Leanne Abe, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Leanne Abe has tested.

A 16-layer red-eye devil's food cake--alternating layer of chocolate cake and chocolate frosting

Red Eye Devil’s Food Cake

A classic chocolate cake on caffeine, this impressive yet easy to assemble stack of chocolatey elegance takes its rounded chocolatey-ness from a cup of joe and its ample fudgy-ness fro ganache.

  • (4)
  • 50 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 36
A glass of green smooth and a second glass that is on its side with green smoothie poured out.

Green Smoothie

Close your eyes and we swear you’d never guess this sweet, banana-y smoothie is suffused with good-for-you greens.

  • (2)
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 17
A white plate with three prosciutto-Grana Padano gougeres with a glass of Prosecco in the background.

Prosciutto-Grana Padano 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.

  • (4)
  • 20 M
  • 45 M
  • 16
A wedge of tomato pie on a white plate with a fork in the background.

Tomato Pie

Dead-ripe tomatoes, herbs, Cheddar cheese, and mayo in a flaky pastry crust. Sorta like a tomato sandwich but in a savory warm pie incarnation. You’re welcome.

  • (3)
  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 8
Pork Chops with Vinegar and Sweet Peppers

Pork Chops with Vinegar and Sweet Peppers

One-skillet cooking is going to draw compliments galore for the way these pork chops turn tender and the tangy bell pepper pan sauce makes a terrific and tangy side.

  • (2)
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 6
A white oval serving platter topped with three skewers of chicken yakitori with honey sauce.

Chicken Yakitori with Honey Sauce

Japanese grilling at its sweetest–and simplest, with just a quick turn over the coals and a happy little sauce of soy, sake, honey, and ginger for dipping and drizzling.

  • (1)
  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 8
A deep baking dish lined with parchment and filled with baked ricotta

Baked Ricotta

Entertaining gets no simpler than this rich, creamy, indulgent, elegant cheese spread made from three ingredients. Tasting is believing. Go on.

  • (11)
  • 10 M
  • 35 M
  • 46
Six heart Linzer cookies being dusted with confectioners' sugar

Linzer Heart Cookies

Baking a batch of these hazelnut-inflected, raspberry-jamwiched linzers is nothing if not a testament to your heart most definitely being in the right place.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 3 H
  • 2
Five piles of different colored fresh pasta dough

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, in fact, lovely enough to cause you to weep. Here’s how to make it at home.

  • (16)
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 111
Therapeutic Drink to Ward Off Colds

Therapeutic Drink to Ward Off Colds

Forget Robitussin. This fragrant infusion not only makes a run to the pharmacy unnecessary, but it goes down with far, far more ease than that syrupy medicinal stuff.

  • (2)
  • 5 M
  • 15 M
  • 14
Slow Cooker Chicken Stock

Slow Cooker Chicken Stock

Making stock from scratch was never difficult. And it just became even easier thanks to this simple yet perfect slow cooker approach.

  • (5)
  • 15 M
  • 12 H
  • 37
A waxed paper bag filled with caramel popcorn

Caramel Popcorn

A baseball classic. Although our take on classic caramel corn is somewhat more delicate and buttery than the stale sort found at the ball park–and won’t last longer than an inning.

  • (1)
  • 20 M
  • 2 H, 20 M
  • 10
A glass full of chimichurri--an Argentine steak sauce--made with vinegar, olive oil, parsley, oregano, garlic, red pepper flakes

Chimichurri

Drizzle, douse, souse, or otherwise acquaint this emerald elixir with grilled steak, chicken, chops, seafood, or heck, anything.

  • (2)
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 13
A plate of zucchini slaw two ways with strips of zucchini, yellow summer squash, bell pepper and two dressings

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.

  • (6)
  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 18