
  • 6
A skillet filled with pan seared scallops cooked in butter

Pan Seared Scallops

Perhaps the easiest and most elegant dinner conceivable. Here’s how to cook your pricey (and worth every penny) sea scallops to perfection.

  • (14)
  • 10 M
  • 15 M
  • 47
Squares of chocolate fudge on a rimmed baking sheet with a knife resting beside them.

Chocolate Fudge

A no-fail chocolate fudge that’s easy to make and foolproof as can be. Although that’s not the only reason why we make batch after batch after batch and they each disappear.

  • (4)
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 16
A pot roast with potatoes and vegetables on a decorative platter with a serving fork on the platter and a napkin on the side.

Easy Pot Roast, Potatoes, and Vegetables

This classic, hearty, homey dish—just like something your grandma used to make but better—is an ideal one-pot meat-and-potatoes meal. Includes oven as well as slow cooker instructions.

  • (5)
  • 30 M
  • 4 H
  • 25
A roast pork loin with apples and onions scattered around it on a baking sheet.

Roast Pork Loin with Apples and Onions

This pork loin, with its fennel and garlic rub and apples and onions roasted on the same sheet pan, is about to become your new favorite supper salvation.

  • (24)
  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 74
A mini funnel cake dusted with confectioners' sugar.

Mini Funnel Cakes

Forget the state fair. You can have funnel cakes whenever you want. And as many as you want. Without asking your parents’ permission. And they’re as quick and easy as pancakes.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 1 H
  • 9
Seven pieces of gluten-free fried chicken on a paper towel-lined rimmed baking sheet.

Gluten-Free Fried Chicken

Because we believe awesome fried chicken is a birthright for all, we bring you this gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo-friendly bird.

  • (2)
  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 10
Strips of homemade red wine pasta on a wooden surface.

Homemade Red Wine Pasta

When we say this intensely hued pasta is simply stunning, we mean not just that breathtaking to behold but that that it comes together so simply it stuns us.

  • (2)
  • 1 H
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 13
Pieces of uncooked homemade cavatelli on a floured surface.

Homemade Cavatelli

Yes, you can make your own pasta. And no, you don’t need a pasta maker, thanks to this recipe. All you need is flour, olive oil, and salt.

  • (2)
  • 1 H
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 6
A pepper and egg sandwich on a wooden table with pieces of pepper and onion falling out.

Pepper and Egg Sandwich

Just like mom made. That’s what we’re hearing from folks who grew up hoovering this classic, quick, easy, cheap Italian staple any and all times of day.

  • (4)
  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 16