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.

Granola Bars Recipe

Cinnamon Granola Bars

We quite like these cinnamon granola bars as is. But that didn’t keep us from playing around a little 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
  • 10
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.

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  • 20 M
  • 11 H, 30 M
  • 8
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.

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  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 14
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.

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  • 5 M
  • 10 M
  • 8
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.

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  • 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.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 12
First Prize Pies Cookbook

Graham Cracker Crust

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

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  • 10 M
  • 35 M
  • 6
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