Noelle C. Serafino, Recipe Tester

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

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.

A wooden table with a pitcher and a green plate holding a chocolate bundt cake drizzled in chocolate ganache.

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

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

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.

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.

Two bowls 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.

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 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.

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.

A white gravy boat filled with 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?

A cup of tea with milk in it on a brown background.

Spiced Milk Tea

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

A canning jar overflowing with pickled red onions and a fork resting on the jar.

Pickled Red Onions

You’re not going to believe how ridiculously quick and easy it is to toss together this flashy hot pink pickle.