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.

Raspberry Framboise Jam Recipe

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
Moist Cornbread Recipe

Buttermilk Cornbread

“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
  • 8
Blueberry Frozen Yogurt Recipe

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
Blue Smoothie Recipe

Blueberry Kale Smoothie

Tastes like “bananas and blueberries and creamy icy summertime.” That’s what folks are saying about this spectacularly simple smoothie.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 0
Chicken-Apple Sausage Recipe

Chicken Apple Sausage

There’s an easy way to dance around the issue of Trader Joe’s chicken apple sausage recall. Just make your own.

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  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 6
Granola Bars Recipe

Cinnamon Granola Bars

We quite like these granola bars just as-is. But don’t let that stop you from adding your fave stir-ins to make them even more irresistible.

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
Leftover Pasta Frittata Recipe

Leftover Pasta Frittata

Got leftover spaghetti and some eggs? Then you’ve got supper. This recipe, from a chef at Chez Panisse, shows you how.

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  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 10
Brown Soda Bread Recipe

Brown Soda Bread

We guarantee you’re going to feel Irish when you sit down and savor a slice of this brown soda bread. Consider it your birthright.

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  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 2
Magic One Ingredient Ice Cream Recipe

Magic One Ingredient Ice Cream

This easy, cheap, weird, and truly magical one-ingredient ice cream calls for nothing but bananas and your food processor. Oh, and a spoon.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 12
Almond Milk Recipe

Homemade Almond Milk

There’s literally no comparison between homemade almond milk and store-bought almond milk. None. No way. Nuh uh. Nope.

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  • 15 M
  • 6 H, 15 M
  • 12
Momofuku Milk Bar's Compost Cookies Recipe

Compost Cookies®

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

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  • 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
  • 8
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