Anne Leslie, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Anne Leslie has tested.

An oval platter topped with spaghetti with raw tomatoes and a couple of spoons on the side.

Spaghetti with Raw Tomatoes

Summer at its simplest, not to mention its most splendid. Five minutes of effort yield a meal that rivals round-trip tickets to Italy.

A small bowl of cinnamon gelato with cinnamon sticks next to it on white marble surface.

Cinnamon Gelato

Cinnamon is the solo act in this sophisticated but simple gelato. Creamy, indulgent, and complex tasting, this gelato is sure to become a new favorite.

Three glass jars partially filled with pesto Genovese.

Pesto Genovese

A spoon-it-straight-from-the-jar-and-slather-it-on-everything sauce with the taste of tradition, the seduction of sophistication.

Eight mini hog dogs wrapped in puff pastry on a parchment lined baking sheet

Pigs in a Blanket

Without further ado or feigned guilt, allow us to reacquaint you with a long-lost childhood friend.

Slices of cider-basted venison with roasted potatoes and red cabbage on a yellow plate.

Cider-Basted Venison

What makes this recipe special is the venison is basted with an apple-cinnamon cider, giving the peppery character of the venison a deeply autumnal flavor.

Ham Hock and Split Pea Soup

Split Pea Soup with Ham Hock

A classic split pea soup gussied up with smoky ham hocks for a substantial supper. Can be made gratifyingly thick or pleasingly thin.