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.

A single compost cookie from Christina Tosi.

Compost Cookies®

The curious name of these insanely can’t-stop-eating-these sweet and salty cookies hints at how you toss in whatever this and that you have on hand to create awesomeness.

  • (1)
  • 35 M
  • 2 H
  • 2
Many prepared potato gnocchi on a floured kitchen towel, with a mound of gnocchi dough in the background

Homemade Potato Gnocchi

Four ingredients. Ridiculously easy. Wonderfully inexpensive. And, quite frankly, the best gnocchi we’ve ever experienced.

  • (1)
  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 6
Three jars of Israeli pickles, one with cauliflower, one with cucumbers, and one with red onion.

Israeli Pickles

Quickles. It’s what we dubbed these Middle Eastern pickles that can be made in a mere 20 minutes (!) with no fussy canning process. (Quick. Pickles. Quickles. Get it?!)

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 20 M
  • 14
A tangle of tomato and tuna spaghetti on a white plate.

Tuna and Tomato Spaghetti

Good and cheap. That pretty much sums up this pantry supper made with stuff we suspect you already have on hand.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
Three spiced roast chicken thighs, with warm spice, cajun, and spiced curry coatings

Spiced Roast Chicken

A weeknight godsend, these spice-rubbed, oven-blasted chicken parts do dinner on the double. Er, triple.

  • (1)
  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 5
A cast-iron skillet with eight cheater's chorizo meatballs being cooked in it.

Cheater’s Chorizo

A sassy mix of ground pork, paprika, garlic, cayenne pepper, and wine that you can stash in the fridge and pull out whenever the craving hits. Which, we assure you, will be often.

  • (3)
  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 26
A glass of Vietnamese iced coffee, made with layers of sweetened condensed milk, coffee, and ice cubes with a coffee drip over it.

Vietnamese Iced Coffee | Ca Phe Sua Da

A simple, satiating, summery Vietnamese tradition known as ca phe sua da, this seductive classic is simply coffee, ice, and sweet, sweet, sweetened condensed milk. Here’s how to succumb at home.

  • (1)
  • 5 M
  • 15 M
  • 28
A glass half-filled with homemade almond milk with a serving knife resting in front of it.

Homemade Almond Milk

There’s literally no comparison between homemade almond milk and store-bought almond milk. None. No way. Nuh uh. Nope.

  • (4)
  • 15 M
  • 6 H, 15 M
  • 12
A white bowl of braised saffron carrots on a piece of burlap on a wooden table.

Braised Saffron Carrots

A sweet-tart side dish sensation. These carrots of any–or many–hues take a turn for the better when braised in olive oil with a pinch of saffron and a splash of vinegar.

  • (2)
  • 20 M
  • 35 M
  • 6
A piece of cooked miso cod in a stainless steel skillet that is resting on a white board next to an orange napkin.

Miso Cod

This five-ingredient fix, a restaurant classic as well as a simple weeknight supper, will have you practicing your acceptance speech.

  • (7)
  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 16