Linda B., Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Linda B. has tested.

Easy Rhubarb Jam Recipe

Pink preserves were never so pretty—or so easy—as this foolproof recipe that relies on just four ingredients and an occasional stir. No prior canning experience required.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H
  • 53

Bayou Fried Shrimp Recipe

Say the word “bayou,” and we conjure romantic notions of swampy marshlands, banjo playing, and, natch, the best Cajun fried shrimp.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H
  • 10

How to Make Microwave Popcorn

Yes, you can make microwave popcorn on your own with just a brown paper bag. No artificial colors. No fake butter. No nasty preservatives. Bring on your next Netflix binge!

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 2

Farmer Cheese Recipe

This easy homemade farmer cheese is rich, creamy, and lovely, sorta like a poor man’s (or shall we say, lazy man’s) homemade ricotta.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 4

Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwich Recipe

Here’s how to embellish a childhood classic with the help of a little leftover holiday ham and some fancy French mustard.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 4

Kentucky Coffee Recipe

This bourbon-imbued after-dinner drink, a variation on classic Irish coffee, is guaranteed to make everything alright.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 2

Cream Cheese Rugelach Recipe

“Transcendent” is how the author describes these rugelach. We’d like to add “flaky,” “tender,” and “perfect” to the list of apt adjectives.

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  • 40 M
  • 2 H
  • 18

Perfect Scrambled Eggs

“The best scrambled eggs that I have ever made!” “Light, fluffy, slightly moist.” “Perfect.” That’s what folks are saying about this recipe.

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  • 5 M
  • 25 M
  • 0

Challah Bread

Rich, slightly sweet, and chewy in a good way, this stunner of a loaf is New York’s answer to France’s brioche.

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  • 45 M
  • 4 H
  • 6

Summer Squash and Banana Cake

Never again be tempted to anonymously leave summer squash or zucchini from your garden on your neighbor’s front porch.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 4

Salt and Pepper Pork Chops

Perfection. That’s what we think of this simple melding of pork, butter, and everyday seasonings from chef Gabrielle Hamilton.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 20 M
  • 0

Ginger and Lemon Popsicle

Sometimes the simplest of things are simply stunning—like this lemon popsicle recipe, which is worthy of some serious whistles.

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  • 10 M
  • 15 M
  • 2

Apricot Galette

This perfectly imperfect galette is unspeakably easier to make than pie. And yet to guests its equally impressive. Do the math.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 2 H
  • 0

Peach Cobbler Recipe

“The finest peach cobbler that I have ever, or will ever, eat.” “WOW!” “An 11 out of 10.” That’s what we’re hearing about this cobbler.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 23
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