Patricia Scalione, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Patricia Scalione has tested.

A pan full of turkey meatballs with tomato sauce, beside a chopping board with Parmesan and a bowl of parsley.

Italian-Style Turkey Meatballs

Meatballs are meatballs, right? Not even close. These little babies take ground turkey and make it taste like a healthier, umami-packed heaven.

A loaf of unsliced whole wheat bread sitting on a yellow cutting board with a blue-handled knife beside it

Homemade Whole Wheat Bread

A standard loaf for beginner and experienced bakers alike, this whole wheat bread recipe turns out a superb product—tender crumb, chewy crust, and nutty flavor.

A whole chocolate meringue mousse cake with one slice cut from it.

Chocolate Meringue Mousse Cake

A chocolate lover’s dream come true, in the form of a lightly textured, dark chocolate mousse. Not too sweet, not too rich—just right.

Several bowls of orzo salad with grilled vegetables and a person scooping some from a larger bowl.

Orzo Salad with Grilled Vegetables

A light dinner for when you just can’t face the thought of heating up your kitchen in the summer. Just slice and grill your way to a sublimely citrusy, veggie-filled pasta salad.

A white oval platter topped with roasted carrots with dukkah and nuts sprinkled on top.

Roasted Carrots with Dukkah

Carrots are blistered and then sprinkled with a deconstructed dukkah made of nigella, coriander, cumin, and fennel seeds along with a sprinkle of roasted hazelnuts and almonds. And it just happens to be healthy.

A sliced loaf of pain au fromage on a white linen cloth with a serrated knife resting beside the bread.

Pain au Fromage

A remarkable rustic loaf that’s cheese inflected and crusty yet tender and contains a little whole wheat flour (so it’s healthy!). Your sandwiches are gonna thank you.

A rectangular dish of easy chicken enchiladas with a spatula resting in the dish and a couple enchiladas on a grey plate beside it.

Easy Chicken Enchiladas

An uber-quick and less traditional approach to chicken enchiladas gets you a tasty dinner, weeknight or not. The secret? Your toaster oven.

A white serving bowl filled with pieces of adobo chicken and garnished with cilantro.

Adobo Chicken

A sweet and vinegary, sesame and garlicky, oniony chicken dish that’s seriously irresistible. You’re gonna want to put this dish on repeat.

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.