Linda B., Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Linda B. has tested.

A skillet cheeseburger with arugula and a pile of fries on a white plate.

The Skillet Cheeseburger

There’s no scarcity of seductiveness in this Seattle-style redux of a classic cheeseburger. The secret’s in the super melty cambozola cheese and the slathering of bacon jam. (Bacon jam!)

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 20 M
  • 2
A zucchini cake with lemon and poppyseed topped with lemon frosting on a platter with half the cake cut into slices.

Zucchini Cake with Lemon and Poppyseeds

Nothing helps a vegetable go down without a struggle like a little sweetness. Come summer, we’re particularly fond of this old-fashioned—yet still fashionable—zucchini delivery system.

  • (2)
  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 17
A cooked apricot galette on a piece of parchment paper with a metal spatula beside it.

Apricot Galette

This rustic galette can be charmingly misshapen yet still loses none of its appeal—and is unspeakably easier to make than pie. And yet to guests it’s just as impressive. Pretty easy math.

  • (3)
  • 45 M
  • 2 H
  • 6
Almond and coconut granola scattered on a baking sheet with a spoon resting in the center.

Almond and Coconut Granola

An inspired take on a classic, this simple, sassy granola recipe is yours to follow to the letter or tweak to your (or your most picky family member’s) content.

  • (5)
  • 15 M
  • 55 M
  • 15
A mason jar filled with iced coffee, a straw, and a leftover coffee ice cube sticking out the top.

Leftover Coffee Ice Cubes

Got leftover coffee in that pot? Don’t toss it in the sink. Pour it into ice cube trays, freeze, and simple as that, no more watered down iced coffee EVER.

  • (2)
  • 1 M
  • 1 M
  • 6
A spoon resting in a dish of cornmeal drop-biscuit peach cobbler.

Peach Cobbler

“Magical.” “An 11 out of 10.” “The finest peach cobbler that I have ever, or will ever, eat.” “WOW!” That’s what folks are saying about this crazy easy peach cobbler.

  • (16)
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 64
Pieces of bayou fried shrimp in a paper towel-lined bowl.

Bayou Fried Shrimp

Say the word “bayou,” and we conjure romantic notions of swampy marshlands and, natch, Cajun fried shrimp.

  • (1)
  • 45 M
  • 1 H
  • 14
Three scoops of mango gelato in a bowl with a silver spoon and a whole mango beside it.

Mango Gelato

Got a mere 20 minutes? If so, you’ve got all it takes to merge the vibrant sweetness of mango with all the indulgence of gelato. 

  • (3)
  • 20 M
  • 55 M
  • 12
Easy Rhubarb Jam

Easy Rhubarb Jam

Preserves were never so pretty in pink—or so easy to make—as with this foolproof old-fashioned recipe that relies on just four ingredients and an occasional stir. No prior canning experience required. Swear.

  • (20)
  • 45 M
  • 2 H
  • 117
A homemade white pizza with salad, topped with Parmesan on a metal peel

White Pizza with Salad

Classic white pizza meets a tangle of tender spring greens. This is sooooooooo our kinda spring detox!

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 2