Renee Schettler Rossi, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Renee Schettler Rossi has tested.

Balls of frozen chocolate chip cookie dough on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

Frozen Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Sometimes what you need isn’t so much a recipe as a strategy. Like this frozen cookie dough balls magic that’s ready at a moment’s craving.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 0
A bowl of authentic Vietnamese pho with rice noodles, beef, lemon, basil, and scallions in it and a pair of chopsticks resting on top of the bowl.

Authentic Vietnamese Pho

Here’s how to make the exquisitely nuanced and awesomely slurpable Vietnamese beef and rice noodle soup known as pho.

  • (2)
  • 1 H
  • 3 H, 10 M
  • 22
A skillet with caramelized onions and a spatula moving the onions.

How to Caramelize Onions

So-called “caramelized onions” that take just 20 minutes to turn a limpid softness and a pale golden are no substitute for the complex sweetness of properly caramelized alliums. Here’s how to do it right.

  • (1)
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 25 M
  • 25
Pan Seared Chicken Breast

Pan Seared Chicken Breast

Shatteringly crisp skin. Tender meat. And a stovetop that isn’t spattered with grease. This is gonna change your weeknight chicken game.

  • (1)
  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 8
A stock pot filled with mushrooms, leeks, garlic, onion, carrots, and parsley for making roast chicken stock.

Roast Chicken Stock

Sure, made-from-scratch stock like grandma used to make is frugal beyond belief. But wait till you see what it does for your cooking.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 6 H
  • 2
A pile of baked french fries, sprinkled with salt and fresh parsley on a paper towel.

Baked French Fries

Crisp yet tender potato-y goodness that’ll ease your craving, each and every time. You’ll never guess they’re not fried.

  • (5)
  • 10 M
  • 50 M
  • 21
Four bowls of salt and sugar pickles; one with watermelon, one with red radish, one with cucumber, and one with daikon radish.

Salt and Sugar Pickles

These quick pickles–quickles!–aren’t at all like the ones your grandma put up each year. They’re better.

  • (1)
  • 5 M
  • 15 M
  • 4
A metal skillet filled with warm olives, rosemary, and lemon zest.

Warm Olives

Simple and impressive and ready in less time than it takes to run and buy marinated olives. That’s what we call honest entertaining.

  • (1)
  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 6
Espresso being poured over gelato in a cup to make affogato.

Affogato

Drowning gelato in espresso has got to be the most spectacular sort of tragedy ever to take place at the dinner table. Here’s how to add a little drama to your dessert.

  • (1)
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 6
Sautéed Shishito Peppers

How To Cook Shishito Peppers

Knowing how to perfectly blister shishito peppers results in a beguiling cocktail nosh with a mildly tingly, almost sweet heat.

  • (3)
  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 20