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.

Hot Dog on a Baguette Recipe

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.

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  • 5 M
  • 10 M
  • 14

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

A classic, perfected. (Yes, we know, you’ve been promised this before by others. But we mean it.)

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  • 15 M
  • 1 D, 1 H
  • 29

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.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 32

Barbecue Pickles Recipe

Yep. Barbecue pickles. They’re essentially just store-bought dill slices doused with hot sauce, garlic, and cayenne pepper. Wait’ll you try them.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 6

North Carolina Vinegar Barbecue Sauce Recipe

A little tangy and not too sweet, this North Carolina style barbecue sauce is juuuuuuuuuust right.

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  • 5 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 5

Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie Recipe

Perhaps the sneakiest way ever to get kids–of all ages–to slurp something relatively nutritious for breakfast.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 0

Chili Cheese Fries Recipe

Honest grub with demolish-the-entire-panful-while-standing-at-the-counter allure. Grab some napkins.

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 8

Homemade Yellow Mustard Recipe

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

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  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 26

Molletes Recipe

We may not know how to pronounce this insanely satiating comfort food fix, though we’ve certainly mastered tucking into it.

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  • 5 M
  • 15 M
  • 6

Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

These scalloped potatoes are creamy easy cheesy side dish awesomeness. As welcome on weeknights as it is on holidays.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 5 M
  • 2

Candied Spiced Nuts Recipe

These candied nuts are sweet and spicy and the sorta thing that friends demolish in minutes at cocktail parties and holiday gatherings yet talk about for months afterward.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 2

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
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