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.

Best Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

This best oatmeal cookie recipe is like the baking version of those Choose Your Own Adventure books, which means your cookies end up exactly the way you like them.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 27

Potatoes with Mexican Chorizo | Papas con Chorizo Recipe

Easy, authentic, and awesome any time of day, whether accompanied by steaming hot coffee or cold cerveza.

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  • 25 M
  • 50 M
  • 4

Banana Muffins Recipe

If something looks like banana bread and tastes like banana bread, chances are it’s banana bread. Unless it’s these cute little banana muffins riddled with chocolate.

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  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 0

Candied Spiced Nuts

Suffice it to say, these are the sweetly spiced nuts we’ll be setting out at cocktail parties and gifting this holiday season.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 2

Maple Walnut Squares

“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.

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  • 25 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 0

Banana Bread Muffins

“An absolute knockout!” “Wowzers!” “Incredibly moist.” “Just like banana bread.” That’s what folks are saying about this recipe.

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  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 2

Chai Spiced Whipped Cream

An incredibly easy and exquisitely spiced embellishment for everything from pumpkin pie to quick breads.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 2

Chili Cheese Fries

Dude food with demolish-the-entire-panful-while-standing-at-the-counter allure. Gentlemen, grab some napkins.

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 8

Big Chewy Brownie Cookies

“Everything I love about brownies. The fudgy center. The crisp edges. And that wondrous crinkly top.” That’s what folks are saying about these.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 4

Homemade Nut Butter

“Really super easy.” “So good, I made it twice.” “Pure joy.” That’s what folks are saying about this homemade nut butter recipe.

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 0

Southwestern Turkey Sliders

The number one complaint of folks who don’t like turkey burgers is dryness. Number two is blandness. This recipe is neither.

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  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 6

Raspberry Jam With Framboise

“Just the right balance of tangy and sweet.” “Easy to make.” “Not a big production.” “Perfect.” That’s what folks are saying about this.

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  • 45 M
  • 45 M
  • 4

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 cornbread.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 16

Blueberry Frozen Yogurt

No sugar. No creepy preservatives. Nothing but blueberries, plain yogurt, honey, lemon juice, purple smiles, and requests for seconds.

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  • 15 M
  • 3 H
  • 5
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