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.

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. Make them.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 2
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
  • 6
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
  • 4
Braised Artichokes Recipe

Braised Artichokes

Ever notice how folks who are drawn to artichokes tend to be evangelical about them? One taste of this, you’ll understand why.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 4
Watercress Soup Recipe

Watercress Soup

“What’s up?” you ask. We actually prefer “What’s sup?” as it more pointedly asks what lovely thing you’ve been supping as of late.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 5 M
  • 0
Turkey Meatball Soup Recipe

Turkey Meatball Soup

This outrageously satiating riff on Italian wedding soup swaps traditional beef and pork meatballs for turkey with the lilt of lemon.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 2
Southern Fried Catfish Recipe

Southern Fried Catfish

Even avowed seafood haters belly up to this crisp and delicate Southern fried catfish that’s plain and simple and perfect.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 0
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