Cindi Kruth, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Cindi Kruth has tested.

Cindi Kruth

Cindi Kruth’s culinary background is vast and varied. She became a home economist, managed a fast-food restaurant, and sold mayonnaise and peanut butter for a corporate conglomerate. She opened her first shop, a fruit basket and produce store, when she lived in NJ. After moving to CT, she worked at the Connecticut Culinary Institute, did private catering and taught cooking lessons, and again opened a shop, this time a little gourmet take-out place. The demands of retail didn’t mesh well with raising a family, so she left the food business for a few years to become a lawyer. That’s about when she stumbled upon David’s story of Thor, his stove, in Bon Appétit and shortly after became a tester. Now, being in regular contact with others who are doing the same has expanded her interests and her recipe collection.  And she even got her 1.5 seconds of fame on national TV when David mentioned her work on his renowned Orange Olive Oil Cake on the Today Show.

A bowl of spaghetti all'Aglio e Olio topped with olive oil and flakes of Parmesan cheese.

Spaghetti all’Aglio e Olio

This Italian classic is gonna bring ease to your everyday supper situation with its understated complexity and undeniable frugality.

  • (3)
  • 5 M
  • 20 M
  • 14
Sliced tomatoes with blueberries and crumbled feta scattered on top and a sprig of basil for garnish.

Blueberry and Tomato Salad

There’s a week or two midsummer when peak blueberry and tomato seasons overlap. You’ve been warned. Go.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 0
Three pieces of cornmeal crusted fried chicken on a white plate.

Cornmeal Crusted Fried Chicken

Tender, juicy meat. Shatteringly crisp skin. And made from ingredients we bet you already have in the house. You’re welcome.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
Bite-size bacon and cheese scones with smoked bacon and melted Asiago on top on a parchment-lined baking sheet

Bite-Size Bacon and Cheese Scones

Cute as a button, and not much bigger, these buttery, bacony scones are the most diminutive and darned good biscuits we’ve had in recent memory. Maybe ever.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 45 M
  • 31
A rectangular plate with six Chinese chicken lettuce wraps and a bowl of extra filling beside it.

Chinese Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Chicken, water chestnuts, and scallions take a bath in ginger and soy sauce before being wrapped with butter lettuce leaves. Did we mention on the table in 20 minutes?

  • (4)
  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 10
An oval plate with four pieces of Southern fried chicken wings.

Southern Fried Chicken Wings

Perfectly battered. Nicely seasoned. And easy as heck. That’s how we like our fried chicken wings, thank you very much. This recipe delivers all that.

  • (2)
  • 45 M
  • 1 H
  • 20
Four chocolate coconut macaroon pies, each resting on a striped cocktail napkin.

Chocolate Coconut Macaroon Pies

These lovelines are sorta like chocolate-dipped macaroons in reverse with their abundance of chocolate and modest coconut presence. And just 6 ingredients.

  • (2)
  • 20 M
  • 45 M
  • 26
A chipped ceramic dish filled with buttermilk drop biscuits nestled in a striped tea towel.

Buttermilk Drop Biscuits

“The best biscuits I’ve ever had!” is what we’re hearing from many, many, many folks who when they first try these easy no-rolling-required biscuits. Amen to that.

  • (3)
  • 15 M
  • 35 M
  • 13
Two girls sharing a chocolate cookie decorated with sprinkles.

Chocolate Cookies

Sometimes cookies are so amazing your instinct is to keep ’em all to yourself but you find yourself simply not being able to resist sharing them with loved ones. These are them.

  • (1)
  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 2