Jessie Hagan, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Jessie Hagan has tested.

Jessie has been a proud Leite’s Culinaria Recipe Tester since July 2019. After earning a Business Degree in 2004 and then working in Hospitality IT for over 10 years, she pivoted to fully immerse herself in the culinary world. She’s worked for multiple clients testing and developing recipes. To amp up her culinary street cred, she enrolled in culinary school to pursue a degree in the Culinary Arts. Jessie currently works as a culinary copywriter and recipe developer and dabbles in food photography when she cooks something especially pretty. She lives in Frisco, Texas with her favorite guinea pigs . . . husband, Chris, and daughters Delaney and Eliza.

A wire rack with a blueberry coffee cake and 2 slices on it, glazed and with a spoon sitting beside it.

Blueberry Coffee Cake

Breakfast, snack, dessert–blueberry coffee cake does all that and more. Full of berries and topped with sweet glaze, you’re going to love it.

2 pottery bowls filled with keto chicken coconut soup, with spoons and a bowl of lime and cilantro.

Keto Chicken Coconut Soup

An Asian flavored soup that’s also pretty healthy and incredibly tasty. What else could you ask for? Dairy-free and full of mushrooms? It’s all here.

A spoon lifting a scoop of dessert from a double chocolate pots de creme.

Double Chocolate Pots de Creme

Luxury is two kinds of chocolate. One is a soft, cool custard; the other is dark, warm, and smooth. Rich and creamy, they’re exquisite.

A torn loaf of focaccia with herbs and salt and sprigs of rosemary, a knife, and a hunk of pecorino on the side.

Focaccia

Easier to shape than a boule, focaccia is the next bread you may want to master making at home. Just slice it and eat it as-is with its dimpled herb-flecked surface.

Halved slices of sourdough stacked on top of each other on a white and grey marble surface.

Sourdough Bread

Craving that characteristic crust and crumb of an artisanal loaf of sourdough? We have just the beginner’s recipe for you that’s a cinch to pull off at home. Swear.

A whole grilled beef tenderloin, partially sliced on a wooden cutting board with a knife, meat fork, and twine beside it.

Grilled Beef Tenderloin

“The most tender, buttery steak we’ve ever had.” “Utterly and perfectly indulgent!” “Amazing.” Just some of the accolades folks are heaping on this elegant grilled tenderloin.