Leanne Abe, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Leanne Abe has tested.

Homemade pasta dough in 4 colors, plain, squid ink, beet, and saffron on a white background.

Homemade Pasta Dough

Pasta made fresh according to Italian tradition is unspeakably more supple, satisfying, and gratifying than the dried-out store-bought stuff and will make your mouth water. Here’s how to make it at home.

A bowl filled with spaghetti carbonara, topped with freshly grated Parmesan.

Spaghetti Carbonara

This spaghetti carbonara recipe tosses pasta with eggs, cheese, guanciale, pancetta or bacon, and pepper to form a creamy sauce. Quick and easy.

A bacon and goat cheese tart lying on a sheet of parchment paper.

Bacon and Goat Cheese Tart

Forget the pan when you make this tart. The edges of the tart crust are folded around sweet caramelized onions, smoky bacon, and rich goat cheese.

A cast-iron skillet with 8 whole roasted onions with papery skins and creamy interiors.

Whole Roasted Onions

Plonk unpeeled onions on a baking sheet. Shove in oven. Come back later for achingly sweet, tender, mellow oniony goodness. Accept accolades. See how easy that was?

Close up of a pile of zucchini slaw with carrots, squash, and bell peppers, sprinkled with parsley. 2 forks in the background.

Zucchini Slaw Two Ways

Never give zucchini away again with these equally tempting yet uniquely different slaws. You get to choose—rich and creamy or tart and sweet.

Small white bowls with spoons, filled with apricot and blackberry compote, coered with dollops of sugared biscuit topping.

Apricot Blackberry Cobbler

Given this cobbler’s delicately sweet filling and crumbly, flaky topping, our search for the perfect cobbler ends here—and, we dare say, so will yours.

A jar of Armenian yogurt cheese balls in oil.

Armenian Yogurt Cheese Balls

For this Armenian dish, homemade yogurt cheese is made into balls and marinated in oil infused with garlic, dill, and Aleppo pepper.

A slice of peach cream tart garnished with a mint sprig on a white plate with a fork, and a glass of milk in the background.

Peach Cream Tart

In this Paula Deen tart, a shortbread cookie crust cradles a sweet sour-cream custard and peach slices. A spell in the oven makes everything irresistibly golden.

A white plate with three prosciutto-Grana Padano gougeres with a glass of Prosecco in the background.

Prosciutto-Cheese Gougères

Gilded with aged Grana Padano and Prosciutto, these little lovelies are the perfect crunchy, airy, salty little something to set out with cocktails. Then watch them disappear.

Belgian Liege waffles divided between plates with a pitcher of cream in the background.

Belgian Liege Waffles

American waffles have nothing over Belgium’s best. As gaufre gourmand Kimberley Lovato explains, you only think you know the real deal.

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.

Three pieces of bread topped with fava bean puree.

Fava Bean Puree

Few things say spring like the brilliant green of a fava bean. Here, a little help on how to harness these harbingers of warm weather.

A tray of twelve mini muffin financiers, each with two raspberries on top.

Mini-Muffin Financiers

Don’t let these delicate, diminutive cakes with the froufrou French name fool you. They’re a cinch to toss in the oven–and even easier to toss in the mouth.

A wooden bowl filled with lemon Israeli couscous with a serving spoon inside and some lemon halves in the background.

Lemon Israeli Couscous

These pearl-like couscous are cooked in chicken stock for extra flavor and tossed with peas, mint, parsley, and lemon zest. A simple, yet elegant, side dish.

A light-blue gravy boat filled with svelte green goddess dip

Svelte Green Goddess Dip

This evocatively named dip isn’t the same as the one of yore. It’s got the same sumptuous taste, the same creamy texture, the same luminous color, just not the same calorie count.