Robert Castagna, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Robert Castagna has tested.

A square pan filled with pumpkin lasagna, covered with melted cheese.

Pumpkin Lasagna

A lovely labor of love, this lasagna buries fresh pumpkin pasta beneath a quartet of cheeses–mozzarella, Gorgonzola, Fontina, and Parmigiano. Might wanna loosen that belt.

An open jar of peach salsa next to three fish tacos topped with peach salsa.

Peach Salsa

Peach salsa works its considerable magic on anything you pull from the grill. And it’s obscenely easy to make from surplus stone fruit.

A white plate of zucchini linguine--with pasta, zucchini, garlic, capers, mint, dill, and cheese with a fork

Zucchini Linguine

This zucchini linguine is a panoply of summer abundance with summer squash and herbs crowding out the usual pasta sauce suspects. No complaints here.

A white dish partially filled with blueberry crumble, with a spoon resting on top and a colander filled with blueberries beside it.

Blueberry Crumble

Need to bring something to a backyard bash when all you want is mad crazy gratitude and an empty dish to take home? This blueberry crumble with a crumbly oatmeal cookie topping is your answer.

A silver platter filled with asparagus tempura with some pieces of asparagus and a glass of beer on a wooden table.

Asparagus Tempura

Easy and shatteringly crisp and light and perfect. That’s what folks are saying about this delicate beer-battered asparagus tempura.

Four bottles of natural food coloring in different shades.

How To Make Natural Food Coloring

At last, after literally years of searching, we have the perfect DIY natural food coloring recipe. No preservatives. No artificial coloring. No monumental price tag.