Ilda Costa-Sarnicki, Recipe Tester

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

A sheet pan with six ground lamb and potato patties on parchment paper

Ground Lamb and Potato Patties

Flavor guru Nik Sharma wraps ground lamb in creamy mashed potatoes before lightly frying. Spicy, crunchy comfort food at it’s best.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 2 H
  • 0
A pot of chicken soup with pasta and rice on a burner with a wooden spoon in it.

Chicken Soup with Pasta and Rice

This exceptionally rich chicken soup comes together faster than you think. Nutritious and comforting and satisfying, it brings more sustenance than most soups.

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  • 20 M
  • 3 H, 40 M
  • 0
Four pork belly tacos garnished with cilantro and a jar of salsa in the background.

Pork Belly Tacos

Tacos-meet-pork belly. An explosion of sweet, spicy, salty flavors from pork that’s slowly roasted and then fried. Chef Robyn Almodovar likes to call these tacos “a party in your mouth.” What she said.

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  • 30 M
  • 18 H
  • 0
A copper pot filled with mashed potatoes with crème fraîche and a masher resting inside.

Mashed Potatoes With Crème Fraîche

These delicately flavored, lush and silky mashed potatoes with tangy crème fraîche have already become a dinner table favorite. And they’re on the table in under 45 minutes.

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  • 20 M
  • 40 M
  • 0
One whole and one torn whole grain sourdough pita stacked on top of each other.

Whole Grain Sourdough Pita

The familiar pita bread but made with whole grain flour and sourdough starter. Still puffs. Still amazes. In looks as well as taste.

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  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 1 D
  • 0
A white plate topped with slices of fried plantains or ndizi kaanga and lemon wedges with a fork on the side.

Fried Plantains ~ Ndizi Kaanga

Like bananas foster. But better. Easier. And with a traditional Tanzanian lilt based on a recipe handed down by grandmothers, so you know it’s certain to be good.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 0
A spoon scooping chocolate mug cake from a blue mug.

Chocolate Mug Cake

Molten, gooey, dense, chocolatey, and done in minutes with nary any evidence, er, we mean cleanup, this microwave mug cake is the solution to when you need dessert stat.

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  • 10 M
  • 15 M
  • 2
Braised pork with red wine sauce in a Staub Dutch oven.

Braised Pork With Red Wine

An easy toss-it-in-the-oven-and-forget-about-it sorta dish that’s still gonna make everyone ooh and aah at the dinner table for its tender, wine-imbued spectacularness.

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  • 30 M
  • 4 H, 30 M
  • 2
Several bunches of roasted grapes on the vine in a white bowl.

Roasted Grapes on the Vine

A little sweet, a little savory, and altogether enticing as a fashionable and flavorful accompaniment to a simple cheese plate or even roast meat, including that traditional roast turkey.

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  • 10 M
  • 55 M
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