Adrienne Lee, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Adrienne Lee has tested.

Adrienne Lee has been a Leite’s Culinaria tester since 2006. She graduated from MIT, worked as an electronic engineer for Xerox and then received a doctorate in cognitive psychology/science from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She worked as an assistant/associate professor at New Mexico State University. During the period starting in graduate school, she began taking courses in cooking and baking and finally received a pastry certificate from the Culinary School of the Rockies where she worked as a pastry instructor for several years. She has done stages at various businesses, and provided baked goods to be sold at a business for several years, a charity event, and a large food convention; at the same time, she was a recipe tester for Delicious Living Magazine until 2018.

A square piece of homemade snickers bar on a piece of parchment.

Homemade Snickers Bars

Know what really satisfies? Making your own gooey, peanutty, caramel-y, milk chocolate-y Snickers candy bars at home.

  • (5)
  • 25 M
  • 2 H
  • 33
Two slices of oatmeal cake on plates

Oatmeal Cake

Oatmeal cake, to us, is synonymous with breakfast, seeing as there’s wholesome oatmeal beneath all that coconut and old-fashioned boiled frosting.

  • (2)
  • 50 M
  • 1 H, 50 M
  • 5
A white baking dish with a piece of patterned parchment and 15 squares of coconut blondies.

Coconut Blondies

Sweet! Gooey! Easy! Yum! Those are just a few of the lovely things we’re hearing about these coconutty blonde beauties. Taste for yourself.

  • (1)
  • 15 M
  • 35 M
  • 17
Several lemon madeleines next to a madeleine pan and a bowl of lemon glaze nearby.

Lemon Madeleines

Let’s dispense with all the talk about Proust and time and just revel in these lemony little lovelies, shall we?

  • (2)
  • 25 M
  • 3 H, 30 M
  • 10
A cut loaf of lemon-poppy seed cake on a white background

Citrus Poppy Seed Cake

A harmony of sweet citrus notes nudges the classic lemon poppy seed cake in a less one-dimensional direction here. We may even be thinking of this as a 5D cake.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 0
A glazed lemon pull-apart coffee cake on a wooden board with a spoon and jar of glaze beside it.

Lemon Pull-Apart Coffee Cake

“Absolutely the best thing I’ve put in my mouth in a long time!” That’s what we’re hearing about this buttery, citrusy, playfully easy-to-eat coffee cake. We’re not arguing with that sentiment.

  • (20)
  • 1 H
  • 3 H, 45 M
  • 88
A whole sour cream coffee cake with a wedge cut from it.

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Stunning enough for special occasions. Easy enough for weekday breakfasts. Marvelous enough to make you want it every damn day.

  • (6)
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 26
A white bowl filled with Provençale fish soup with a spoon resting inside.

Provençale Fish Soup

A simple fish stew that’s elegant yet effortless in that maddening French manner. (You know how French women just toss that scarf and it looks so elegant? Like that.)

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 5 M
  • 0
A pile of diamond-shaped biscochitos in a wooden bowl.

Biscochitos

Yes, lard. In a cookie. The rendered pig fat lends the biscochitos their trademark flaky texture. The truth lies in the taste. Swear.

  • (4)
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 14