Linda B., Recipe Tester

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

Two pieces of almond biscotti on a stack of plates with a glass of coffee

Almond Biscotti

We find these unabashedly unconventional biscotti bewitching beyond belief. Different form. Same function. Far less fuss.

  • (8)
  • 20 M
  • 35 M
  • 21
Several palmiers on a wire rack.

Palmiers

These flaky French pastries are dainty, diminutive, and irresistible as can be (typed while licking the sugar from our fingers).

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 50 M
  • 2
A person folding quick puff pastry on a marble counter.

Quick Puff Pastry

What if we told you it’s actually quite quick, simple, and well worth the effort to make your very own rich, flaky puff pastry? Believe it.

  • (1)
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 8
A rimmed baking sheet with fish in parchment and a fish spatula resting beside it.

Fish in Parchment

Drama. Intrigue. Aroma. Ease. These, too, can be part of your weeknight routine with this simple, surprising tactic to cooking fish.

  • (1)
  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 3
Six one-bowl mocha brownies on wood

One-Bowl Mocha Brownies

If you’re going to splurge on brownies, you may as well, you know, SPLURGE on brownies. But not in terms of effort or expense. Just taste. These brownies handle it splendidly.

  • (2)
  • 10 M
  • 45 M
  • 6
A pile of Cajun fried chicken pieces.

Cajun Fried Chicken

Bathed in buttermilk and spiced ever so slightly, this Cajun fried hen is memorably moist, superlatively crisp, and gosh darn perfect through and through.

  • (5)
  • 35 M
  • 35 M
  • 27
Three koiugn amman--puff pastry coated with sugar--on white marble

Kouign Amann

Don’t worry, we can’t pronounce the name either. As if it matters, seeing as we’re too busy cramming the pastry into our pieholes to say anything.

  • (3)
  • 1 H
  • 6 H
  • 21
A pile of fancy fish sticks on a piece of parchment with a dollop of ketchup beside them.

Fancy Fish Sticks

We believe in feeding kids real foods. But when you think about it, how much more real does it get than fish and bread crumbs?

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 30 M
  • 8
Two glasses half-filled with Kentucky coffee and an open bottle of bourbon between them.

Kentucky Coffee

This bourbon-imbued after-dinner drink, a variation on classic Irish coffee, is guaranteed to make everything alright. Or at least seem it in the moment.

  • (1)
  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 4
A skillet filled with pan seared scallops cooked in butter

Pan Seared Scallops

Perhaps the easiest and most elegant dinner conceivable. Here’s how to cook your pricey (and worth every penny) sea scallops to perfection.

  • (14)
  • 10 M
  • 15 M
  • 47