Patty Fabian, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Patty Fabian has tested.

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.

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.