Irene Seales, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Irene Seales has tested.

Irene Seales

Picking blackberries and peaches for canning, snacking on stalks of homegrown rhubarb, and rolling grape leaves just right, Irene learned to cook in her Greek motherʼs kitchen, where she worked her way up like any new line cook, eventually earning the privilege of assembling baklava under watchful guidance. Today, Irene views cooking as both a creative endeavor and a way to understand the world, savoring both the solitary meditations of chopping, slicing, and sautéing along with the unpredictable experiences inherent in cooking and eating good food with others. Her willingness to talk to anyone has led to shameless interrogations of waiters and chefs, baristas and bakers, farmers and butchers, and fellow home cooks. For Irene, the best seat is always at the kitchen counter, especially if it's affogato time.

Best Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Best Oatmeal Cookies

These oatmeal cookies are like the baking version of those Choose Your Own Adventure books, which means your cookies end up exactly the way you like them.

  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 35
Two halves of a sweet potato drizzled with maple-yogurt sauce and topped with granola on a plate on a wooden table

Breakfast Sweet Potatoes

These are gonna turn your breakfast game upside down. They’re baked sweet potatoes topped with yogurt and granola and maple syrup. Um, yum.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 0
Edamame Salad Recipe

Edamame Salad

Though it calls for just soybeans, miso dressing, and salad greens, this salad has a swanky sophisticate vibe to it.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 5 M
  • 0
Chinese Chicken Salad

Chinese Chicken Salad

Chinese chicken salad is just like those salads you get at the restaurants with the oranges and cashews and the lovely balance of crunchy and tender and sweet and savory.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H
  • 1 H
  • 0
Cauliflower Rice Recipe

Cauliflower Rice

Yes, we know the difference between cauliflower and rice. But we still like this subtle, sneaky, eat-your-veggies trick.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 15 M
  • 0
Bowl of black-eyed peas in a tomato broth on a sheet of wood

Black-Eyed Pea Stew

This classic brings good luck to all who partake on New Year’s Day. Or so says Southern tradition. We can’t vouch for that, but we can vouch for it’s ability to bring sated appetites.

  • 25 M
  • 2 H, 45 M
  • 12
Pressure Cooker Ribs Recipe

Pressure Cooker Ribs

We confess, we’d never imagined you could turn ribs fall-off-the-bone tender in 30 minutes. Until this recipe made believers out of us.

  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 91
Slow Roasted Lamb Recipe

Slow Roasted Lamb

This slow roasted lamb shoulder coaxes the meat to fall-apart tenderness in the oven while infusing it with the pervasive aroma and flavor of orange, chile, and honey.

  • 30 M
  • 11 H
  • 8
Tangerine Whiskey Sour Recipe

Tangerine Whiskey Sour

“A seriously lovely grown-up drink.” “Not my father’s whiskey sour!” That’s what folks are saying about this party-friendly punch.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 15 M
  • 2
An iron plate with a pile of sautéed romaine lettuce topped with toasted pine nuts

Sauteed Romaine

Sauteed romaine is a quick and healthy side dish that’s gonna upend your notions of what purpose romaine was meant to serve on this planet. Bye bye, salads.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 0
Mushroom Miso Soup

Miso Ginger Dressing

Miso ginger dressing is a creamy, easy, rich, healthy, lovely dressing for vegetables, salads, fish, chicken, or just about anything else you can think to smother with it.

  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 2
St. Germain Cocktail Recipe

St. Germain Cocktail

St. Germain, sparkling wine, and soda water. Lightly effervescent, slightly inebriating, and thoroughly enjoyable.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 0
Candied Pecans Recipe

Candied Pecans

“Irresistible.” “The perfect combination of sweet, salt, spice, and crunch.” “We. Can. NOT. Stop. Eating. Them.” “Absolutely perfect.” That’s what folks are saying about these candied pecans.

  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 18
Black Pepper Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Black Pepper Mashed Potatoes

This black pepper mashed potatoes recipe from Christina Tosi of Momofuku Milk Bar calls for spuds, salt, pepper, and sugar.

  • 10 M
  • 30 M
  • 4