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—is the perfect one-pot meat and potatoes meal. Includes oven as well as slow cooker instructions.

  • 30 M
  • 4 H
  • 21
A child eating a bowl of cooked pasta with red sauce.

Red Sauce ~ Sugo di Pomodoro

“Simple, quick, and delicious.” “Elegant.” “It sure as heck is good.” That’s what folks are saying about this easy weeknight supper.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 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 easy peasy, crowd-pleasing, weeknight-friendly technique.

  • 5 M
  • 45 M
  • 14
A skillet filled with seared scallops cooked in butter

Seared Scallops

Perhaps the easiest and most elegant dinner conceivable. Here’s how to cook them to perfection.

  • 10 M
  • 15 M
  • 27
A cooked medium-rare salt-crusted beef tenderloin sitting in a pan of salt

Salt-Crusted Beef Tenderloin

The perfect special occasion recipe—Christmas, birthdays, dinner parties—that comes already wrapped like the gift that it is.

  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 4
An oval dish filled with a chicken, sweet potato, and bacon casserole topped with melted cheese

Chicken, Sweet Potato, and Bacon Casserole

“Simple.” “Delicious.” “Awesome.” “Lovely.” “Wonderful.” “What’s not to love?” That’s what folks are saying about this almost obscenely satisfying casserole.

  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 2
Three German Berliners, or jelly doughnuts, with raspberry jam spilling out on a plate with a cup of coffee

Berliners ~ Jelly Doughnuts

These jelly-filled German lovelies are almost identical to American jelly doughnuts save for their sparer sweetness. No complaints here.

  • 1 H
  • 3 H
  • 6
Long strips of fresh homemade red wine pasta laid on a wooden board

Homemade Red Wine Pasta

When we say this intensely hued pasta is simply stunning, we mean it’s visually breathtaking. Also that it comes together so simply it stuns us.

  • 1 H
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 4
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.

  • 30 M
  • 35 M
  • 2
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.

  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 2
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 folks are saying about this luxuriously satiating soup.

  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 18