Linda M., Recipe Tester

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

Prosecco being added to a Prosecco and Aperol cocktail, with two partially filled glasses behind it.

Prosecco and Aperol Cocktail

Bitter. Sweet. Floral. Herbal. Citrusy. Elegant. Classic. Fizzy. Magical in all ways. That’s what folks are saying about this lovely little cocktail. Cin cin.

  • (1)
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 12
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.

  • (4)
  • 10 M
  • 15 M
  • 27
A slather of chocolate topped with chopped roasted peanuts on parchment

Classic English Toffee

Almonds and dark chocolate or peanuts and milk chocolate? Can’t go wrong either way with this classic Christmas candy.

  • (1)
  • 45 M
  • 2 H
  • 2
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.

  • (1)
  • 50 M
  • 2 H, 20 M
  • 31
Confetti Cookies

Confetti Cookies

Cloudy with a chance of sprinkles. That’s our forecast for anyone who wishes to recreate the sugar cookies of their childhood.

  • (3)
  • 25 M
  • 3 H, 30 M
  • 6
A white bowl filled with spaghetti topped with bread crumbs and a chunk of pecorino beside the bowl.

Spaghetti with Bread Crumbs

Bet you’ve already got everything you need for this frugal pantry pasta. All you need now is 15 minutes to pull it together.

  • (1)
  • 10 M
  • 20 M
  • 12
A white bowl filled with French vanilla ice cream with a blue spoon resting beside.

French Vanilla Ice Cream

For vanilla ice cream purists, nothing competes with a recipe that relies on just the essentials: milk, sugar, vanilla bean, eggs, and cream.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 0
A glass of cold brew coffee with a French press and jar of cream in the background.

How To Make Cold Brew Coffee

The perfect cold brew coffee relies on exactly the right ratio of coffee grounds to water. And just a little patience. We can help you with the former.

  • (1)
  • 10 M
  • 1 D
  • 17
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.

  • (10)
  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 84
A tumbler half-filled with homemade Irish cream and an ice cube, and a bottle of cream in the background

Irish Cream

DIY Baileys, baby. All you need is cream, coffee, whiskey, sugar, and a taste for the good things in life.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 25 M
  • 4
A stack of easy gingerbread pancakes topped with bacon, maple syrup, and creme fraiche in a white bowl.

Easy Gingerbread Pancakes

This easy gingerbread pancakes recipe is easy to make with sugar, spice, lemon zest, and maple syrup. Perfect for Christmas.

  • (1)
  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 2