Angie Zoobkoff, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Angie Zoobkoff has tested.

Angie Zoobkoff

Angie Zoobkoff has always been happiest when she’s in the kitchen. Encouraged to cook at an early age by both of her parents, Angie spent many weekends as a child in the kitchen, dreaming up and preparing elaborate meals for her family. Years later, Angie spends her days puttering outside during the very short Canadian summer on her acreage outside Calgary, Alberta, where she built her dream garden and greenhouse. She also spends a lot of time happily recipe testing for Leite’s Culinaria, much to the delight of her husband and two children and anyone else who happens to stop by.

Two loaves of Hungarian coffee cake, one partially sliced to show swirled pattern inside.

Hungarian Coffee Cake

“Moist and rich and not too sweet and airy.” “Delicious, indulgent, adult- and kid-pleasing.” “Perfect.” That’s what folks are saying about this.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 4 H
  • 4
A whole roasted pork loin on a blue oval platter with halved onions and rosemary scattered around it, and a bowl of grape chutney on the side.

Roasted Pork Loin

What we consider an ideal roasted pork dinner for fall. Simple. Spectacular. Stunning. Enough said.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 1 D
  • 0
Nine chocolate coconut banana muffins in paper wrappers.

Banana Muffins

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.

  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 16
A white bowl filled with carrot ginger soup, with a spoon resting inside and a plate of carrots beside it.

Carrot Ginger Soup

Easy, healthy, simple, vegan, and done in an hour. And, most importantly, absolutely scrumptious.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
A white enamel pot filled with turkey meatball soup.

Turkey Meatball Soup

This outrageously satiating riff on Italian wedding soup swaps traditional beef and pork meatballs for healthier ones made with turkey along with the lilt of lemon.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 4
A metal platter holding five grilled portobello mushrooms, topped with garlic rosemary butter.

Grilled Portobello Mushrooms

These grilled portobello mushrooms are topped with butter, garlic, rosemary, and soy sauce for an incredible and indescribable umami savoriness.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
A white bowl filled with orzo with roasted vegetables, pine nuts, and fresh basil, and a wooden spoon.

Orzo with Roasted Vegetables

Essentially a dinner-worthy, clean-out-the-fridge pasta salad that’s impossibly simple to throw together yet stunningly impressive.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 50 M
  • 0
A small bowl of lemon wedges and two white bowls of deep purple summer borscht with a dollop or sour cream and sprinkling of chives in each.

Summer Borscht

An easy and elegant version of the traditional Russian winter soup that’s refreshing (and healthy) as heck.

  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 6
A giant skillet cinnamon roll in a black cast iron pan half cover with cream cheese icing

Skillet Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon rolls just got even better thanks to crisp, golden edges that come from being baked in a classic cast iron skillet. Make a single ginormous roll or more modest individual rolls.

  • 45 M
  • 7 H, 35 M
  • 6
A s'mores cake on a white cake stand topped with toasted marshmallows and graham crumbs.

S’mores Cake

A campfire classic elevated to dinner party status. And we’re not just talking appearance.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 3 H, 30 M
  • 0
Four deep-fried kimchi arancini on paper towels with a bowl of gochujang sour cream in the background.

Kimchi Arancini

Leftover Korean-style fried rice with an inner melty, cheesy gooeyness that’s pretty much guaranteed to bring you happiness. No matter what else is going on in your life.

  • Quick Glance
  • 35 M
  • 40 M
  • 0
Pieces of grilled chicken with balsamic vinaigrette cooking on a grill, being turned with a pair of tongs.

Grilled Rosemary-Garlic Chicken

Folks are calling this grilled chicken thighs with arugula salad “wonderful” and “perfectly balanced” and “restaurant quality.” Sorta enticing, yes?

  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 4
Three pretzel rolls on a piece of parchment.

Pretzel Rolls

You’re gonna be astounded at just how easy pretzel rolls are to make at home. And yes, they taste like the real authentic German deal.

  • 30 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 10