Victoria Filippi, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Victoria Filippi has tested.

Victoria Filippi

Victoria fell in love with baking in her early teens and came to enjoy cooking just as much. A mom to 25-year-old triplets and a proud Leite’s Culinaria Tester for 13 years, she currently works as a personal chef. Many of her clients have specific diets due to severe health conditions, and she enjoys creating some of their favorite foods using ingredients acceptable to their diet. Victoria also caters smaller parties and recently has created an “Around the World Party” featuring foods from 4 to 5 different countries, offering 2 to 3 small plates from each.

A partially cut loaf of tomato focaccia on a sheet of parchment on a wooden cutting board with a knife on the side.

Spicy Tomato Focaccia

Folks are raving about this masala focaccia that tops tender, fluffy focaccia bread with a spicy tomato, onion, and chile topping. See for yourself.

A platter with several crab cake burgers topped with tomato in a soft roll.

Crab Cake Burger

Fresh crab necessitates only Old Bay and very little in way of other ingredients. That’s exactly what you’ll find here.

A individual huckleberry crisp in a white bowl topped with whipped cream and a spoon on the side.

Huckleberry Crisp

Sweetly tart and laced with spice, this huckleberry (or blueberry, if you’d rather) crisp recipe is gonna rock your world.

Two pieces of maple smoked grilled salmon on a white plate with a fork and knife on the side.

Maple Smoked Grilled Salmon

This easy grilled salmon is smoked with maple wood and brushed with maple syrup, giving it an irresistible sweet and smoky flavor.

Four scoops of blueberry frozen yogurt in a wooden bowl with a spoon resting beside it.

Blueberry Frozen Yogurt

No sugar. No creepy preservatives. Nothing but blueberries, plain yogurt, honey, lemon juice, purple smiles, and requests for seconds.

Coconut lime cookies drizzled with icing and garnished with lime zest on wax paper.

Coconut Lime Cookies

Think sugar cookie meets margarita. Or something like that. And just as difficult to stop at a single taste.

A sidecar cocktail, ice cubes and a dried cherry garnish, in a highball glass with a sugared rim.

Sidecar Cocktail

Created during Prohibition, this collision of Cognac, orange liqueur, and lemon isn’t for the faint of heart—nor for the slight of tolerance.

No-bake snowballs on a counter

No-Bake Snowballs

Not all holiday sweets have to be loaded with sugar and fat. As delish as that is, you might crave something with a little healthy oomph.

Easy shortbread cookies cooling on a wire rack, beside a rolling pin and a large shortbread petticoat.

Easy Shortbread Cookies

If you’ve been intimidated by shortbread, this recipe really is easy. The addition of cornstarch keeps it flaky and light. Give them a try, they’re superb.

Caramelized honey pumpkin pie in slices on dessert plates, each garnished with dollops of whipped cream and pumpkin pie spice.

Caramelized Honey Pumpkin Pie

A Thanksgiving pie for those looking for something different from last year. Brown butter and caramelized honey give pumpkin pie a whole new twist.

A white plate with sesame noodles, garnished with cilantro, peanuts, and sesame seeds, with a fork and a bowl of green onions and soy.

Sesame Noodles

A spicy Asian-inspired noodle bowl can be yours in well under an hour. Peanuts, cilantro, sesame oil, soy sauce–it’s all here.