Leanne Abe, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Leanne Abe has tested.

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.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 24
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.

  • (5)
  • 30 M
  • 2 H, 45 M
  • 20
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
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.

  • (3)
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 19
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.

  • (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