BTS; Behind the scenes; culinary staff; Alicia Rooker

Alicia Rooker, RDN

Alicia Rooker, RDN


Alicia, a registered dietitian nutritionist, is living her dream of being Taste of Home’s Recipe Editor and Tester. Armed with a dietetics degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a food science background, Alicia balances her time testing readers’ recipes and writing some of her own. When she’s not in the Test Kitchen, she enjoys planting native flowers and raising monarch butterflies with her son.

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Articles & Recipes

The Best Bread Machines for All Types of Bakers

Make baking easy with a bread maker. Our Test Kitchen tried 10 different brands to find the best bread makers for all kinds of bakers.

The Best Mandoline Slicers, According to Our Test Kitchen

Make prep work a breeze with the best mandoline slicer. Our Test Kitchen team put nine popular brands to the test to find their top picks.