Recipe Testing: Creating Successful Recipes

Recorded Webinar

After developing a solid recipe, it must be tested. Learn how to get accurate results by developing a recipe-testing-template so your recipes can be easy-to-follow and no-fail.

  • Release Date: April 16, 2019
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This product is free for FCP members.

This webinar was presented live on April 16, 2019.

After developing a solid recipe, it must be tested. During this webinar, you will learn how to get accurate results from recipe testing recipes – and even how to get reliable results when enlisting help from friends to test your recipes. See how to develop a recipe-testing-template so your recipes can be easy-to-follow and no-fail. If you listened to our February 2018 webinar, Recipe Development: Do’s and Don’ts, then you don’t want to miss this instructional webinar. (And if you didn't hear this Recipe Development webinar, you can listen to it in the archived webinars on the Education section of the FCP website.) The speakers in this webinar will also provide a short overview of recipe development.

CPEU: 1.0
CPE Level: 2
Learning Need Codes: 8060, 8015, 4030, 4100
Performance Indicators: 12.4.1, 13.2.7, 8.4.2

Learning Objectives

  1. Apply the recipe development and testing process when writing your own recipes for publication.
  2. Identify the steps in successful recipe testing
  3. Develop and write an original recipe and further discuss what makes a recipe an original.


Serena Ball, MS, RD

Based out of St. Louis, Serena Ball, MS, RD is a food writer and owner of Teaspoon Communications, a nutrition communication group of culinary-minded registered dietitian nutritionists. 

Serena is Contributing Editor at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Food & Nutrition Magazine where she co-authors the Healthy Kitchen Hacks column. She is Contributor to the FoodNetwork’s Her work also appears in Relish magazine, on,, and on Today’s Dietitian’s RDLounge. For her regular appearances on The Morning Show on FOX TV2, she cooks up healthy recipe demos.

She blogs at about delicious recipes and time-saving Healthy Kitchen Hacks with fellow dietitian Deanna Segrave-Daly. Serena creates hands-and-pans recipe videos and produces bi-weekly Facebook LIVEs to demonstrate simple and fun ways to put Healthy Kitchen Hacks into practice. In 2018, she and Deanna wrote their first cookbook, The 30-Minute Mediterranean Diet Cookbook which has appeared on the Amazon 50 Best-Selling Cookbooks List for over 12 weeks. 

Serena co-created The Recipe ReDux, a registered dietitian and health blogger community with a monthly reach of over 5 million page views combined.

She is happiest in her bright aqua-blue kitchen developing healthy recipes for her five regular kitchen customers: her husband and four children.

Raeanne Sarazen, MA, RDN

Raeanne is an accomplished, tech-savvy chef and registered dietitian with extensive experience in traditional and digital publishing, marketing, and media. Passionate about creating real-life solutions to inspire consumer behavior change, driving intuitive user experiences and making complex topics clear—poised to contribute to business opportunities and organizational missions that exist at the intersection of food and technology.

  • Release Date: April 16, 2019