Pat Francis, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Pat Francis has tested.

Oval pan with cumin-scented carrots sprinkled with chopped chives, orange zest, and pepper

Cumin-Scented Carrots

This goes-with-anything veggie side relies on pantry staples, comes together in 10 minutes, makes minimal cleanup, and may just lower your husband’s cholesterol. You’re welcome.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 0
Rhubarb Sour Recipe

Rhubarb Sour

A rhubarb sour made with gin is probably not how your grandma chose to use those sweetly tart spring stalks. Her loss.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
Broccoli Cheddar Quiche Recipe

Broccoli Cheddar Quiche

“A pretty killer combination of broccoli and Cheddar.” “As perfect as perfect can be.” That’s what folks are saying about this recipe.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 6
Asparagus Arugula Salad Recipe

Asparagus and Arugula Salad

Simplicity itself. Just blanched asparagus, fresh arugula, shavings of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, and vinaigrette. Sorta tastes like spring.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 25 M
  • 0
Green Eggs and Ham

Green Eggs and Ham

This recipe may not be exactly what Dr. Seuss intended when he wrote Green Eggs and Ham. Oh well.

  • Quick Glance
  • 50 M
  • 50 M
  • 3
Pork Loin Roast Recipe

Pork Loin Roast

Just like what your grandma would put on the table for Sunday night supper.

  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 35 M
  • 30
Two bowls filled with tortellini, peas, and spinach.

Easy Tortellini Soup

A quick and simple weeknight recipe made with store-bought tortellini, spinach, and chicken broth. Super simple and perfect for the entire family.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 15 M
  • 0
Cast iron skillet of broccolini and potato frittata, with a wedge on a metal spatula

Broccolini and Potato Frittata

Breakfast. Brunch. Lunch. Dinner. Pretty much anytime you need an insanely quick, one-skillet, satiating something, this frittata is the solution.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 35 M
  • 0
Baked Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

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

  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 31
Glass bowl with spicy tomato blue cheese soup on a tray with a hunk of cheese and a spoon

Spicy Tomato Blue Cheese Soup

This spicy tomato soup gets its heat from Thai Sriracha sauce and depth from blue cheese. San Marzano tomatoes are used, so the soup can be made anytime.

  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 25
Squares of blondies with chocolate chips on parchment paper on a marble slab

Nancy Drew Blondies

Who knew the famous young detective baked blondies?! But not just any blondies. These blondies. The best blondies. Full of butterscotch goodness.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 45 M
  • 20
Perfect Baked Bacon Recipe

Baked Bacon

This perfect baked bacon recipe, made on a baking sheet in the oven, is a ridiculously easy way to cook bacon for a crowd. No fuss.

  • 5 M
  • 25 M
  • 46
A braised lamb shank, and exposed bone, on mash potatoes, all on a white plate sitting on planks of wood

Braised Lamb Shanks in Pinot Noir

Lamb shanks are left to slowly burble in a lovely red wine until the meat is literally falling-off-the-bone tender. Our favorite winter pastime.

  • 40 M
  • 3 H, 40 M
  • 16