Michele F., Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Michele F. has tested.

A person mashing avocado into a bowl of easy guacamole on a table with salt, avocado, cilantro, lime, and chiles.

Easy Guacamole

Easy as heck, this guacamole takes a minimalistic approach that keeps ingredients to the essentials yet doesn’t disappoint. Sorta tricky to come by that these days. And yet here we are.

  • (1)
  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 14
A patty melt sandwich filled with ground beef, caramelized onions and cheese.

Classic Patty Melt

A properly made patty melt is truly a magnificent thing. It’s essentially a melding of grilled cheese sandwich and burger with some sautéed onions slipped in for good measure.

  • (3)
  • 35 M
  • 35 M
  • 13
A baking dish with chicken thighs topped with garlic cloves, red potatoes, and thyme. A silver spoon is nestled in the dish.

Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

Chicken with 40 cloves of garlic is a classic for one reason—it’s damn good. Using chicken thighs ensures the meat remains juicy. Using our trick for quickly peeling garlic makes it hassle free.

  • (3)
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 18
An apple coffee cake with one slice cut from it on a wire cooling rack with parchment underneath.

Apple Coffee Cake

Elegant enough for company, simple enough for every day, and versatile enough for breakfast and midnight snack and pretty much every moment in between.

  • (2)
  • 30 M
  • 2 H
  • 13
Four bottles of infused water prepared using the instructions on how to infuse water.

How to Infuse Water

Why spend half your paycheck on pricey infused waters when you can make them at home? It’s easy, inexpensive, and lovely.

  • (2)
  • 5 M
  • 8 H, 5 M
  • 4
Sunday Berry Almond Pastries

Puff Pastry Turnovers

Say so long to sad, soggy, store-bought pastries. Hello, easy and irresistibly flaky pastries oozing with summer fruit awesomeness.

  • (1)
  • 15 M
  • 40 M
  • 2
A bowl of seven layer dip with a spoon resting inside and a plate of tortilla chips and dip beside the bowl.

Seven Layer Dip

Seriously the best seven layer dip we’ve ever had. Swear. And it comes together in minutes without any heat. Summer supper, anyone?

  • (3)
  • 45 M
  • 1 H
  • 15
A white plate topped with a spring panzanella made with tomatoes, bread, asparagus, and Parmesan. A small plate of additional shaved Parmesan sits beside it.

Spring Panzanella

For when you just can’t wait until midsummer for your fave Italian bread salad.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 45 M
  • 2