Ilda Costa-Sarnicki, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Ilda Costa-Sarnicki has tested.

Seven sourdough bagels topped with poppy seeds.

Sourdough Bagels

The pleasing smack of sourdough was seemingly made to be melded with the awesomely chewy denseness of bagels. And it’s SO much easier than you’d expect!

  • Quick Glance
  • 40 M
  • 10 H
  • 0
A white oval platter topped with fresh mozzarella with roasted stone fruit and toasted bread pieces.

Mozzarella with Roasted Stone Fruit

Sensual. Sumptuousity. Sexy. Just a few of the lovely words we’re hearing in conjunction with this stunner of a summer supper. Can’t quite be described. Just experienced.

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  • 20 M
  • 40 M
  • 0
A challah grilled cheese sandwich torn in half, still connected by melted cheese.

Challah Grilled Cheese

“HELLO PASTRAMI JAM! Where have you been all of my life?!” That’s what someone shouted after experiencing this extra indulgent grilled cheese that boasts quite a few surprises.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 0
A cast-iron skillet filled with eggplant shakshuka made with poached eggs in a tomato and eggplant sauce, with feta scattered over the top.

Eggplant Shakshuka

The sultry, smoky flavor of ras el hanout permeates this simple supper of eggs in tomato sauce, which takes on more sustenance than usual thanks to late-summer eggplant.

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  • 35 M
  • 45 M
  • 0
Two jars of peach and rhubarb jam with some peaches in the background and a plate with a piece of bread topped with the jam.

Peach and Rhubarb Jam

Tart rhubarb and sweet peaches collide in this ode to early summer that helps you recall better days even during the doldrums of winter…provided you can make it last that long.

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  • 2 H
  • 15 H
  • 0
Several cooked papo-secos on a wire rack.

Papo Secos | Portuguese Rolls

David explains how to make classic Portuguese papo secos, the stuff of everyday eating, that essentially look like cherubic little baby buns and have a taste that’s also divine.

  • (4)
  • 1 H
  • 4 H
  • 10
A bifana, a Portuguese pork sandwich on a white plate with a bottle of mustard in the background.

Bifanas ~ Portuguese Pork Sandwiches

In the pantheon of great Portuguese foods, there are few sandwiches that are more superlative than the bifana. Essentially pork, bread, and sauce, it’s comfort food at its simplest.

  • (1)
  • 25 M
  • 2 H
  • 6
A browned fennel potato gratin, garnished with rosemary in an oval casserole dish with handles and a glass of white wine on either side of the dish.

Fennel Potato Gratin

“Oh my God.” “This may be the best potato gratin I have ever made.” “Easy to make and oh so creamy.” That’s what we’re hearing about this simple yet splurge-worthy side dish.

  • (1)
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 4
Two pouches of baked mushrooms in foil packets with a bowl of greens and another bowl of quinoa on the side.

Baked Mushrooms in Foil Packets

Embarrassingly easy. Enticingly aromatic. And unbelievably satisfying in terms of that beguiling umami-ness that defines mushrooms. Curious? You should be.

  • (1)
  • 10 M
  • 40 M
  • 7