Leanne Abe, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Leanne Abe has tested.

A slab of Katharine Hepburn brownies cut into 9 pieces, on parchment paper, with a knife nearby

Katharine Hepburn Brownies

Who knew Katharine Hepburn was as agile at baking as acting? These brownies make us think maybe she missed her true calling.

  • (25)
  • 10 M
  • 1 H
  • 69
A chili cheddar burger on a bun half with cheese sauce being poured over it.

Chili-Cheddar Burger

This compelling chili and Cheddar burger is what it is. No apologies. Simply wrap your hands around the messy spectacularness and settle in for the real deal.

  • (1)
  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 5
Szechuan spice-rubbed pork loin covered with ground Szechuan peppercorns, condiments on the side

Szechuan Spice-Rubbed Pork

For this embarrassingly easy roast, a tingling rub of Szechuan pepper, black pepper, and nutmeg (yes, nutmeg) coats pork butt before it’s roasted to tender incredibleness.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 7
Two Guiness floats with straws on a grey metal try with a few spoons lying beside them.

Guinness and Ice Cream Float

A marvie blend of bitter stout and sweet ice cream, this inspired adults-only rendition of an old-fashioned float just may take you by surprise.

  • (2)
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 14
One ultra-thin chocolate chunk cookie resting against a roll of wax paper.

Ultra-Thin Chocolate Chunk Cookies

A theatrical departure from the norm, these diaphanous beauties shatter dramatically as they deliver untold caramelized, bittersweet chocolate goodness.

  • (5)
  • 20 M
  • 45 M
  • 22
A chipped ceramic dish filled with buttermilk drop biscuits nestled in a striped tea towel.

Buttermilk Drop Biscuits

“The best biscuits I’ve ever had!” is what we’re hearing from many, many, many folks who when they first try these easy no-rolling-required biscuits. Amen to that.

  • (3)
  • 15 M
  • 35 M
  • 13
A partially sliced loaf of buttermilk sandwich bread on a wooden cutting board with a bread knife lying beside it.

Buttermilk Sandwich Bread

A fast-rising home-baked white sandwich loaf that tastes–dare we say it?–better than mom’s. Way better. And just wait ’til you toast it.

  • (1)
  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 30
A white bowl of turkey Cincinnati chili with a fork and spoon resting beside it.

Turkey Cincinnati Chili

Saucier and sassier and healthier than most, this Cincinnati chili is still plopped atop a pile of spaghetti and smothered with all sorts of goodness.

  • (7)
  • 30 M
  • 2 H, 45 M
  • 24
Two English crumpets, one with butter and jam, one with butter and marmalade, on a plate, with a cup of tea nearby

English Crumpets

Crumpets with butter and jam. How every British. We’ve never felt more English than the moment we made these.

  • (1)
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 2
White bowl with ziti and a pasta puttanesca sauce

Pasta Puttanesca

Just like the women for whom it’s named, this pasta puttanesca recipe is edgy, spicy, and more than a little sassy. Gets the job done in a hurry, too.

  • (1)
  • 5 M
  • 30 M
  • 11