Gina M., Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Gina M. has tested.

Blue and white bowl filled with Muhammara, or red pepper walnut spread with a spoon in it

Muhammara ~ Red Pepper-Walnut Spread

Though not as well known stateside as hummus or baba ghanoush, this Mediterranean classic is equally enticing. Let us introduce you to its subtly smoky and sweetly tangy awesomeness.

  • (1)
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 1
A few tahini chocolate chip cookies on a torn piece of parchment paper.

Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

As easy as the classic Toll House recipe but a lot more memorable, these beauties boast ample chocolate chunks, a subtle nuttiness from the tahini, crackly edges, and oh so soft centers.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 2
A brown ceramic bowl filled with mapo tofu.

Mapo Tofu

Comfort food of a different sort. The sort with a spicy, tingling, almost numbing awesomeness that we can’t seem to get enough of whatever the day of the week or time of the year.

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  • 45 M
  • 45 M
  • 0
Portuguese coconut custard tarts in paper muffin wrappers on a glass cake stand with a cup of coffee beside them.

Portuguese Coconut Custard Tarts

A creamy custard flecked with flakes of sweet coconut. That’s what you can expect from pasteis de coco, a dessert classic from Portugal.

  • (19)
  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 74
Three bowls of chicken dan dan noodles with Sichuan tare.

Chicken Dan Dan Noodles

There are as many reasons to adore chicken Dan Dan noodles as there are variations on it. We’re particularly smitten with this one.

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  • 1 H
  • 19 H
  • 0
A partial slice of red wine chocolate cake on a plate with a fork resting beside the cake.

Red Wine Chocolate Cake

We’re sorta surprised you’re still reading this rather than clicking on the title given how compelling the ingredients in the title are…

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  • 1 H
  • 3 H
  • 2
A crock of beer cheese with a knife resting on top, and a mug of beer and piece of pretzel bun on the side.

Beer Cheese

A boozy cousin to pimento cheese, this beer cheese is essential entertaining fare during football season. And, actually, outside football season.

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  • 25 M
  • 4 H, 25 M
  • 2
A grey plate filled with stilton pinwheels with walnuts and honey on a yellow cloth.

Stilton Pinwheels With Walnuts and Honey

Stilton, the famous blue cheese, gets rolled up into a puff pastry pinwheel and topped with walnuts and honey for a sensuous, rich tasting appetizer.

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  • 35 M
  • 2 H
  • 4
A white bowl of shrimp laksa soup with a small bowl of crispy fried shallots, a spoon, and a container of chopsticks on the side.

Shrimp Laksa Soup

A southeast Asian standby that comes together surprisingly simply. What results is supremely satiating.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H
  • 0