Pat Francis, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Pat Francis has tested.

Spicy Honey Lime Chicken

This easy-peasy marinated grilled chicken with sweet and spicy honey lime sauce is going to be on regular rotation at our dinner tables. We’re betting it will be at yours, too.

A red bowl filled with creamy sun-dried tomato and spinach pasta with a red cloth napkin on the side.

Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta

This creamy vegetarian pasta dish, made with rigatoni, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, and lemony ricotta, is on the table in just 30 minutes. Sounds like a weeknight winner to us.

Two highball glasses filled with watermelon Moscow mule and topped with a mint sprig. A bowl of ice, watermelon and lime wedges on the side.

Watermelon Moscow Mule

If you’re a fan of the classic mule, made with vodka, ginger beer, and lime, then you’re gonna love the addition of fresh watermelon and mint to it.

A patterned bowl filled with lemony fettuccine alfredo on a white and gold plate with a glass of water and dish of Parmesan on the side.

Lemony Fettuccine Alfredo

This is as indulgent as a quick weeknight pasta dish can get with its creamy and rich (though not too rich) sauce punctuated with the lilt of lemon.

A cast-iron skillet filled with stir-fried beef with garlic sauce and a blue and white oven mitt on the side.

Stir-Fried Beef with Garlic Sauce

If you love chicken with 40 cloves of garlic, then give this beef variation a try. Gently seared top sirloin steak is tossed in a creamy garlic sauce for an easy comfort meal.

A large chocolate chip skillet cookie topped with ice cream with four spoons resting inside.

Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

A ginormous, warm, gooey, chocolatey cookie baked in a single skillet so there’s no waiting for batch after batch to come out of the oven.

Two ground chicken meatballs on slider buns with a toothpick skewered through them.

Ground Chicken Meatballs

These subtly flavored, relatively healthful (shhhh!) sliders are the sleeper hit at The Meatball Shop. Not hard to understand why.

A muffin tin filled with 12 baked egg and toast cups

Baked Egg and Toast Cups

There’s no excuse for skipping breakfast with these convenient egg and toast cups that combine eggs, cheese, and toast into a handheld bite.

A dutch oven filled with chicken, mushroom, and corn tetrazzini on a white wooden table.

Chicken, Mushroom, and Corn Tetrazzini

With plenty of chicken, fresh vegetables, herbs, creamy sauce, and a cheesy panko topping, this modern spin on the classic casserole is certain to be a new favorite.

Cauliflower bacon gratin in a large green rectangular baking dish with melted cheese.

Cauliflower-Bacon Gratin

This cauliflower gratin recipe from Dorie Greenspan is French comfort food, yet it wouldn’t be out of place on a distinctly American Thanksgiving table.

King Ranch chicken in a large green casserole dish with a serving spoon and a portion missing. A plate, a dish towel and a bowl of spices next to it.

King Ranch Chicken

Whoever created this classic American casserole knew a thing or two. Layers of chicken, roasted peppers, and tortillas smothered in cheese. Gobsmackingly delicious.

Crispy chicken with lemon and capers in a large serving tray, with a bowl of capers and a bowl of peppercorns. The chicken is garnished with lemon slices and parsley.

Crispy Chicken with Lemon and Capers

Tangy lemon is always a perfect partner for chicken thighs, especially when they have that delectable crispy skin. And it’s ready in 45 minutes. Alright!

A pork loin roast, tied and seasoned with salt and pepper, on a foil-lined sheet pan with a wire rack.

Pork Loin Roast

Just like what your grandma would put on the table for Sunday night dinner. (Don’t you love how food instantly transports you through time?!)

Apple and celery salad in a patterned bowl, beside a cutting board with a knife and apple slices.

Apple and Celery Salad

A simple and elegant salad that brightens up whatever you serve it alongside. Crisp, tangy, and refreshing, it’s a perfect accompaniment.