Patty Fabian, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Patty Fabian has tested.

A metal skillet filled with easy skillet lasagna and garnished with basil leaves.

Easy Skillet Lasagna

Those days when meal planning goes south and weeknight weariness looms, simple salvation can be found in this easy skillet lasagna made with store-bought ravioli.

A platter with several crab cake burgers topped with tomato in a soft roll.

Crab Cake Burger

Fresh crab necessitates only Old Bay and very little in way of other ingredients. That’s exactly what you’ll find here.

Three stacks of chewy molasses cookies on a white marble cake stand.

Chewy Molasses Cookies

The holidays incarnate. That’s what these cookies are to us. They’re magnificently and traditionally spiced and are crinkly and chewy. All in the best possible sort of way.

A bowl of white beans and Tuscan kale, sprinkled with grated Parmesan cheese.

White Beans and Tuscan Kale

A satiating, simple meal that is Italian food at its best–full of robust flavors and easy prep. Serve as a side or on its own with a slice of homemade bread.

Three honey-ginger apple tarts on a white platter with 4 apples on the side.

Honey-Ginger Apple Tarts

Apples, walnuts, and a drizzle of honey give these croustades, or tarts, their outrageously autumnal flair. The crispy, flaky pastry isn’t bad, either.

A large pot of pasta and chickpea soup, with a full white bowl next to it and a plate of shredded white parmesan.

Pasta e Ceci

In an hour, you can have a hearty, healthy, and incredibly tasty pot of this traditional Roman soup—or stew, if you prefer. Blended chickpeas get thick in an instant.

A batch of five ingredient Nutella brownies cut into squares on a wire rack with fresh raspberries scattered around.

Five-Ingredient Nutella Brownies

Bet you already have everything you need for these brownies in your house. Which is a very good thing. (Also sorta a very dangerous thing.)

Four pieces of classic chicken piccata topped with parsley and capers on a white oval serving plate.

Classic Chicken Piccata

Simple enough for a weeknight. Sophisticated enough for weekend entertaining. And it’s definitely as good as you remember, too.

A plate of fattoush topped with crispy pita chips and a fork on the side.

Fattoush ~ Vegetable and Pita Salad

Fresh, cool, and filled with summer staple veggies, we think you’re going to love this salad. Tangy dressing and perfectly fried pita croutons bring it all together in a flash.

A person drizzling sauce over a steak au poivre on a white plate with sweet potato fries.

Julia Child’s Steak au Poivre

Julia Child updated the French classic with mixed peppercorns and allspice to lend a little intrigue. A surprisingly quick yet altogether swoon-worthy weeknight dinner.

A spatchcock roast chicken in a deep roasting pan with sprigs of thyme, lemon halves, and garlic cloves.

Spatchcock Roast Chicken

Spatchcocking is an easy technique that lets you roast a chicken faster and more evenly. Start your bird with a lemon and garlic seasoning and dinner will be served before you know it.

A small jar of Thai-inspired peanut dressing next to a bowl and jar of chicken salad.

Thai-Inspired Peanut Dressing

Perfect with all manner of salads, skewers, veggies, noodles, and more, this savory dressing doubles as a sauce. And a godsend on busy weekdays.

Three perfect baked potatoes coated in flaked salt and squeezed open with a pat of butter in the center.

Perfect Baked Potatoes

A frugal dinnertime staple that can be dressed up or down. And yes, you do need a recipe to get it just right. What results are fluffy, tender spuds.

An Asian grilled flank steak, with several medium rare sliced cut from it, the outside crisscrossed with grill marks--on a plate

Asian Grilled Flank Steak

A cinch to make, this steak requires just a quick dunk in a marinade made from ingredients you already have on hand. Then it’s slapped on the grill. Dinner, anyone?

A vanilla angel food cake in Bundt form, with a slice on its side, all sprinkled with powdered sugar

Vanilla Angel Food Cake

All the delicate loveliness of classic angel food cake but made even better with the addition of pure vanilla and a blizzard of confectioners’ sugar.

A glass casserole dish filled with golden brown easy scalloped potatoes

Easy Scalloped Potatoes

Creamy, cheesy, and just like Grandma used to make. That’s what we’re talking about when it comes to these easy scalloped potatoes.