Linda B., Recipe Tester

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

Cajun Fried Chicken Recipe

Cajun Fried Chicken

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

  • 35 M
  • 35 M
  • 21
A square of polenta with layers of meat sauce on a plate with a fork, two glasses of wine

Polenta Cake with Meat Sauce

In this inspired Italian creation, traditional lasagna noodles are supplanted by polenta. Trust us, you’ll feel no guilt nor regret over forsaking custom.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 2 H
  • 12
Therapeutic Drink to Ward Off Colds Recipe

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.

  • 5 M
  • 15 M
  • 12
Kentucky Coffee Recipe

Kentucky Coffee

This bourbon-imbued after-dinner drink, a variation on classic Irish coffee, is guaranteed to make everything alright.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 2
Pistachio Shortbread Cookies Recipe

Pistachio Shortbread Cookies

Tender and crumbly like shortbread, yet subtly flavored and sweet like cookies, these beg the question, which are they?

  • 20 M
  • 45 M
  • 28
Baked Mushrooms, Broken Bread Recipe

Baked Mushrooms, Broken Bread

An effortless, elegant side that fancies up the form as well as the flavor of two enduring entertaining icons: the stuffed mushroom and Thanksgiving stuffing.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 14
Moroccan-Spiced Roast Chicken

Moroccan-Spiced Roast Chicken

What we adore most about roast chicken? The fix-it-and-forget-about-it-ness of it. That and the countless ways to fancy it up. Here, one of our fuss-free favorites.

  • 35 M
  • 1 H, 55 M
  • 19
Roasted Pumpkin with Parmesan

Roasted Pumpkin with Parmesan

Roasted pumpkin with Parmesan is simply roasted winter squash with a little bling in the form of Parmigiano-Reggiano. So simple. Even sorta sophisticated.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 0
Seared Scallops Recipe

Seared Scallops

Seared scallops are perhaps the easiest and most elegant dinner in existence. Here’s how to cook them.

  • 10 M
  • 20 M
  • 16
Soft-Boiled Eggs and Toast Recipe

Soft-Boiled Eggs and Toast

Ideal for lazy weekends as well as harried weekdays, these soft-boiled eggs are cooked to perfection in less than five minutes. You’re welcome.

  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 33
Grilled Greek Chicken Recipe

Grilled Greek Chicken

Fresh herbs, a squeeze of lemon, and a foolproof technique lend this grilled chicken its effusive Greek accent.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 55 M
  • 18
Striped Juice Pops Recipe

Striped Juice Pops

Magnificently sweet, outrageously vibrant, unconscionably healthful, and altogether lovely. That’s what we think of these juice pops. Dare you to guess the ingredients.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 6
Apricot Galette Recipe

Apricot Galette

This perfectly imperfect galette is unspeakably easier to make than pie. And yet to guests its equally impressive. Do the math.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 2 H
  • 0