Gene C., Recipe Tester

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

A white plate with cavatelli past topped with a roasted tomato sauce, fork on the side

Roasted Tomato Sauce and Pasta

Sugo con pomodorini gratinati alla Calabrese. That’s how you say the proper title of this recipe in Italian. Uh. We’ll just say “More pasta, please.” Because you’re definitely to be requesting second helpings.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 35 M
  • 2
Seared Scallops

Seared Scallops

Seared scallops are perhaps the easiest and most elegant dinner in existence. Here’s how to cook them to perfection.

  • 10 M
  • 20 M
  • 23
Espresso Cheesecake

Espresso Cheesecake

“Luscious.” “Creamy.” “Incredibly delicious!” “Just the right amount of sweet.” That’s what folks are saying about this cheesecake.

  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 14
Pepper and Egg Sandwich

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.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 2
White bowl of spicy beef taco bake with ground beef, beans tortilla chips, chopped onions, and lettuce

Spicy Beef Taco Bake

Taco casserole. Were there ever two words more beautiful side by side?

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  • 25 M
  • 2 H
  • 0
Sheet pan of oven-roasted chicken thighs, topped with salt and pepper

Oven-Roasted Chicken Thighs

“Simple.” “Perfect.” “The moistest chicken with the crispest skin we’ve ever had.” That’s what folks are saying about this recipe.

  • 5 M
  • 45 M
  • 14
Moroccan Lentil Soup

Moroccan Lentil Soup

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

  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 18
Homemade Harissa

Homemade Harissa

In the words of one of our recipe testers, “If this sauce is what Moroccan food is all about, then I’m all in.” Us, too.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 0
Sweet and Spicy Bacon

Sweet and Spicy Bacon

When this sweet and spicy bacon is missing from your life, happiness is missing from your life. And if fulfillment can be found with just brown sugar, spice, don’t you think you owe it to yourself to make that happen?

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 45 M
  • 4
Gluten-Free Fried Chicken

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.

  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 7
Chinese Chop-Chop Chicken

Chinese Roast Chicken

For those nights when you want the ease and comfort of roast chicken without the usual predictability of roast chicken.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 0
Vegan Baklava

Vegan Baklava

Okay. 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.

  • 45 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 8