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.

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

“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

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

Seriously, it’s so easy to make your own sausage. Insanely easy. And holy heck, does it taste phenomenal.

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  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 6

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
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