Gina M., Recipe Tester

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

Three presunto and cheese loaves on a wooden cutting board, with one cut into several slices and knife lying beside it.

Portuguese Sausage, Ham, and Cheese Bread

A traditional bread that’s heavily punctuated with Portuguese loveliness, including chouriço, presunto, and sheep’s milk cheese. Practically a meal unto itself. And a damn satiating one at that.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 3 H, 10 M
  • 6
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

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