Adrienne Lee, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Adrienne Lee has tested.

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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 loaf of applesauce bread in a parchment-lined loaf pan

Applesauce Bread

Comfort finds us in unexpected ways. Thank goodness for that. And thank goodness for this not-too-sweet, subtly apple-y, kid-friendly quick bread.

  • (24)
  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 68
A muffin tin filled with pumpkin muffins in paper liners.

Pumpkin Muffins

The perfect answer for anyone who may feel a touch sheepish about indulging in pumpkin pie for breakfast.

  • (3)
  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 10
A small white bowl filled with homemade ketchup.

Homemade Ketchup

Our recipe for fabulous ketchup made at home. Oh yes, you can. And it’ll have a flavor unlike anything you can find at the store.

  • (2)
  • 30 M
  • 2 H
  • 39
Three avocado breakfast tacos with eggs, bacon, shallots, and chives with a bowl of salsa on the side.

Avocado Breakfast Tacos

Ditch your smoothie and instead indulge in these a.m. tacos loaded with cheesy scrambled eggs, avocado, and smoky chipotle salsa. #worthit

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 45 M
  • 0
Spicy Chex mix scattered on a baking sheet with a spoon lying in the middle.

Spicy Chex Mix

This is not the Chex mix of your childhood. This is something completely different. And its greatness simply must be experienced to be truly understood.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 25 M
  • 0
An almost empty jar of slow cooker apple butter with a spoon resting on the jar and smear of the apple butter beside it.

Slow Cooker Apple Butter

Things don’t get much simpler or more satisfying than apples, sugar, and spice coaxed to loveliness. A simple autumn staple made in a slow cooker.

  • (2)
  • 45 M
  • 10 H
  • 18
A glass jar filled with soft chocolate chip cookies.

Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

Because some things don’t change. Including the lure of old-fashioned, uncomplicated, chewy chocolate chip cookies with crisp edges and soft centers.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 2
Glasses filled with various flavors of frosé or frozen rosé on a wooden table.

Frosé ~ Frozen Rose

The eminently trendy, magnificently slushy cocktail doesn’t have to cost $15 a pour. Here’s how to make frosé at home.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 11 H
  • 2
A batch of Rose Levy Beranbaum's fudge brownies cut into 16 squares, with two missing and a knife resting beside.

Rose Levy Beranbaum’s Fudge Brownies

Dark chocolate-y, appropriately (and not too) rich, just sweet enough, and the entire surface blanketed with that coveted crackly surface. Let the love affair commence.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 6
A loaf of zucchini walnut bread on a wooden cutting board with two slices cut from it and a serrated knife resting beside it.

Walnut Zucchini Bread

Stealthy healthy. That’s how we think of things, such as this summer quick bread with whole-wheat flour and just a little honey, that are incredibly satisfying yet actually quite healthy.

  • (2)
  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 5 M
  • 4