Deb Lynch, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Deb Lynch has tested.

Deb Lynch

Deb began honing her culinary skills at her grandmother’s elbow making homemade noodles, doughnuts and cakes. The love of all things food continued and after college she landed her dream job working on product development, food ingredients and a slew of other experiences with the Pillsbury Doughboy and Jolly Green Giant. She combines her love of travel with searching out cooking schools around the world where she has been known to take classes in languages she doesn’t speak but finds food to be a universal language.

Deb runs a Cooking School in Central Florida and volunteers as a Cooking Instructor with the University of Minnesota Extension. Buttery Brioche is the recipe that brought Deb to Leite’s Culinaria and continues to be a favorite, as well as Instant Pot Pork Pozole, Blueberry Muffins with Sugar Topping, Dry-fried Green Beans, and Slow-Cooker Indian Style Chicken.

A rectangular metal cake pan with a large amount of pistachio buttercream frosting, swirled with a knife laying across it.

Pistachio Buttercream Frosting

An exquisitely flavored and heavenly textured frosting–light, silky, buttery, and full of pistachio nuttiness. Perfection on a cake. Or a spoon.

A white plate with four long slices of banana, covered in melted sugar and rum sauce, with a scoop of ice cream and a spoon.

Bananas Foster

We bet you’ve always wanted to try your hand at this lush dessert, if you haven’t already. It might even be easier to pull off than you think.

Three crab cakes with ritz crackers on a metal tray with a small bowl of lemon butter, lemon wedges, and dill sprigs nearby.

Crab Cakes with Ritz Crackers

Plump little bits of crab and not much else, these morsels are better than typical crab cakes. A crisp crust and a buttery lemon sauce are all it takes to make dinner perfect.

A bowl filled with sweet tea brined fried chicken with a bottle of Cholula hot sauce in the background and a plate of more fried chicken.

Sweet Tea Brined Fried Chicken

Crisp fried chicken and cool sweet tea. A combination of the South’s two fave things in which a 24-hour marinade subtly suffuses the chicken with the summeriness of tea and lemon.

A skillet filled with shrimp with chorizo and toasted bread slices on the side.

Shrimp with Chorizo

What did our discerning testers say about this recipe? “Wildy satisfying.” “Zesty.” “Quick and tasty.” “A marriage made in heaven.” “A stunning nosh.” And they should know.

A white plate full of dry fried green beans with crumbled pork and a pair of chopsticks on the side.

Dry-Fried Green Beans

Your fave Sichuan restaurant meal at home. Finally. Time to experience the beauty of wok cooking delivering levels of intense flavor in just a few minutes.

A rectangular dish filled with curry chicken pot pie and topped with puff pastry.

Curry Chicken Pot Pie

East meets west when warming Indian spices collide with traditional chicken pot pie. Guaranteed to leave you feeling sated and sublime.