Patty Fabian, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Patty Fabian has tested.

A skillet filled with Ina Garten's caramelized shallots, sprinkled with parsley.

Ina Garten’s Caramelized Shallots

Shallots take on a dulcet, docile personality when slowly coaxed to a caramelized brown. Easy to make. And easygoing by way of going well with just about anything.

  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 7
A tied pork loin in the style of Porchetta on a white platter with cooked red onions and rosemary.

Pork Loin in the Style of Porchetta

A mashup of two Italian classics, arista and porchetta. A stuffed roast with rosemary and ground pork that’s ridiculously simple to make. And even easier to devour.

  • 50 M
  • 2 H, 15 M
  • 6
A white round baking dish filled with baked ziti and topped with melted cheese, and a dish of Parmesan on the side.

Baked Ziti

Italian comfort food of the most indulgent sort. Gotta love it.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H
  • 2 H
  • 0
Maple glazed carrots with bourbon and parsnips on a black oval platter with a dish of salt beside it.

Maple Glazed Carrots with Bourbon

Sweet enough to entice the kid in you but boozy enough to appeal to the adult in you. (Apparently we like our vegetables the same way we like our cocktails.)

  • 20 M
  • 45 M
  • 2
A better brined roast chicken in a cast iron Dutch oven surrounded by potatoes, mushrooms, carrots, and a halved head of garlic.

Best Brined Roast Chicken

This is, without any doubt, the BEST brined chicken recipe we’ve EVER tasted. Seriously. (And did we mention how quick and easy it is?!)

  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 10
A blue bowl half filled with cream cheese frosting and a piping bag filled with cream cheese frosting beside it.

Cream Cheese Frosting

Folks are raving about just how perfect this cream cheese frosting is compared to all the others they’ve tried. Try it. You’ll be saying the same.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 0
Two slices of French toast, fried until golden and drizzled with maple syrup.

French Toast ~ Pain Perdu

This recipe gets it right with just the right amount of (indulgent) richness. Our go-to weekend breakfast.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
Greek-Style Frappe

Greek-Style Frappe

This frothy Greek frappe can be shaken together in just a couple minutes from coffee, sugar, and milk. No blender required.

  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 12
A platter with several crab cake burgers topped with tomato in a soft roll.

Crab Cake Burgers

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

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 45 M
  • 0
Tall glass filled with a chocolate milkshake, topped with whipped cream, chocolate shavings, three straws

How to Make a Milkshake

There’s a darn good reason why even those with sophisticated palates chase burgers with milkshakes. It works.

  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 2
Two glasses of lime soda and one glass of angostura orange.

Lime Soda

Bored by plain old water? Allow us to introduce you to your solution.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 4
Three bowls of minestrone soup and a small bowl of pesto.

Minestrone Soup

An updated Italian classic made with all the usual suspects along with an unexpected drizzle of pesto that transforms a frugal veggie-bin catch-all into something truly astounding.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 0