Studded with almonds and coated in silky chocolate, this roca—essentially toffee—is utterly impossible to resist. Give it as a holiday gift.
Joanne Richard, Recipe Tester
A list of all the recipes Joanne Richard has tested.
Rigatoni with Tomatoes, Eggplant, and Mozzarella
Jumble together pasta, tomatoes, eggplant, ooey gooey mozzarella, and a splash of cream in just 35 minutes. Jamie Oliver’s quick pasta dinner also makes a mean casserole.
It may be a tad boring looking from the outside, but wait ’til you see what this eggplant timbale is filled with on the inside.
Fresh Cod Brandade
Fresh cod is poached in an herby milk-cream mixture and gently folded into mashed potatoes. It makes a perfect spread for garlic toasts.
Pork Chops with Peppers, Vinegar and Black Olives
Tastes elegant. Yet comes together with ease. But shhhhh. That doesn’t mean others need to know you didn’t slave over it.
Pickled Green Tomatoes
A little sweet, a little sour, and a whole lotta delicious. And so obscenely easy to make, the most difficult part will be finding the patience to wait before trying them.
How to Preserve Stone Fruits
An innovative and enticing way to preserve summer’s most ephemeral luxury for indulging all year long.
Spinach, Tomato, and Mushroom Burger
“A keeper.” That’s what people are saying about this portobello mushroom burger piled high with garlicky spinach and marinated tomatoes.
Tart Lemon Sorbet
True to its name, this tart lemon sorbet is lip-puckeringly sour and exceptionally refreshing. Finally, something to tuck in the freezer for you that’s safe from the kids pillaging it.
Tomato and Feta Salad
A cleverly engineered salad made with everyday ingredients in a slightly unconventional fashion. No PhD required.
Lemony Salmon Pasta
We think of this gorgeous lemon salmon pasta as the Audrey Hepburn of pasta recipes given how it graciously brings both elegance and simplicity to the party.
Red Wine Braised Beef
There’s something magical that happens when you toss a cheap cut of beef in a pot with some wine and vegetables and walk away for a while. Alchemy of the most ethereal sort.