Linda Pacchiano, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Linda Pacchiano has tested.

Linda Pacchiano

Linda Pacchiano, who holds a bachelor’s degree in foreign languages and international business from Georgetown University, has been a Leite’s Culinaria tester since December 2006.  Linda received her culinary and pastry arts training at the International Culinary Center (founded as the French Culinary Institute) in New York City.  She also trained in advanced cake design with cake artist and author Toba Garrett at the Institute for Culinary Education in New York City.  After she completed her training at FCI, in 2007 she was a Chef-Instructor at the Viking Culinary Center in Fairfield, NJ until October, 2013.  She now teaches at the County College of Morris in Randolph, NJ.  She is also a Wilton Method Instructor and teaches all levels of Wilton cake decorating courses. She is a member of the International Cake Exploration Societe (ICES), the Baker’s Dozen East at the Institute of Culinary Education, NYC, the New York City and New Jersey Cake Decorators, and the NJ Confectionary Arts Guild, the Junior League of Morristown, NJ.

Yorkshire Pudding Recipe

Yorkshire Pudding

Perfectly browned on the outside and soft, moist, and buttery on the inside. Just a little effortless elegance to accompany your roast.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 11
Vegetable Broth Recipe

Vegetable Broth

Clobbered by a guilty conscience each time you let vegetables languish in the fridge? Yeah, us, too. Until this recipe.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 4 H
  • 8
Butternut Squash Gratin Recipe

Butternut Squash Gratin

“Beautiful.” “Delicious.” “Easy.” “Comforting.” “One of the best things I’ve EVER made.” That’s what folks are saying about this recipe.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 50 M
  • 4
Maple Pork Chops Recipe

Maple Pork Chops

Expect a simple, subtle sweetness from this simple supper that you can toss together from pantry standbys.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
Pot Roast with Potatoes and Vegetables Recipe

Pot Roast with Potatoes and Vegetables

This classic, hearty, homey dish—just like something your grandma used to make—is the perfect one-pot meat and potatoes meal.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 4 H
  • 8
Roasted Carrots With Duck Fat Recipe

Duck Fat Roasted Carrots

Surely you’ve heard of potatoes roasted in duck fat? Same basic principle—and unspeakable loveliness—applies here.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 4
Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin Recipe

Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

Pork tenderloin + bacon = pork to the nth degree. Any objections? Yeah, we didn’t think so.

  • Quick Glance
  • 35 M
  • 45 M
  • 6
Honey Phyllo Crisps Recipe

Phyllo Crisps

We can imagine all manner of occasions where this easy, last-minute phyllo phenom would be welcome. Can’t you?

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 1 H
  • 4
Roast Pork Loin with Apples and Onions Recipe

Roast Pork Loin with Apples and Onions

Meat. Vegetables. Fruit. Flavor. Ease. All in one roasting pan. Sounds like the perfect supper to us. Don’t you agree?

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 20
Homemade Sandwich Bread Recipe

Homemade Sandwich Bread

Okay, breadbaking virgins, here’s the loaf for you. Nothing fancy, just flour, water, yeast, and salt.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 11 H, 30 M
  • 6
Cardamom and Cashew Cookies Recipe

Cardamom and Cashew Cookies

Magically delicate and nuanced cookies that satisfy the little kid cookie craving in an adult sorta way.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 12
Grilled Eggplant Parmesan Recipe

Grilled Eggplant Parmesan

This eggplant Parmesan isn’t exactly traditional, and we consider that a darn good thing. We defy you to try it and not like it.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 2
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