Jackie Gorman, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Jackie Gorman has tested.

Jackie Gorman

Some people eat to live. Others live to eat. Jackie Gorman is definitely in the latter group. She’s always thinking about her next meal (isn’t everyone?!), and she’s easily transported to another time and place just by thinking about what she ate and where. She’s a self-proclaimed food addict who’s not at all interested in a 12-step program to break her of her addiction. She liked our seared sea scallops recipe so much the first time she made it, she made it again the next night. Her other favorites include the Black Coffee BBQ Rub and Barbecue Sauce recipes which she uses on ribs. Jackie has been a recipe tester for Leite’s Culinaria since 2010.

A loaf of cranberry orange pecan bread in the background with a halved slice from it in front

Cranberry Orange Pecan Bread

This cranberry orange pecan bread is an enticing balance of tart and sweet in a fetching cake-like delivery system. Quite tempting at all times, though especially come November.

  • (12)
  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 55
A person stirring flour into the basic pan gravy with a wooden spoon on a rimmed baking sheet.

Basic Pan Gravy

Great gravy doesn’t just happen by chance. Here’s how it does happen. And with no fuss. No mess. No lumps. Just easy, foolproof, soul-satisfying gravy.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 11

Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

Easy. Economical. On the table in 45 minutes. And essentially pork wrapped in more pork and roasted until crisp outside and juicily tender inside. Comfort food for when you need it.

  • (2)
  • 35 M
  • 45 M
  • 12
A white plate filled with masala shrimp, with lime wedges on the side, and gives sprinkled over, to garnish.

Masala Shrimp

“Masala” essentially means “spiced.” A fitting title for these exquisitely spiced shrimp…though it fails to also capture just how divinely easily they come together.

  • (1)
  • 15 M
  • 20 M
  • 2
Four ancho pork and potato tacos topped with cubed pork and potatoes, sliced radish, sour cream, and cilantro.

Ancho Pork and Potato Tacos

Short on time but long on taco craving? These ancho pork and potato tacos take little fuss and even less time yet make a satisfying solution.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 45 M
  • 0
A ball of semolina pizza dough on a floured surface.

Semolina Pizza Dough

A little semolina goes a looooong way in lending this dough an easy-to-knead workability and a surprisingly tooth-sinking texture. That’s right. Tooth-sinking.

  • (7)
  • 20 M
  • 2 H, 15 M
  • 52
A wooden spoon spreading simple pizza sauce on a round of pizza dough.

Simple Pizza Sauce

Yes, homemade pizza sauce can be so silken, so simple, so toss-out-every-other-jarred-sauce satiating.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 4
Four roast chicken thighs with lemon in a cast-iron skillet set on a wooden board with a meat fork resting beside it.

Roast Chicken Thighs with Lemon

Shatteringly crisp skin. Tender, juicy meat. And pan juices you’re gonna wanna sop up or soak up rather than let a drop go to waste.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 40 M
  • 0