Virginia H., Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Virginia H. has tested.

Seven crispy rakakat (Turkish cigars) on a parchment-lined white plate

Turkish Cigars

A classic middle Eastern mezze that’s crisp phyllo on the outside, blissfully melty halloumi and feta on the inside with parsley for some semblance of healthiness. Easy to juggle with a glass of wine in hand.

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  • 45 M
  • 45 M
  • 4
A stainless steel skillet filled with beef rendang and topped with two lime halves, lemongrass, and cilantro

Beef Rendang

Just like the traditional slowly simmered Indonesian curry. But complete with instructions for the slow cooker and Instant Pot.

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  • 45 M
  • 4 H, 45 M
  • 0
A red dish filled with a layered ham, cheese, and potato casserole on a red-and-white striped towel

Ham, Cheese, and Potato Casserole

Our latest definition of decadent comfort food. A David Leite original, this recipe melds layers of ham, potatoes, shallots, and gooey cheese in a rich cream sauce.

  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 4
Swirls of vegan caramel with a knife on the side

Vegan Caramel

A naturally sweetened sugar fix with toffee overtones that really does coax a rich, sweet, satisfying experience from healthy ingredients.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 0
Plate of pumpkin spice toffee--made with toffee, pumpkin spice, white chocolate, and pecans

Pumpkin Spice Toffee

All that familiar autumnal spice loveliness in perhaps the only pumpkin spice incarnation you’ve yet to try.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
Cooked slices of maple sriracha bacon in a glass

Maple Sriracha Bacon

Maple Sriracha bacon isn’t just the title of this simple recipe, it’s the ingredient list as well. Which means you probably already have everything you need on hand.

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  • 10 M
  • 40 M
  • 0
A wooden bowl filled with golf-ball-size fried potato and chouriço balls on a wooden tray

Bolinhas de Chouriço com Batata

“Tater tots” Português. É assim que pensamos nesta mistura de batatas, chouriço e cebola que é frita até ficar crocante e dourada no exterior e impossivelmente arejada mas rica por dentro.

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  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 0
A wooden bowl filled with golf-ball-size fried potato and chouriço balls on a wooden tray

Chouriço and Potato Balls

Portuguese tater tots. That’s how we think of this mashup of potatoes, chouriço, and onion that’s deep-fried until crisp and golden on the outside and impossibly airy yet rich on the inside.

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  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 12
Baking dish of sausage egg breakfast casserole of bread, eggs, sausage, tomato, kale, and Cheddar cheese, a plate and tea nearby

Sausage Egg Casserole

Not your mom’s egg casserole. And you’re going to be pretty pleased to break with tradition.

  • 25 M
  • 9 H, 10 M
  • 2
A white mug of chicken stock

Microwave Chicken Stock

Here’s how to make microwave chicken stock or broth in the microwave. It’s easy. And inexpensive. Not to mention incredibly quick—done in 10 minutes. Wowsa, right?!

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  • 5 M
  • 10 M
  • 0
A plate with a slice of pound cake with currants, and a cake stand in the background with the remaining cake

Eggnog Pound Cake

This tender cake is the next best thing to a cup of eggnog, flaunting those familiar flavors of rum and nutmeg.

  • 45 M
  • 2 H
  • 38