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.

Pork Loin Roast Recipe with Paprika

This simple weeknight supper recipe requires only that you rub some spices on a hunk of pork, shove it in the oven, and not forget about it.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 12 H
  • 0

Spinach with Raisins and Pine Nuts Recipe

When prepared simply yet perfectly as here, this classic will leave a lasting effect on guests…not to mention lingering recipe requests.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 30 M
  • 0

Bayou Fried Shrimp Recipe

Say the word “bayou,” and we conjure romantic notions of swampy marshlands, banjo playing, and, natch, the best Cajun fried shrimp.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 1 H
  • 10

Endive Salad Recipe with Roquefort

This endive salad with Roquefort savvily juxtaposes sweet with bitter, crunchy with creamy, and pungent with comforting as heck.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 45 M
  • 4

Braised Brisket Recipe with Red Wine and Honey

Sweet and tangy and fall-apart tender. That’s what we think of this braised brisket that makes us go weak in the knees.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 5 H
  • 6

Farmer Cheese Recipe

This easy homemade farmer cheese is rich, creamy, and lovely, sorta like a poor man’s (or shall we say, lazy man’s) homemade ricotta.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 4

Barbecue Pimento Cheese Recipe

Not all pimento cheese recipes are created equal. This one, with a touch of barbecue, definitely has an unfair advantage.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 2 H, 15 M
  • 4

Creme Caramel Recipe

Similar to flan in its delicate texture, this classic creme caramel is as simple as it is sophisticated. You’d expect nothing less from the French, yes?

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 4

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
  • 20

Broccoli Rabe Pizza Recipe

We’re not saying broccoli rabe pizza is going to replace pepperoni. We’re merely suggesting it may, under certain circumstances, be an awesomely viable alternative.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 0

Cacio e Pepe Recipe

This crazy satisfying, ridiculously cheap, pantry-minded supper consists of just pasta, cheese, oil, salt, pepper, and a nifty technique.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 0

Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic Recipe

Made with lotsa garlic for flavor and potatoes for sustenance, this chicken with 40 cloves of garlic recipe rocks.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 8

Hershey's Chocolate Cake

Forever? Completely? Sounds like words used only in conjunction with things that inspire lasting love. Like this cake.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 55 M
  • 211

Fettuccine with Scallops Recipe

Whether you need a no-fail romantic dinner for two or an impressive dinner party for more, here’s how to pull it off.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 4
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