Monica M., Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Monica M. has tested.

A white and blue bowl filled with healthy avgolemono made with fish, rice, and lemon

Healthy Avgolemono Soup

Almost exactly like the classic Greek dish made with rice, lemon, and eggs. Except better. Not to mention healthier.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 40 M
  • 0
A lemon meringue pie topped with clouds of toasted meringue

Lemon Meringue Pie

An almost-but-not-quite-classic rendition of lemon meringue pie that’s a lot less effort than you’d expect. And more payback than you can imagine in terms of its perfectly balanced sweetly tart lemon custard.

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  • 50 M
  • 2 H, 50 M
  • 0
An elaborately decorated gingerbread house

How To Make A Gingerbread House

Knowing how to make a gingerbread house entirely from scratch may not have been on your bucket list, but it’s not nearly as complicated as you would imagine. Here’s how to make the Brothers Grimm proud.

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  • 2 H
  • 4 H
  • 2
A bottle half-filled with vanilla syrup and a couple vanilla beans inside. A cork rests beside the bottle.

Vanilla Syrup

You’re going to want to drizzle, douse, and dribble this fragrant homemade vanilla syrup over and into and onto just about everything.

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  • 5 M
  • 40 M
  • 4
A slab of orange and brown swirled brownie

Pumpkin Swirl Brownies

These pumpkin swirl brownies are just as outrageously rich as you’d expect thanks to pumpkin spice cheesecake colliding with a pan of chocolate fudge brownies.

  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 10
Pie Crust S'mores

Pie Crust S’mores

Pie crust s’mores, you ask? They’re simply the little scraps of pastry that you might otherwise toss in the trash—heaven forbid!—but instead put to lovely, gooey, chocolate-smothered goodness.

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  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 0
Roasted White Chocolate Brownies

White Chocolate Brownies

These white chocolate brownies are a little like blondies with their gooey goodness. And yet they’re every bit as rich as your favorite fudge brownies.

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  • 1 H
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 2
Small Batch Brownies

Small Batch Brownies

These small batch brownies are baked in a loaf pan and serve just a few so you don’t have an entire baking pan tempting you.

  • 30 M
  • 2 H
  • 2
Galician Rye Bread

Galician Rye Bread

Given how difficult it is to find a decent loaf of bakery rye bread, if you like sourdough rye bread, you simply gotta try this recipe.

  • 45 M
  • 13 H
  • 16
Northern Spy Apple Pie

Northern Spy Apple Pie

Brimming with a mountain of sweet apples and redolent of sugar and spice and everything nice, this homemade pie is likely to convince you to leave behind the motley mix of pie apples from your past.

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  • 1 H, 5 M
  • 4 H, 30 M
  • 0
Grape Focaccia

Grape Focaccia

Schiacciata All’uva is an autumn Tuscan tradition that’s essentially flatbread smothered with jammy magnificence.

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  • 30 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 0
Plum Sorbet

Plum Sorbet

This plum sorbet is going to change your late-summer stone fruit strategy. Ice cream maker not required.

  • 45 M
  • 5 H
  • 10
Pain de Mie

Pain de Mie

Pain de mie is perfectly rectangular and, as such, perfect for toast and sandwiches. It’s traditionally made in a Pullman pan but we show you how to use any old loaf pan.

  • 30 M
  • 3 H, 30 M
  • 26