Sofia Reino, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Sofia Reino has tested.

Sofia Reino

Sofia Reino grew up in many kitchens. Her parents were diplomats, so her life was one of a gypsy, moving from one country to another and one cuisine to the next. Her passion for food began while she lived in Norway. At age nine, she’d run downstairs to the kitchen as soon as she finished her homework to help her mother and the cook prepare a variety of meals. The dishes were mostly Portuguese, but with an international twist, and were prepared for hundreds of people. She spent each summer in Portugal, where again she enjoyed countless hours in the kitchen, this time with her avó (grandmother) and the kitchen helpers. Reino now lives in South Carolina with her Boston-born Irish-American husband and has two kitchen helpers of her own in the form of her daughters.

Six one-bowl mocha brownies on wood

One-Bowl Mocha Brownies

If you’re going to splurge on brownies, you may as well, you know, SPLURGE on brownies. But not in terms of effort or expense. Just taste. These brownies handle it splendidly.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 45 M
  • 4
French Toast with Earl Grey Syrup

French Toast with Earl Grey Syrup

We know what you’re thinking. “I better not try the Earl Grey syrup because my kids may turn up their nose at it.” Make it anyways.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
Light and Fluffy Scrambled Eggs

Perfect Scrambled Eggs

“The best scrambled eggs that I have ever made!” “Light, fluffy, slightly moist.” “Perfect.” That’s what folks are saying about this recipe.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 25 M
  • 2
Herb Stuffed Baked Salmon

Herb-Stuffed Baked Salmon

A superlatively sumptuous, stupendously simple side of salmon. No swimming upstream with this easy peasy yet impressive recipe.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 2
Cast-iron skillet with a Dutch baby--a popover pancake--topped with powder sugar on a set breakfast table

Dutch Baby

Everyone who’s made this little lovely is lauding it as the airiest, most perfect puffed pancake they’ve met.

  • 5 M
  • 30 M
  • 61
Espresso Cake

Espresso Cake

This simple yet spectacular riff on coffee cake—there’s actually coffee in the cake—is rich and robust and rousing in that way only espresso can be.

  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 37
Cutting board with a sliced rack of spring lamb with rosemary, knife, bowl of salad

Spring Lamb with Rosemary

The perfect dish to usher in warm weather. Nothing but rosemary, garlic, salt, pepper, and a tour of duty in the oven.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 4
White plate filled with orange, purple, and yellow candied carrots

Candied Carrots

Sometimes carrots aren’t quite as sweet as we’d like them to be. This kid-tested tactic takes care of that occasional oops on the part of Mother Nature.

  • 5 M
  • 15 M
  • 8