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.

White bowl filled with salt and vinegar roasted potatoes topped with crumbled feta cheese and oregano

Salt and Vinegar Roasted Potatoes

If you like your fries with plenty of salt and malt vinegar, or if you’re a fool for all things pickled, or if you’ve ever demolished a bag of your fave salt-and-vinegar chips in less time than it takes to inhale, you need these in your life.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
A white plate with a messy sweet potato, kale, rice, and pecan salad

Sweet Potato, Kale, Rice And Pecan Salad

Ever thought salad was boring? Think again. We’re not ashamed to admit we did a faceplant in this lovely little number. We suspect we’re not the only ones.

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  • 40 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 0

Moroccan Mull

Essentially a tart pomegranate tonic that’s similar to mulled wine but, since it lacks booze and is definitely not overly sweet, can be enjoyed without any fear of over-indulgence. We’ll drink to that!

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  • 10 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
three plates filled with beef brisket tacos--braised beef brisket, Cotija cheese, napa cabbage, sour cream, red onions, and cilantro on charred corn tortillas

Shredded Beef Tacos

Not your typical tacos, these beauties comprise gently spiced braised brisket that’s smattered with cabbage, pickled red onion, Cotija cheese, lime, and cilantro. Not your typical tacos. And boy are we thankful for that.

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  • 1 H
  • 6 H
  • 0
The white plates with slices of maple pumpkin pie, each topped with a dollop of whipped cream

Maple Pumpkin Pie

Just about as traditional as tradition gets save for the slight plot twist of maple syrup.

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  • 45 M
  • 2 H, 10 M
  • 2
A crock filled with shiitake barley soup--mushroom, leeks, miso, ginger, scallions, nori seaweed

Shiitake Mushroom Barley Soup

What makes this shiitake barley soup so satisfying? It’s Easy, fast, and eminently slurpable. That and it’s intensely umami-like flavors.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 1
A woman whisking a roasting pan of classic turkey gravy

Classic Turkey Gravy

Everyone needs a classic, foolproof, go-to classic turkey gravy recipe. This is it. And all it takes is pan juices or drippings from your turkey, stock, butter, and flour. And a lot less time and effort than you’d imagine.

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  • 10 M
  • 20 M
  • 0
Casserole dish of cubes of homemade cornbread sausage dressing, with pork sausage, onion, celery, and spices

Homemade Cornbread Sausage Dressing

This dressing is pretty much Thanksgiving personified. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it any day of the year. Trust us. One taste and you’re not gonna want to wait 365 days before you have it again.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 D
  • 0
A platter of shish taouk or Middle Eastern grilled chicken and thighs slathered with a pomegranate-tamarind sauce

Shish Taouk | Middle Eastern Grilled Chicken

Spectacularly exotic yet still surprisingly familiar. That’s what folks are saying about this shish taouk or middle Eastern grilled chicken with sumac and a tart pomegranate-tamarind sauce.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 0
A yellow pot with 3-ingredient macaroni and cheese--elbow macaroni, cream, Cheddar cheese

3 Ingredient Macaroni and Cheese

Mac and cheese doesn’t get any easier than this 3 ingredient macaroni and cheese that’s done in 20 minutes. Kids! Dinner!

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  • 10 M
  • 20 M
  • 0
A bowl of chicken soup with dumplings, topped with fennel fronds, along with red pot and bowls

Chicken Soup with Dumplings

A cross between classic Jewish dumpling soup and Italian la minestra, this lovely little fusion number is gonna upend your notion of chicken soup in the best possible way.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 0
Four bowls of curried crab corn chowder, filled with crab, corn, and a curried broth, on bread and spoons nearby

Curried Crab Corn Chowder

An Indian-inspired riff on a classic that melds crab, sweet corn, and potatoes in a curry-spiked coconut milk broth, resulting in a luxuriously rich yet surprisingly light bisque.

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  • 30 M
  • 45 M
  • 0
Apple Cider Caramels

Apple Cider Caramels

The 8th wonder of the world? These insanely satiating caramels made simply with apple cider, sugar, and spice.

  • 25 M
  • 4 H
  • 2