Gene C., Recipe Tester

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

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.

  • (3)
  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 10
Three jars of Israeli pickles, one with cauliflower, one with cucumbers, and one with red onion.

Israeli Pickles

Quickles. It’s what we dubbed these Middle Eastern pickles that can be made in a mere 20 minutes (!) with no fussy canning process. (Quick. Pickles. Quickles. Get it?!)

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 20 M
  • 14
A glass half-filled with homemade almond milk with a serving knife resting in front of it.

Homemade Almond Milk

There’s literally no comparison between homemade almond milk and store-bought almond milk. None. No way. Nuh uh. Nope.

  • (4)
  • 15 M
  • 6 H, 15 M
  • 12
Three pieces of vegan baklava stacked on top of each other.

Vegan Baklava

We have a confession. This baklava is not the classic Greek ideal. Not at all. But that doesn’t seem to be stopping it from disappearing.

  • (1)
  • 45 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 8
White bowl of dark beef chili with chocolate on a black slab

Easy Cincinnati Chili

Regardless of whether you’re from Cincinnati or have ever experienced Cincinnati chili, you’ve gotta try this recipe. Trust us.

  • (1)
  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 19
A dark grey rectangular baking dish half filled with four cheese macaroni and cheese and a metal spoon lifting a scoop out.

Four Cheese Macaroni and Cheese

Too much of a good thing can be wonderful. Witness this macaroni and cheese with fontina, Gorgonzola, pecorino, and Parm.

  • Quick Glance
  • 40 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 1
A white bowl filled with lentil soup and topped with fried chiles, greek yogurt, and cilantro

Moroccan Lentil Soup

“Amazing.” “Wonderful.” “Warm satisfaction.” “Won the make-it-again award.” “Easy.” “Quick.” That’s what we’re hearing about this luxuriously satiating soup.

  • (5)
  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 20
A cheddar and potato latke topped with chives and applesauce on a plate with a spoonful of sour cream beside the latke.

Cheddar and Potato Latkes

Crisp on the outside, tender on the inside, and pretty damn indulgent with gooey Cheddar through and through.

  • (1)
  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 6
Four mugs filled with chili con carne with one spoon resting inside a mug and four others laying beside the mugs.

Chili con Carne

“Outstanding!” “A sophisticated uptown chili.” “The bomb.” That’s what we’re hearing about this classic chili con carne recipe.

  • (2)
  • 1 H
  • 4 H
  • 4
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.

  • (4)
  • 10 M
  • 15 M
  • 27