Linda M., Recipe Tester

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

A loaf of braided challah bread on a baking sheet with a serrated knife.

Challah Bread

Rich, slightly sweet, and chewy in the best way, this Jewish challah is a stunner. Perfect for shabbat and Rosh Hashanah.

Squares of chocolate chip crisps on a sheet of parchment paper.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Crisps

Crisp as a cracker. Less sweet than a cookie. And certain to be safe from the kids as they have a distinct adult dark chocolate allure.

A slice of bread topped with egg salad without mayo n a white plate.

Egg Salad Without Mayo

Don’t let those leftover Easter eggs go to waste. This easy egg salad with caramelized onions is so lovely, you won’t even notice that there’s no mayo.

Cinnamon toast bars on a baking sheet with two slices on the side.

Cinnamon Toast Bars

Just like cinnamon toast. Except better. Your kids will worship you. So will your inner kid.

A brown and white pottery bowl filled with bucatini all'Amatriciana, topped with pecorino and parsley.

Bucatini all’Amatriciana

All’Amatriciana—go on, roll that “r” like they do in Italy—means a spicy pasta sauce of tomatoes and pancetta or bacon. Prego.

A cooked cherry tomato tart with a herbed crust on a red plate.

Cherry Tomato Tart

Got a ton of cherry tomatoes and a craving for a creamy, cheesy, gorgeous summer tart? Lucky for you, we have the perfect solution.

Five irregular shaped cheddar biscuits with golden edges, on a wooden cutting board.

Cheddar Biscuits

“Lovely.” “Perfectly light, fluffy, and irresistibly good.” “Easy peasy!” “Wow. Just wow.” That’s what folks are saying about these biscuits.

Grilled Pork Skewers with Peaches

Grilled Pork Skewers with Peaches

We just can’t get enough of this peachy, simple, skewer-y, summer salad of sorts that comes together in far less than an hour. Prep, grill, toss. You’re done.

Two smoked spareribs and a knife on a slab of stone

Smoked Spare Ribs

Authentic barbecue joint flavor from your own backyard. No smoker required. Actually, no smoking experience required, either.

A glass bottle filled with homemade lemonade syrup, a bowl of lemons, and two glasses on a wooden table.

Homemade Lemonade

Pucker up, cuz you’re going to want to sip the bejeebers out of this ridiculously easy, sweetly tart lemonade. Wowza.

Chocolate covered potato chips with sprinkles on the chocolate in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

Chocolate-Covered Potato Chips

Next time someone asks you to bring chips and dip, bring these. You just did the dipping at home. We swear you’ll hear no complaints.

Pieces of perfectly grilled fish made with the technique explained in 'how to grill fish', on a rimmed baking sheet with a metal spatula.

How To Grill Fish

Scared of fish? We understand. And actually, it’s not the fish that scares most folks, it’s not knowing how to cook said fish. Banish fears with these foolproof fixes.

A Cosmopolitan cocktail in a martini glass with a twist of orange peel floating in it.

Cosmopolitan

If ever a drink symbolized an era, the bright pink, citric Cosmopolitan SCREAMS the 1990s and then into the present.

Four veal cutlets in a white wine lemon sauce with lemon slices and capers in a skillet for veal piccata.

Veal Piccata

“Everyone loved it, including the kiddos.” “Quick and easy.” “Perfect.” “As good as any restaurant piccata I’ve ever had.” That’s what folks are saying about this recipe.

A vanilla cupcake decorated with white frosting and pink sprinkles on a red book.

Vanilla Cupcakes

These simple yet superlative little cakes are quite mind-blowing in their poundcake-like loveliness. Go on. See for yourself.

A rimmed baking sheet with rows of Southern buttermilk biscuits.

Southern Buttermilk Biscuits

“Spectacular.” “Sinful.” “Easy.” “Airy.” “Buttery.” “Lofty.” “Perfect.” That’s what folks are saying about these lovely buttermilk biscuits.

A log of lemon horseradish butter with three slices cut from in on a piece of wax paper with a knife beside it.

Lemon Horseradish Butter

Slather, schmear, and otherwise anoint all manner of things with this nifty flavored butter. Mmmm. Butter.

White plate with a maple pork chops, carrots, and beets with feta cheese

Maple Pork Chops

Expect a subtle sweetness from this pork chop sensation that comes together from pantry standbys. We suspect that, like us, you’re gonna wanna add it to your weeknight rotation.

A stack of buckwheat pancakes on a white plate with maple syrup drizzled over them.

Buckwheat Pancakes

If you didn’t already know that these light, fluffy, nutty buckwheat pancakes are good for you, we swear you wouldn’t guess it from the taste.