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.

A metal pie plate with two slices of roasted tomato quiche, some crumbs of crust and a fork.

Roasted Tomato Quiche

A soulful and satiating quiche that goes perfectly with chilled wine at supper. Or with even more wine at brunch.

A rimmed sheet pan with roast pork chops with peaches and cooked red onion.

Roast Pork Chops with Peaches

An easy, no-fuss, one-sheet meal of seasoned, roasted pork chops, peach wedges, and red onion. Another reason to be grateful for the summer season.

A glass bowl filled with a poached nectarine half and raspberries with a spoon on the side.

Poached Nectarines

A stunningly chic summer dessert with a taste that belies its ease of prep. We promise, we won’t tell if you don’t.

A white plate of zucchini linguine--with pasta, zucchini, garlic, capers, mint, dill, and cheese with a fork

Zucchini Linguine

This zucchini linguine is a panoply of summer abundance with summer squash and herbs crowding out the usual pasta sauce suspects. No complaints here.

Five irregular shaped cheddar biscuits with golden edges, on a wooden cutting board.

Cheddar Biscuits

“Lovely.” “Perfectly light, fluffy, and irresistibly good.” “Easy peasy!” “Wow. Just wow.” That’s what folks are saying about these biscuits.

A woman holding a wooden tray with 3 breakfast burgers topped with eggs.

Breakfast Burger

Made with egg, bacon, Cheddar, and a brioche bun, this breakfast burger certainly sounds like breakfast to us, even in the middle of the afternoon.

Three glass bowls filled with coffee mousse sprinkled with nuts, on a

Whipped Coffee Mousse

A lovely coffee-flavored dessert that’s reminiscent of tiramisu but much, much easier. Coffee, ricotta, heavy cream, and amaretti make it possible.

A frozen tub of plum sorbet, with a scoop of sorbet and some sugar cookies lying beside it.

Plum Sorbet

This plum sorbet is going to change your late-summer fruit strategy. And you don’t even need an ice cream maker. Now that’s easy and elegant.