Susan Bingaman, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Susan Bingaman has tested.

Susan Bingaman

Cooking has been a life-long affliction. It never occurred to Susan that other girls 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. Her mother was the one who encouraged her to major in food science, and now she spends in her days in the test kitchen of a major Midwestern grocery store chain testing recipes and checking up on private label products. In June 2004, Susan started testing recipes for Leite’s Culinaria. She signed up hoping it would save her sanity never thinking it would lead to her being a part of the recipe-testing team for David’s cookbook, The New Portuguese Table.

Momofuku Milk Bar's Compost Cookies Recipe

Compost Cookies®

Don’t knock this till you try it’s buttery, potato chip-y, chocolate-y, coffee-y goodness. Trust us on this.

  • Quick Glance
  • 35 M
  • 2 H
  • 2
Homemade Sandwich Bread Recipe

Homemade Sandwich Bread

Okay, breadbaking virgins, here’s the loaf for you. Nothing fancy, just flour, water, yeast, and salt.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 11 H, 30 M
  • 4
Homemade Yellow Mustard Recipe

Homemade Yellow Mustard

Why make your own mustard? Uh. Because you can. Duh. As if that’s not reason enough, this recipe is all natural, with no sugar.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 10
Hot Dog on a Baguette Recipe

Hot Dog on a Baguette

Made with crusty French bread in place of squishy hot dog buns, this dog is reminiscent of what you’ll find on the streets of Paris.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 10 M
  • 6
Sweet Tea Cocktail Recipe

Sweet Tea Cocktail

Hmmm. Sweet tea. Whiskey. Lemon juice. Sounds like a sassy summertime take on a hot toddy to us.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 6
Campfire S'mores Brownies Recipe

S’mores Brownies

Campfire cooking’s got nothing on this savvy, sassy, retro dessert that comes together in the comfort of your own home.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 10
First Prize Pies Cookbook

Graham Cracker Crust

Crushed graham crackers. Melted butter. Slippery fingertips pressing said ingredients into a pie plate. Brings back memories.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 35 M
  • 6
S'Mores Pie Recipe

S’mores Pie

“If I could make only one pie in my lifetime, this would be the one.” That’s what folks are saying about this pie. Yep.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H
  • 2 H, 15 M
  • 0
Hummus Recipe

Hummus

Let’s get clear about what hummus is and what it ain’t. Real hummus tastes like nothing but hummus. Not fancy. Just perfect.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 1 H
  • 14
Best Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Best Oatmeal Cookies

Hope you’re not the indecisive sort, ’cause this oatmeal cookie recipe requires some decisions. Let the baking hijinks begin.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 25
Bucatini all’Amatriciana Recipe

Bucatini all’Amatriciana

All’Amatriciana—go on, roll that “r” like they do in Italy—means a spicy pasta sauce of tomatoes and pancetta or bacon. Prego.

  • Quick Glance
  • 35 M
  • 1 H
  • 2
Irish Soda Bread with Walnuts Recipe

Irish Soda Bread

A sweet nuttiness, a dense crumb, a crunchy crust, and bags more flavor than normal bread. Whatcha waiting for?

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 15
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