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.

Mahogany wings piled on a white rectangular platter, garnished with scallions and sesame seeds.

Mahogany Chicken Wings

Hold the mouth-searing heat, but keep the flavor with these marinated chicken wings. Plum, hoisin, and soy sauce provide sweet and spicy Asian flavors.

  • (1)
  • 20 M
  • 3 H
  • 4
A cast-iron skillet filled with a cooked sweet potato cornbread with two pats of butter on top and a dish of butter pats beside it.

Sweet Potato Cornbread

We could blather on and on about this surprising (and stealthy healthy) riff on a Southern classic that everyone is swearing is the best cornbread they’ve ever had.

  • (12)
  • 15 M
  • 50 M
  • 65
A tray of bacon, egg, and Cheddar scones

Bacon, Egg, and Cheddar Scones

“Where have you been all my life?” That’s a common refrain we’re hearing from those who’ve tasted these breakfast all-in-ones.

  • (3)
  • 10 M
  • 35 M
  • 7
A rimmed baking sheet with fish in parchment and a fish spatula resting beside it.

Fish in Parchment

Drama. Intrigue. Aroma. Ease. These, too, can be part of your weeknight routine with this simple, surprising tactic to cooking fish.

  • (1)
  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 3
Two individual servings of chocolate mouse in glass tumblers served on a small plate with a silver spoon resting beside.

Chocolate Mousse for One

This sophisticated chocolate fix draws on just three ingredients, comes together in minutes, and is satiating beyond belief.

  • (4)
  • 5 M
  • 20 M
  • 23
Two English crumpet on a white plate, each topped with a pat of butter.

English Crumpets

Crumpets with butter. How very English. And how very enticing according to everyone who’s tried this authentic homemade version.

  • (1)
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 2
Two waffle iron grilled cheese sandwiches on a wooden cutting board with a knife and a waffle iron nearby.

Waffle Iron Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Dust off that waffle iron. You’re going to want to make more than one of these supper-worthy sandwiches with crisped dimples and ooey, gooey interior. And no spattered stovetop to clean!

  • (1)
  • 5 M
  • 10 M
  • 16
Sticky pecan bits piled on a white platter.

Sticky Pecan Bites

These one-bite indulgences, mini-sticky rolls of sorts, are the fastest way we can think to get a caramel-y, buttery, nutty sticky bun fix. Are you in?

  • (2)
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 5