Noelle C. Serafino, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Noelle C. Serafino has tested.

Two individual blueberry pies on on a wooden table with forks beside them.

Blueberry Pie

The mere mention of blueberry pie sorta makes you wanna stop everything and sprint to the kitchen, doesn’t it?

A whole coconut carrot cake, covered in toasted coconut on a glass cake stand, covered with a glass dome.

Coconut Carrot Cake

Lighter, more delicate, some may even say more sophisticated, and we dare say better than any other carrot cake you’ve ever had. No pineapple. No raisins. No complaints.

Four wine poached pears in a shallow white baking dish.

Wine Poached Pears

How to explain these wine poached pears? “Divine elegance” comes to mind. Also, easy, vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, healthy, and lovely.

Six chicken caesar salad skewers on a white plate with leaves of red and green romaine and two lemon wedges.

Chicken Caesar Salad Skewers

These subtly flavored chicken skewers deconstruct the classic into separate, simple, spectacular components in weeknight-friendly fashion.

Two glasses of chai latte with cinnamon sticks on a wooden surface.

Chai Latte

How to make authentic chai latte at home with just tea, spices, a little sweetener, and your choice of milk. As easy at that.

A bowl of slow cooker applesauce with two spoons nearby

Slow Cooker Applesauce

This recipe is gonna change your mind about store-bought applesauce. And not just because it lets you use your slow cooker and walk away. Wait’ll you taste it.

An ice cream scoop with a scoop of easy fruit sorbet resting on top of a container of sorbet.

Easy Fruit Sorbet

Couldn’t be easier. Simply freeze puréed fruit, water, and sugar and you have sorbet. Any-flavor-you-want fruit sorbet. Best part? No ice cream maker required.

A chocolate zucchini cake glazed with chocolate icing on a green plate on a wooden table

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Reason number #456 to love summer? This luxuriously decadent yet relatively marginally healthful chocolate zucchini cake. Seriously.

A raspberry crostata--a rustic tart with the crust folded over a filling of raspberries--on a sheet of parchment

Raspberry Crostata

Sometimes a pie craving is just too strong to wait for a plate and fork and fussily crimping a top crust. Enter this easy peasy yet elegant crostata.