Paula D., Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Paula D. has tested.

5 unwrapped squares of apple cider caramels beside a pile of wrapped caramels.

Apple Cider Caramels

The 8th wonder of the world? These insanely satiating caramels are made simply with apple cider, sugar, and spice.

Two white serving plates with swirls of beet hummus, topped with chopped almonds

Beet Hummus

Extraordinary looking. Extraordinary tasting. Extraordinarily healthy. And super simple to toss together.

A jar of refrigerator sweet pickles with a fork holding two pickles lying beside the jar.

Refrigerator Sweet Pickles

A Scandinavian-style pickle that’s distinctly sweet, a little sour, and perfumed with dill. It doesn’t even require turning on the stove during the dog days of summer.

Two BBQ pulled pork tacos in a cardboard dish with a bear and a dish of coleslaw on the side.

BBQ Pulled Pork Tacos

Behold warm tortillas piled high with sweet pulled pork, spicy chipotle coleslaw, and tangy barbecue sauce. We bet you can’t stop at one.

A black platter with several grilled chicken tacos with fruit salsa, a few cherry tomatoes, and a wooden board with cut chicken, halved plums, and queso fresco.

Grilled Chicken Tacos with Fruit Salsa

When you face the inevitable glut of ripe stone fruits you couldn’t resist at the market, you’re going to want these grilled chicken tacos with fruit salsa at the top of your list.

8 crescent-shape blueberry fried pies with Meyer lemon drizzle sauce nearby all on a piece of slate

Blueberry Hand Pies

Love in pastry-encased incarnation. Simply envelope fruit filling in pie crust and fry until crisply golden outside, bubbling and lush inside. Deep-frying phobes, it’s easy as pie.

Two individual blueberry pies on on a wooden table with forks beside them.

Blueberry Pie

The mere mention of blueberry pie sorta makes you wanna stop everything and sprint to the kitchen, doesn’t it?

An oval casserole dish of acquacotta - eggs poached in a tomato and onion sauce -- with a piece of bread, plate, and utensils on the side.

Acquacotta

Sorta like shakshuka, aquacotta is an Italian soup from southern Tuscany that’s essentially leftover bread, tomatoes, onions, and chiles with eggs and a little Parmesan. Living large.

Several slices of maple sriracha bacon in a glass.

Maple Sriracha Bacon

Maple Sriracha bacon isn’t just the title of this simple recipe, it’s the ingredient list as well. Which means you probably already have everything you need on hand.