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.

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.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 10
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.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 2
Apricot Tart Recipe

Apricot Tart | Tarte Crumble aux Abricots

Sweet but not too sweet, this simple summer dessert is the French version of le crumble. God, we love the French.

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  • 30 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 11
Tomato-Rubbed Bread | Pa Amb Tomàquet Recipe

Tomato-Rubbed Bread | Pa Amb Tomàquet

Bread rubbed with tomato, drizzled with olive oil, and sprinkled with sea salt. Pa amb tomàquet. Also known as yum.

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  • 10 M
  • 15 M
  • 6
Borekitas Recipe

Borekitas

A staple in the eastern Mediterranean, these little pastries put equal emphasis on pastry and cheese to divine effect.

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  • 45 M
  • 2 H, 15 M
  • 21
Rosé Sangria Recipe

Rosé Sangria

This swanky sangria relies on a pretty pink rosé and some seriously stunning summer fruits for its sassy and savvy look and taste.

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  • 15 M
  • 4 H, 15 M
  • 4
Roast Pork Tacos Recipe

Pork Tacos

Almost as good as cramming tacos from a street cart in your piehole late at night with pork juice dripping from your elbow.

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  • 25 M
  • 9 H
  • 2
Squash Blossom Quesadillas

Squash Blossom Quesadillas

With one taste of these quesadillas, we sighed and said, “Oh! So THAT’S what you’re supposed to do with squash blossoms!”

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  • 10 M
  • 25 M
  • 0
French Dressing Recipe

Lemon Vinaigrette

Stylish on any salad, this versatile little number is a staple in every discerning cook’s recipe wardrobe.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 0
Seared Scallops Recipe

Seared Scallops

Knee-wobblingly golden on the outside. Lusciously wobbly inside. Gordon Ramsay would be so proud.

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  • 20 M
  • 30 M
  • 6
Cosmopolitan Cocktail Recipe

Cosmopolitan

If ever a drink symbolized an era, the bright pink, citric Cosmopolitan screams the 1990s. Ah, the good old days.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 18
Vanilla Cupcakes Recipe

Vanilla Cupcakes

These simple yet superlative little cakes are quite mind-blowing in their poundcake-like loveliness. Go on. See for yourself.

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