Pat Francis, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Pat Francis has tested.

Colorful curried roasted carrots scattered on a rimmed sheet pan.

Curried Roasted Carrots

Easy, easy, easy. Fast, fast, fast. Delicious, delicious, delicious. That’s what we’re hearing from those who’ve made these carrots. Even avowed curry dislikers.

  • (1)
  • 10 M
  • 30 M
  • 2
Several oatmeal chocolate chip cookies cooling on a rack, one with a bite out of it.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Expect a slightly ginormous, squat, thin cookie that’s chewy in the center, crisp at the edges, and uncommonly good through and through.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 55 M
  • 4
Pieces of broiled broccoli rabe being turned over on a sheet pan by a person using tongs.

Broiled Broccoli Rabe

“My husband even asked for seconds!” That’s what we’re hearing about this easy-peasy approach to incorporating more healthful yet not-at-all off-putting greens into your every day.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 15 M
  • 0
White pan of 24 orange-red chorizo golf-ball-size meatballs

Chorizo Meatballs

Quite frankly, these remind us why meatballs are a thing of magnificence. They owe their loveliness to chorizo, chili powder, cilantro, and Cheddar.

  • (8)
  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 34
Cheddar-Parmesan crackers on a black wire rack with a few on a black oval plate beside the rack.

Cheddar-Parmesan Crackers

Who knew that making your own crackers could be so easy?! This dough is a cinch to work with although the results disappear rather frighteningly quickly when there’s wine involved.

  • (3)
  • 25 M
  • 2 H, 40 M
  • 6
A red bowl with Christmas Eve calamari--calamari, onion, garlic, red pepper flakes in a tomato sauce

Christmas Eve Calamari

The much-ballyhooed Italian Christmas classic, Feast of the Seven Fishes, stars one fish in Domenica Marchetti’s home. Calamari. And it’s the centerpiece of her Christmas Eve dinner.

  • (3)
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 10
Pieces of sliced chicken with teriyaki sauce in a pewter bowl.

Chicken with Teriyaki Sauce

Real-deal teriyaki sauce that’s not from a bottle, relies on just four ingredients, can easily be committed to memory, and takes just minutes to make. You’re welcome.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 40 M
  • 0
Five orange ginger chicken thighs on a wire rack.

Orange Ginger Chicken

This is sooooo not the gloppy orange chicken that’s an Americanized riff on Chinese food that comes in a white box. Sooooo not.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 2 H, 10 M
  • 0
A cast iron skillet filled with baked macaroni and cheese

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

This toss-it-together-and-shove-it-in-the-oven casserole is exactly what macaroni and cheese ought to be—easy, cheesy, crumb-topped, and knee-wobblingly indulgent.

  • (19)
  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 58
Spicy Chex mix scattered on a baking sheet with a spoon lying in the middle.

Spicy Chex Mix

This is not the Chex mix of your childhood. This is something completely different. And its greatness simply must be experienced to be truly understood.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 25 M
  • 0