Patricia Scalione, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Patricia Scalione has tested.

A sheet pan with six ground lamb and potato patties on parchment paper

Ground Lamb and Potato Patties

Flavor guru Nik Sharma wraps ground lamb in creamy mashed potatoes before lightly frying. Spicy, crunchy comfort food at it’s best.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 2 H
  • 0
A bowl of homemade labneh with za'atar drizzled with olive oil on a platter with crackers.

Homemade Labneh with Za’atar

Soft cheese dreams are made of labneh, which is ultra lush, creamy, and tangy. You may find you need to stop yourself from spreading it on everything.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 18 H, 10 M
  • 2
A glazed lemon pull-apart coffee cake on a wooden board with a spoon and jar of glaze beside it.

Lemon Pull-Apart Coffee Cake

“Absolutely the best thing I’ve put in my mouth in a long time!” That’s what we’re hearing about this buttery, citrusy, playfully easy-to-eat coffee cake. We’re not arguing with that sentiment.

  • (20)
  • 1 H
  • 3 H, 45 M
  • 88
An apple tea cake on a wire rack with three slices cut from it and one on a blue and white plate.

Apple Tea Cake

Not as dense or as sweet as a pound cake, this lovely tea cake is rich and buttery and subtly infused with layers of apple and cinnamon with a tart lemon drizzle as a finishing flourish.

  • Quick Glance
  • 40 M
  • 3 H
  • 0
Chunks of roasted sweet potatoes with Sriracha and lime wedges and sprigs of cilantro scattered over the top.

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Sriracha and Lime

“Sweet potatoes with firecracker flavor” is what we’re hearing about these lovely, albeit unexpected, sweet potatoes. And just 10 minutes of barely any effort. Who loves you?!

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 50 M
  • 0
A blue and white platter filled with couscous salad with fennel and almonds with a torn baguette and a couple of glasses of white wine beside it.

Couscous Salad with Fennel and Almonds

You could, of course, serve couscous plain. But why?! Makes little sense when you can quickly and easily toss in almonds and lemon and tuna and shaved fennel and literally be astounded.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 2
Cooked pieces of chicken shawarma and wedges of red onion on a rimmed baking sheet.

Chicken Shawarma

Permeated with an enticing and sorta (but not intimidatingly) exotic blend of spices, these chicken thighs and tender roasted onions and couldn’t be easier.

  • (3)
  • 25 M
  • 3 H, 5 M
  • 13

Portuguese Coconut Custard Tarts

A creamy custard flecked with flakes of sweet coconut. That’s what you can expect from pasteis de coco, a dessert classic from Portugal.

  • (19)
  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 74
A porcelain bowl filled with shepherd's pie and topped with potatoes, onions, and cheddar

Shepherd’s Pie with Caramelized Onions and Cheddar

Let us introduce you to the most Googled recipe of 2019. No, it doesn’t have cauliflower. And it’s certainly not keto. It’s a not-quite-classic shepherd’s pie gilded with sweetly caramelized onions and smothered with Cheddar. To heck with tradition.

  • (4)
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 2 H
  • 13