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 spoonful of black coffee ice cream on the tip of a silver spoon.

Black Coffee Ice Cream

Know how every once in a while you taste something that’s so insanely satiating that a single spoonful pretty much satisfies? Nah, neither do we. Pass this ice cream, please.

A glass bowl filled with dumpling dipping sauce with pieces of scallion and cilantro floating in it and scattered around the jar.

Dumpling Dipping Sauce

When you want something with more flavor than just soy sauce, let this dipping sauce liven up anything Asian-inspired. Grilled veg, seafood, potstickers, it’s all good.

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Two halves of a tuna salad sandwich stacked on top of each other with some sliced pickles on the side on a white oval plate.

Tuna Salad Sandwich

Tuna fish sandwiches can be made with so many variations that there’s a version for everyone. Hank Shaw walks you through a few of his faves.

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A rectangular pepperoni pan pizza on a rimmed baking sheet.

Pepperoni Pan Pizza

Made with the simplest, freshest tomato sauce ever, two types of mozzarella, and everyone’s favorite topping. And it’s made on a plain old baking sheet. No fancy pizza stone required.

A brown dish filled with paprika mayonnaise with a spoon on the side.

Paprika Mayonnaise

When you’re in the mood for something with more vigor than regular mayo, give this a try. All the good stuff in it will make you want to slather it on everything.

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A bowl filled with basic polenta next to a mug of tea, a cloth, and a spoon resting on the side of the bowl.

Basic Polenta

The perfect base for so many dishes, Italian or otherwise. Sprinkle with cheese, top with sauce or meat, drizzle with honey or maple syrup, let it cool and fry it…shall we go on?

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Tuscan Bean Soup

A classic Italian vegetable soup that just happens to be loaded with so-called super foods such as kale. Seems Nonna’s known what’s best all along.

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Steak sandwich pieces side-by-side and stacked on top of each other on a wooden table.

Steak Sandwich

Seared steak. Caramelized onions. Warm ciabatta. Sounds like something we’re not going to want to share. (And yes, this works perfectly with that leftover steak you have in the fridge.)

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A white dish partially filled with blueberry crumble, with a spoon resting on top and a colander filled with blueberries beside it.

Blueberry Crumble

Need to bring something to a backyard bash when all you want is mad crazy gratitude and an empty dish to take home? This blueberry crumble with a crumbly oatmeal cookie topping is your answer.

A stack of flour tortillas with bacon fat on a cast-iron skillet.

Flour Tortillas With Bacon Fat

Soft. Supple. Ever so slightly smoky. And frugal thanks to grandma’s trick of saving the fat from breakfast bacon. One taste and you’ll understand our obsession.