Noelle C. Serafino, Recipe Tester

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

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.

  • 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.

  • Quick Glance
  • 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.

  • Quick Glance
  • 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.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 50 M
  • 2
Chocolate Banana Pops

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.

  • 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.

  • Quick Glance
  • 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.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 3 H
  • 0
Blueberry Pie

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.

  • 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.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 45 M
  • 0
A white gravy boat filled with sweet and spicy cranberry relish with a halved lime and juicer in the background.

Sweet and Spicy Cranberry Relish

Made in minutes from just five ingredients, this cranberry relish belongs in your weeknight repertoire and not just on your Thanksgiving table. Did we mention it freezes beautifully?

  • 20 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 4
Chicken Caesar Salad Skewers

Chicken Caesar Salad Skewers

Subtly flavored chicken skewers that deconstruct the classic Caesar salad into simple and spectacular components.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 55 M
  • 0
Spiced Sweet Milk Tea

Spiced Milk Tea

This classic spiced milk tea is made with chai spices and—are you ready?!—sweetened condensed milk. It’s ridiculously lovely.

  • 5 M
  • 10 M
  • 4
Four wine-poached pears in a white baking dish.

Wine Poached Pears

How to explain these wine poached pears? “Lovely” and “simple” and “quick” and “easy” and “impressive” come to mind.

  • 25 M
  • 4 H, 25 M
  • 4
Big Chewy Brownie Cookies

Big Chewy Brownie Cookies

“Everything I love about brownies. The fudgy center. The crisp edges. And that wondrous crinkly top.” That’s what folks are saying about these.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 4