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.

Four small jars of blueberry jam, one is half gone with a spoon in it.

Small Batch Blueberry Jam

Sometimes, you just want to make a few little jars of preserves without all the fuss of a day-long canning ordeal. We hear that—here’s the perfect place to start.

Two pieces of buttered toast, one with strawberry jam, on a white plate.

Small Batch Strawberry Jam

Here’s a recipe for a small batch of strawberry jam, without all the fuss of traditional canning. Ready in less than an hour, with all the lush taste of peak strawberry season.

A person scooping a spoonful of mac and cheese with beer from a casserole dish.

Mac and Cheese With Beer

Cheesy noodles, with a crunchy crust of spicy cracker crumbs, are a step up from the same old mac ‘n cheese you’ve been relying on.

A cherry clafouti in a red dish with cherry dish towels

Cherry Clafouti

A simple, old-style French dessert that’s as easy to toss together as it is to tie a scarf.

A grey ceramic bowl filled with baked mac and cheese with bread crumbs

Baked Mac and Cheese With Bread Crumbs

Because nothing says love like cheesy pasta magnificence. This baked mac ‘n cheese, with Colby, Cheddar, and crisp, buttery bread crumbs can be made ahead of time, too.

Three burger buns topped with sesame seeds on a wooden surface.

Burger Buns

Beautiful burger buns. Were ever three words joined in such harmony? There are a lot more lovely things to be said about these pillowy specimens of bread awesomeness.

A slab of dulce de leche brownies, with five brownies cut from the end.

Dulce de Leche Brownies

Because fudge brownies just aren’t indulgent enough, we added an outrageously lovely swirl of caramel sauce. You’re welcome.

Four scoops of blueberry frozen yogurt in a wooden bowl with a spoon resting beside it.

Blueberry Frozen Yogurt

No sugar. No creepy preservatives. Nothing but blueberries, plain yogurt, honey, lemon juice, purple smiles, and requests for seconds.