Paula D., Recipe Tester

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

A whole strawberry ice cream pie in a fluted tart pan.

Strawberry Ice Cream Pie

How to turn store-bought ice cream into an impressive summer dessert in minutes. You’re welcome.

  • Quick Glance
  • 40 M
  • 2 H
  • 0
A white mug of chicken stock

Microwave Chicken Stock

That’s right. Chicken stock or broth in the microwave. Easy. Inexpensive. And done in 10 minutes. Wowsa, right?!

  • (1)
  • 5 M
  • 10 M
  • 2
A dish of macaroni au gratin on a white paper napkin on a white plate with a stack of plates beside it.

Macaroni Au Gratin

So magnificently and outrageously incredible that folks have literally applauded it at the dinner table. Swear. Easy enough for weeknights. Elegant enough for impressing guests.

  • (3)
  • 40 M
  • 45 M
  • 12
Two loaves of artisan bread and a jar of Campari citrus marmalade, with a slice of bread smeared with the marmalade on a wooden cutting board.

Campari Citrus Marmalade

A little sweeter (and a lot more vibrant) than traditional English marmalade thanks to the notable presence and complexity of the classic Italian apéritif. Here’s how to make it.

  • Quick Glance
  • 3 H
  • 5 H
  • 0
A woman with a Vitamix filled with spinach, mango, and milk

How to Make a Perfect Smoothie

It doesn’t take an engineering degree to make a decent smoothie. Although it does take a little know-how to make one that makes you want to drink your veggies. Here’s how.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 15 M
  • 0
An open jar of refrigerator sweet pickles with the lid lying beside the jar.

Refrigerator Sweet Pickles

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

  • (1)
  • 15 M
  • 6 H, 15 M
  • 8
A white bowl filled with matzo ball soup and sprinkled with dill

Matzo Ball Soup

We’ve spent years seeking the perfect matzo ball soup. At last we found it.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 3 H
  • 0
Seven crispy rakakat (Turkish cigars) on a parchment-lined white plate

Turkish Cigars

A classic middle Eastern mezze that’s crisp phyllo on the outside, blissfully melty halloumi and feta on the inside with parsley for some semblance of healthiness. Easy to juggle with a glass of wine in hand.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 45 M
  • 4
Cast iron skillet with white bean shakshuka--whit beans, tomatoes, feta cheese, eggs, and parsley

White Bean Shakshuka

An already soul-satisfying Middle Eastern classic made even more enticing thanks to the addition of white beans and charred vegetables.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 50 M
  • 2