Susan Bingaman, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Susan Bingaman has tested.

Susan Bingaman

Cooking has been a lifelong affliction for Susan Bingaman. It never occurred to her that other kids didn’t bake their own birthday treats, read cookbook like novels, and peruse the shelves at cooking stores instead of clothing stores at the mall. Needless to say, her friends were (and still are) always well fed. Encouraged to major in food science by her mother, Bingaman now spends her days in the test kitchen of a major Midwestern grocery chain. She started testing recipes for Leite's Culinaria in June 2004, never thinking it would lead to becoming part of the recipe testing team for David’s cookbook, The New Portuguese Table.

Cranberry Scones Recipe

Got leftover cranberries? Then you’ve got the fixings for these incredible scones that are balance tart berries with creamy white chocolate and knee-wobblingly flaky pastry.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 0

Sweet and Spicy Cranberry Relish Recipe

Made in minutes from just five ingredients, this cranberry relish belongs in your weeknight repertoire and not just on your Thanksgiving table. Did we mention it freezes beautifully?

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  • 20 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 2

Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe

So tantalizingly crisp at the edges, tender but not mushy at the center, and lovely through and through they’ll haunt you forever. (In a good way.)

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  • 10 M
  • 40 M
  • 2

Maple Walnut Squares Recipe

“Intensely maple-y.” “Amazing.“ “Much easier than making pie.” “A recipe I’ll make again and again.” That’s what folks are saying about these spectacularly sweet and gooey maple walnut bars.

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  • 25 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 0

Chicken Apple Sausage Recipe

Seriously, it’s so easy to make your own sausage. Insanely easy. And holy heck, does it taste phenomenal. No meat grinder required.

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  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 8

Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

Intoxicatingly aromatic browned butter and pumpkin spice coalesce with ooey, gooey, marshmallow, butter, and cereal to make these not-too-sweet treats all grown up.

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  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 2

How to Make Homemade Whole Grain Mustard

Easy. Inexpensive. No preservatives. Few ingredients. Ample uses. You may never go back to store-bought mustard.

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  • 10 M
  • 2 D
  • 8

Homemade Cashew Butter Recipe

Surprisingly easily. Unbelievably creamy. Even relatively inexpensive compared to store-bought cashew butter. Here’s how to make it at home.

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  • 10 M
  • 45 M
  • 4

How To Make Infused Water With Herbs (Or Anything!)

Why spend half your paycheck on pricey infused waters when you can make them at home? It’s easy, inexpensive, and lovely. Think of it as sorta like sangria without the wine.

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  • 5 M
  • 8 H, 5 M
  • 0

Pink Beer Recipe

Yes, pink beer. It’s a sweet party punch that’s shamelessly simple. If you’re familiar with the shandy, then you already have a sense of what it’s like. It may come as no surprise that pink beer drinkers have more fun.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 0

Shrub Recipe

You don’t have to be a hipster in Brooklyn to appreciate the latest retro cocktail craze. All you need are vinegar, sugar, fruit, a little patience, and a palate for the finer things in life.

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  • 15 M
  • 18 D
  • 4

S’mores Pie Recipe

“If I could make only one pie in my lifetime, this would be the one.” That’s what folks are saying about this conversation-stopping version of the campfire classic.

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  • 1 H
  • 2 H, 15 M
  • 7

Vanilla Wafer Banana Pudding Recipe

Not a lot has changed since you last had this after-school classic. It’s still easy. It’s still quick. And it’s still gosh darned comforting as heck.

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  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 8

Buttermilk Cornbread Recipe

“Heavenly.” “The best cornbread we’ve ever had.” “Like eating cake.” “Stop me before I make another!” That’s what folks are saying about this unconventional cornbread.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 22
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