Noelle C. Serafino, Recipe Tester

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

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.

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  • 10 M
  • 25 M
  • 0
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.

  • (2)
  • 15 M
  • 6 H, 15 M
  • 4
Fruit 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.

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  • 20 M
  • 3 H
  • 0
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.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 35 M
  • 2
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.

  • (1)
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 50 M
  • 2
Two chocolate banana pops, one covered in sprinkles and the other in chopped nuts on a piece of parchment.

Chocolate Banana Pops

Bring back memories? How about we make some new memories with whatever the heck you feel like sprinkling on top of your chocolate-covered bananas? After all, you’re an adult. You get to decide.

  • (1)
  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 4
A sheet of parchment paper topped with chocolate truffles and a sifter of cocoa powder on the side

Spiced Chocolate Truffles

At last, spiced chocolate truffles made with dark chocolate that taste delectable, are easy to make, and—believe it!—nutrient dense. Our prayers have been answered.

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  • 45 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 0
A coconut carrot cake with cream cheese frosting and toasted coconut on the sides on a glass cake platter with a glass domed lid.

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.

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  • 30 M
  • 3 H
  • 0
Two individual size blueberry pies on a wooden table.

Blueberry Pie

Blueberry pie. The mere mention of it sorta makes you wanna stop everything and sprint to the kitchen, doesn’t it? This pie is soooooooooo worth the interruption to your day.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 2 H
  • 2
Vegetarian Summer Rolls

Vegetarian Summer Rolls

We usurped traditional Vietnamese fillings with colorful and crunchy vegetables. Crazy good. And crazy good for you.

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  • 45 M
  • 45 M
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