Linda Pacchiano, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Linda Pacchiano has tested.

Linda Pacchiano

Linda Pacchiano has been a Leite’s Culinaria tester since December 2006. After graduating with a degree in foreign languages and international business from Georgetown, she pursued culinary and pastry arts at the International Culinary Center (founded as the French Culinary Institute) in New York City. She also trained in advanced cake design at New York's Institute for Culinary Education. Pacchiano now teaches at the County College of Morris in Randolph, NJ and serves as a Wilton method instructor, teaching all levels of cake decorating courses. She's a member of the International Cake Exploration Societe, Baker’s Dozen East at the Institute of Culinary Education, New York City and New Jersey Cake Decorators, NJ Confectionary Arts Guild, and Junior League of Morristown, NJ.

Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe

The tempered sweetness of this summery homemade dessert relies on in-season strawberries more than obscene amounts of sugar.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 16

Plum Almond Cake Recipe

Haute yet homey, this rustic Italian cake with its delicate crumb and pockets of jammy plum awesomeness will cause you to anticipate plum season like never, ever before.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 32

Beef Fajitas Recipe

Steak marinated in beer and spices, grilled to juicy magnificence, and piled atop lightly charred tortillas. Beats plain old ground beef tacos, eh?

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 4 H
  • 0

Easy Guacamole Recipe

Authentic as heck with its minimalistic approach that keeps ingredients to the essentials.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 6

Smoked Pork Shoulder Recipe

Smoked pork shoulder isn’t so much a food as it is a glimpse of nirvana. This soulful version has a simple yet memorable rub and no fussy brine.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 22 H
  • 4

Chickpea and Cavatelli Soup Recipe

An easy Italian soup that makes for a satisfying supper tossed together from pantry staples.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 45 M
  • 2

Cuban Beans and Rice Recipe

Beans and rice is a staple dish in many cultures. But it’s something sorta special in Cuba. Words can’t quite do it justice, actually.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H
  • 14 H
  • 2

Asparagus Risotto Recipe

An easy, light, spring-inspired riff on traditional risotto that still manages to maintain all the rich, indulgent, creamy goodness of the Italian classic.

  • Quick Glance
  • 40 M
  • 40 M
  • 0

Zucchini Risotto Recipe

Delicate, creamy, comforting, and surprisingly easy to make. In other words, risotto perfection.

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

Homemade Tartar Sauce Recipe

Commercial tartar sauce tends to be crammed full of sugar and corn syrup and preservatives. Not this little homemade lovely.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 22

Salmon Teriyaki Recipe

Teriyaki has become synonymous with an overly sweet and sticky sauce. That’s a shame. This easy salmon teriyaki recipe keeps things perfectly in balance.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 50 M
  • 0

Brodo di Pollo Recipe (Italian Chicken Soup)

Brodo di pollo is, in essence, Italian chicken soup. And it’s perhaps the most comforting sort of chicken noodle soup anywhere. Just ask any Italian. Made by nonnas everywhere.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 6

Roast Pork Loin with Apples and Onions

This roast pork loin with apples and onions and its caramelized sweetness and fall-apart tenderness is your new favorite recipe.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 36

Choucroute Garnie Recipe

Served in every beer hall in eastern France, choucroute garnie is essentially a gussied up hot dog and sauerkraut. To which we say, oui!

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 5 H, 15 M
  • 4
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