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.

Pink Beer Recipe

Yes, pink beer. It’s a sweet party punch that’s shamelessly simple. If you’re familiar with the shandy, then you already have a sense of what it’s like. It may come as no surprise that pink beer drinkers have more fun.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 0

Shrub Recipe

You don’t have to be a hipster in Brooklyn to appreciate the latest retro cocktail craze. All you need are vinegar, sugar, fruit, a little patience, and a palate for the finer things in life.

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  • 15 M
  • 18 D
  • 4

S’mores Pie Recipe

“If I could make only one pie in my lifetime, this would be the one.” That’s what folks are saying about this conversation-stopping version of the campfire classic.

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  • 1 H
  • 2 H, 15 M
  • 7

Vanilla Wafer Banana Pudding Recipe

Not a lot has changed since you last had this after-school classic. It’s still easy. It’s still quick. And it’s still gosh darned comforting as heck.

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  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 6

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
  • 22

Lettuce Soup Recipe

Never has an overabundance of garden lettuces and herbs been so easily remedied—or made so memorable—as this soup.

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  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 0

Fried Egg Sandwich Recipe

Bread. Cheese. Egg. Hot sauce. Five bucks says you’ve got the makings for this easy and oozy sandwich waiting in your kitchen.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 12

White Pizza Recipe

We find this lovely, albeit subtly flavored, little number to be one of the simpler pleasures in life. We think you’ll concur.

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  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 18

S’mores Brownies Recipe

Campfire cooking’s got nothing on this savvy, sassy, retro dessert that comes together in the comfort of your kitchen.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 18

Michelada Recipe

The customary morning-after equivalent of a Bloody Mary in Mexico—except this is lighter, less tomato-y, and all around lovelier.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 10

Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Sauce Recipe

This sweetly spicy little number wooed us from our very first spoonful, banishing bottled barbecue sauce forever from our pantries.

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 2

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
  • 29

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
  • 2
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