Merlyn Cafaro, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Merlyn Cafaro has tested.

Two halves of a tuna salad sandwich stacked on top of each other with some sliced pickles on the side on a white oval plate.

Tuna Salad Sandwich

Tuna fish sandwiches can be made with so many variations that there’s a version for everyone. Hank Shaw walks you through a few of his faves.

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  • 2
A white bowl filled with Portuguese carne assada -- braised beef, sausage, and carrots.

Portuguese Carne Assada

A traditional Azorean dish that boasts meltingly tender oven-braised beef, potatoes, chouriço, and onions. It’s a rustic, homey, Sunday supper sorta dish from David’s VERY Portuguese mom.

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  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 6 H, 30 M
  • 10
Several slices of black bottom pecan pie next to a full black bottom pecan pie with a few forks scattered around.

Black Bottom Pecan Pie

Ovenly’s chocolate-enhanced rendition of a classic is a revelation with its melding of several different tempting dessert elements in a single incarnation.

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Six lemon and garlic chicken kebabs piled on an oval platter.

Lemon and Garlic Chicken Kebabs

Sorta astounding just how balanced the flavors are in these quick and easy skewers that take just a handful of everyday ingredients.

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Three chewy chocolate brownies stacked on top of each other with another leaning on the stack on a piece of parchment.

Chewy Chocolate Brownies

Craving chewy chocolate brownies? America’s Test Kitchen has a splendid version that’s got some seriously amped-up flavor.

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A rectangular dish of easy chicken enchiladas with a spatula resting in the dish and a couple enchiladas on a grey plate beside it.

Easy Chicken Enchiladas

An uber-quick and less traditional approach to chicken enchiladas gets you a tasty dinner, weeknight or not. The secret? Your toaster oven.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 0
A white bowl filled with linguine with mixed seafood, including mussels and clams.

Linguine With Mixed Seafood

Linguine pasta, clams, mussels, langoustines, and shrimp are tossed in a light tomato-garlic sauce spiked with pepper flakes. A simple quick dinner.

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  • 45 M
  • 45 M
  • 0
A boy opening an arancini with six more cooling on a rack in front of him.

Arancini

You’ve not experienced the true magic of leftovers ’til you’ve had these fried orbs of leftover risotto. Crisp outside. Molten inside. Delish through and through.

  • (2)
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 13