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.

Classic Green Bean Casserole

Classic Green Bean Casserole

Green beans? Check. Creamy mushroomy sauce? Check. Can opener? Uh…no thank you. Not this Thanksgiving.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 0
Roast Turkey in the Oven

Simple Roast Turkey

The operative word in this simple turkey recipe is simple. And crisp-skinned. Also monstrously moist. Oh, and sigh-inducingly tender, too. (You catch our drift. Yes?)

  • 15 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 12
Citrus Cranberry Sauce

Raw Cranberry Sauce

This little make-ahead number is easy as can be, requires no coveted stove-top space before the big meal, and tastes, well, wow.

  • 5 M
  • 1 H, 5 M
  • 14
Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

“Super easy.” “Quite addictive.” “Divine.” That’s what folks are saying about these surprisingly seductive spiced pepitas.

  • 10 M
  • 45 M
  • 10
Brown Butter Winter Squash

Brown Butter Winter Squash

One taste and you’ll forget all about that butter and brown sugar trick your mom taught you long ago. Promise.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 40 M
  • 4
Drunken Pumpkin Bourbon Tart

Drunken Pumpkin Bourbon Tart

Drunken pumpkin? Punken drumkin? Drumpin punkdrunk? This innocuous seeming slice boasts just a tad more personality than your typical pumpkin pie.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 3 H
  • 4
Moroccan-Spiced Roast Chicken

Moroccan-Spiced Roast Chicken

What we adore most about roast chicken? The fix-it-and-forget-about-it-ness of it. That and the countless ways to fancy it up. Here, one of our fuss-free favorites.

  • 35 M
  • 1 H, 55 M
  • 19
Crunchy Oven-Fried Drumsticks

Oven Fried Drumsticks

Some things never go out of style. Witness these throwback kid- and adult-friendly drumsticks rolled in crumbs of any sort. Potato chips. Wasabi peas. Rice crackers.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 50 M
  • 17
Homemade Nutella Recipe

Homemade Nutella

No longer are you safe from temptation just because you summoned enough fortitude to skip the Nutella aisle at the store. Not safe at all.

  • 20 M
  • 30 M
  • 147
Simple Spaghetti Recipe

Simple Spaghetti

Think you’ve got nothing in the house for supper? Take a look at this nifty little pasta recipe that comes together in minutes. Then think again.

  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 18
Homemade Larabars Recipe

Homemade Larabars

We got nothing against the Larabars we’ve been noshing for years, save for the fancy packaging and the crazy price tag.

  • 15 M
  • 50 M
  • 178
Tomatoes Provencal Recipe

Tomatoes Provençal

Is there anything as sweetly satisfying as heirloom tomatoes eaten raw over the sink? Probably not. But when you tire of that, there’s always this deeply satiating tactic.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 40 M
  • 12
Nach Waxman's Best Brisket Recipe

Nach Waxman’s Brisket

Like a chorus line of Rockettes, these slices of brisket lean on one another in perfect symmetry here. Nach Waxman explains how to accomplish the same.

  • 40 M
  • 4 H, 10 M
  • 21