Michelle Massey, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Michelle Massey has tested.

Homemade pasta dough in 4 colors, plain, squid ink, beet, and saffron on a white background.

Homemade Pasta Dough

Pasta made fresh according to Italian tradition is unspeakably more supple, satisfying, and gratifying than the dried-out store-bought stuff and will make your mouth water. Here’s how to make it at home.

Two Guiness floats with straws on a grey metal try with a few spoons lying beside them.

Guinness and Ice Cream Float

A marvie blend of bitter stout and sweet ice cream, this inspired adults-only rendition of an old-fashioned float just may take you by surprise.

Two slices of no-knead pumpkin-sunflower seed bread on a white plate with the remaining loaf next to it on a separate plate.

No-Knead Pumpkin-Sunflower Seed Bread

A sturdy, healthy whole-wheat loaf brimming with nutty goodness, this bread takes its crunch from pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, flax seeds. Fantastic as toast and for sandwiches.

A tied pork loin in the style of Porchetta on a white platter with cooked red onions and rosemary.

Pork Loin in the Style of Porchetta

A mashup of two Italian classics—arista and porchetta—that’s essentially pork roast stuffed with rosemary and more ground pork. Ridiculously easy to make. And even easier to devour.

A stack of five lemon, thyme, and sea-salt shortbreads on a wooden board with a dish of sea salt and a lemon beside them.

Savory Thyme and Lemon Shortbread

More savory than sweet, these shortbread go magnificently with booze of any sorts, from the most genteel of cocktails to your go-to wine from the corner store.

A cooked crisp potato cake on a white plate with a spoon resting in the potato cake.

Crisp Potato Cakes

A kissing cousin to the latke, this whopping plate-size potato cake ensures you’re not standing at the stove all night long turning out one wee pancake after another.

Scale Up-Scale Down Salad

Scale Up–Scale Down Salad

Whether you like a big or small salad, you’ll find it here. We think of this as an anything-goes-anytime-of-year salad. Swap outs are highly encouraged.

A carrot dipped into A bowl of cauliflower Asiago cheese fondue

Cauliflower Asiago Cheese Fondue

This cauliflower fondue is full of Asiago cheese and smoked paprika. An unusual fondue, it gets texture from the cauliflower. A favorite of fondue lovers.