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.

Several jars of cilantro sauce and a few toasted bread rounds topped with the cilantro sauce on a wooden board.

Cilantro Sauce

Schmear this simple green sauce on anything and watch it disappear. And did we mention you can toss it together in minutes?

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 2
Two bowls of Instant Pot chicken gumbo in a metal tray with spoons, some cubes of bread, and chopped parsley sprinkled on top.

Instant Pot Chicken Gumbo

Comforting. Satiating. Easy. Authentic. One-pot. And adaptable for the slow cooker, pressure cooker, or stovetop. You’re welcome.

  • 30 M
  • 3 H, 30 M
  • 4
A carved turkey on a wooden cutting board.

How to Carve a Turkey

Here’s how to make Thanksgiving dinner as Rockwell-ian as possible. (Well, the turkey carving part, anyways. We can’t do anything about your family.)

A white oval serving plate partly filled with pasta alla Norma with a spoon resting on the plate.

Pasta alla Norma

We’ve tasted a lot of pasta alla Norma recipes in our day, and we gotta say, after trying this one, we’re calling it quits on our search for the perfect recipe. Because this is it.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 14
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.

  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 2
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 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