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.

Cornmeal-Crusted Fried Chicken with White Barbecue Sauce Recipe

Cornmeal-Crusted Fried Chicken with White Barbecue Sauce

“This fried chicken recipe is SPECTACULAR.” That’s what folks are saying about this fried hen with a creamy, peppery white bbq sauce.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 1 D, 1 H
  • 4
Grilled Trout Recipe

Grilled Trout

Nothing is more romantic than cooking grilled trout in the open air. Well, maybe that’s a stretch. Still, it’s a damn good recipe.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 40 M
  • 8
Blue Smoothie Recipe

Blueberry Kale Smoothie

Tastes like “bananas and blueberries and creamy icy summertime.” That’s what folks are saying about this spectacularly simple smoothie.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 0
Kouign Amann Recipe

Kouign Amann

Don’t worry, we can’t pronounce the name either. As if it matters, seeing as we’re too busy cramming the pastry into our pieholes to say anything.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H
  • 6 H
  • 12
Sweet and Sticky Sriracha Drumsticks Recipe

Sweet and Sticky Sriracha Drumsticks

Slightly sweet. Slightly sticky. Slightly spicy. Thoroughly irresistible. That’s what we think of these Sriracha drumsticks.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 4
Texas Barbecue Sauce Recipe

Texas-Style Barbecue Sauce

Ridiculously easy to make yet complex as heck in taste. Slightly sweet with only a hint of heat. Kid-tested and adult-approved.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 50 M
  • 0
Burrata with Grilled Bread Recipe

Burrata

Don’t goo up this burrata recipe with salad or condiments, please. Let’s just let the big gorgeous milk white orb speak for itself.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 15 M
  • 8
Best St Louis Ribs Recipe

Best St. Louis Ribs

“These ribs are among the best I’ve had.” That’s what our recipe testers uttered after tasting these messy little lovelies. Can’t disagree.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 10 H
  • 4
Homemade Onion Rings Recipe

Homemade Onion Rings

We wanna snatch these onion rings straight from the fryer thanks to the shatteringly crisp crust and crazily tender onion within.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 3
Red Velvet Cupcakes Recipe

Red Velvet Cupcakes

WHY DID NO ONE THINK OF PUTTING RED WINE IN RED VELVET CUPCAKES UNTIL NOW?! Okay. Got that out of our system. Whew.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 0
Homemade Croutons Recipe

Homemade Croutons

You’ll never, ever buy a box of fancy-schmancy, preservative-laden, cardboard-tasting, store-bought croutons again. Swear.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 25 M
  • 2
Chicken-Apple Sausage Recipe

Chicken Apple Sausage

There’s an easy way to dance around the issue of Trader Joe’s chicken apple sausage recall. Just make your own.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 6
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