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.

Two oval loaves of filone on a wooden board.

Filone

Filone’s chewy crust and light, airy crumb make this everyday Italian bread a standout. Especially doable if it’s your first-time with sourdough bread baking.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 20 H
  • 0
Twelve Turkish borekitas sprinkled with sesame seeds on a piece of parchment.

Borekitas With Cheese Filling

Allow us to introduce you to borekitas. A staple in the eastern Mediterranean, these savory pastries put equal emphasis on pastry and cheese to what we consider divine effect.

  • (9)
  • 45 M
  • 2 H, 15 M
  • 29
A spice-rubbed whole Instant Pot rotisserie-style chicken on a sheet of parchment paper on a wooden board.

Instant Pot Rotisserie-Style Chicken

Can you roast a whole chicken in an Instant Pot? Well, yes. Kinda of. Is it “technically” roasted? No. Does it have a deliciously rotisserie-like flavor? You betcha.

  • (1)
  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 8
A classic grilled cheese sandwich--buttered grilled bread and oozing Cheddar cheese

Classic Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Just as cheesy and comforting as it was when you were six years old. And who couldn’t benefit from feeling like you’re six again and all is right with the world?

  • (2)
  • 5 M
  • 10 M
  • 6
A whole cooked wheat beer roasted chicken in a deep oval baking dish.

Beer Roasted Chicken

A crisp-skinned bird that’s inflected with orange and coriander for a very unique flair. And it comes together in a single pot, making it a cinch to prep as well as clean up afterward.

  • (2)
  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 8
Six one-bowl mocha brownies on wood

One-Bowl Mocha Brownies

If you’re going to splurge on brownies, you may as well, you know, SPLURGE on brownies. But not in terms of effort or expense. Just taste. These brownies handle it splendidly.

  • (2)
  • 10 M
  • 45 M
  • 6
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.

  • (3)
  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 14
Three square slices of meatball pizza on strips of parchment paper, with fresh Parmesan sprinkled overtop.

Meatball Pizza

The traditional Italian approach to pizza is one of restraint. We, uh, sort of took a few liberties with that. Okay. A lot of liberties. We don’t hear anyone complaining.

  • Quick Glance
  • 40 M
  • 3 H, 30 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
A white bowl of French lentil soup, topped with ribbons of chard.

French Lentil Soup

Hearty, healthy, comforting as heck, and it comes together in a single pot and makes ample leftovers to see you through the rest of the week.

  • Quick Glance
  • 40 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 0