Gene C., Recipe Tester

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

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.

  • (4)
  • 30 M
  • 4 H
  • 23
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.

  • (23)
  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 72
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
  • 9
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
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.

  • (2)
  • 45 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 10