Trista Smith, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Trista Smith has tested.

An oval dish filled with roasted plums, topped with star anise.

Roasted Plums

Scented with star anise, not overly sweet, and just 25 minutes from start to finish. Talk about our sorta summer dessert.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 25 M
  • 8
Glazed Ham with Maple and Mustard

Glazed Ham with Mustard

This simple glazed ham has got a sweet and spicy thing going on that’s simultaneously subtle and super impressive.

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  • 25 M
  • 3 H
  • 4
A blue bowl of cauliflower purée on a wooden table

Cauliflower Purée

Mashed potatoes this is not, although it does have a uniquely and really quite charming caulifloweriness all its own that we quite like.

  • 6 M
  • 15 M
  • 2
Confetti Quick Pickles

Refrigerator Pickles

These kaleidoscopic little lovelies don’t require the typical processing and patience that classic pickles demand. Woohoo!

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  • 25 M
  • 1 D
  • 0
A raspberry crostata--a rustic tart with the crust folded over a filling of raspberries--on a sheet of parchment

Raspberry Crostata

Sometimes a pie craving is just too strong to wait for a plate and fork and fussily crimping a top crust. Enter this easy peasy yet elegant crostata.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 50 M
  • 2
Easy Guacamole

Easy Guacamole

Authentic as heck with its minimalistic approach that keeps ingredients to the essentials.

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 8
Oval plate with a salt and pepper pork chop, spoon, fork, and juice on it

Salt and Pepper Pork Chops

Perfection. That’s what we think of this simple yet exquisite melding of pork, butter, salt, and pepper from chef Gabrielle Hamilton.

  • 10 M
  • 20 M
  • 4
A pot and a mug filled with paleo hot cocoa and a sifter of cocoa powder on the side

Coconut Milk Hot Chocolate

Rich, creamy, and divine. It also just happens to be paleo, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, kid-friendly, and adult-approved.

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  • 15 M
  • 4 H
  • 0
Two white bowls filled with porridge; one topped with blueberries and the other with figs and almonds

Brown Rice and Quinoa Porridge

This may sound rather frighteningly hippie. We understand. Rest assured, it’s actually a lovely oatmeal alternative that works magnificently with your most tried-and-true hot cereal stir-ins and sprinkle-ons.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 2
A layer of assorted nuts and rosemary sprigs on a sheet of parchment paper resting in a sheet pan

Candied Spiced Nuts

These candied nuts are sweet and spicy and the sorta thing that friends demolish in minutes at cocktail parties and holiday gatherings yet talk about for months afterward.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 2
Cherry Tomato Confit

Cherry Tomato Confit

This cherry tomato confit is sweet and easy and a lovely way of preserving summer. Here’s how to make it.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 2
Mexican Corn On The Cob

Mexican Corn On The Cob

Inspired by Mexican street fare, this corn on the cob tempers smoky chipotle with the tang of lime and the sweetness of butter.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
Breakfast Martini

Breakfast Martini

Oh, what a way to start a weekend day! Just shake yourself this citrusy martini and take the rest of the day off.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 0