Linda McElroy, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Linda McElroy has tested.

How to Grill Asparagus

How to Grill Asparagus

Never again curse as your pricey spears of asparagus fall between the grill rack into oblivion. All you need is this simple trick.

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  • 10 M
  • 20 M
  • 0
A bowl of pork tinga--pork stewed with tomatoes and chipotle peppers, along with bowls of lemon, sour cream, cilantro, cheese on a table

Pork Tinga

We’re hearing a lot about how easy and insanely delicious this classic Mexican pork stew is. And how loved ones are clamoring to leftovers to work the next day. Sounds like a keeper to us.

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  • 1 H
  • 3 H
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A small reck crock of easy chicken liver pate, nearby a baguette and and a hunk of bread smeared with pate

Easy Chicken Liver Pâté

Satiny smooth and ridiculously rich, this elegant spread is begging to be schmeared on rustic white bread and accompanied by a glass of riesling, whether as an impressive hors d’oeuvres or a simple winter supper.

  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 4
A kale and Brussels Sprouts Salad tossed with a honey-mustard dressing and topped with parmesan cheese and sweet-spicy nuts

Kale and Brussels Sprouts Salad

Roasted Brussels sprouts? Been there. Kale chips? Done that. This raw winter salad comprised of two still-trendy superfoods is like experiencing them for the first time.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
White bowl filled with salt and vinegar roasted potatoes topped with crumbled feta cheese and oregano

Salt and Vinegar Roasted Potatoes

If you like your fries with plenty of salt and malt vinegar, or if you’re a fool for all things pickled, or if you’ve ever demolished a bag of your fave salt-and-vinegar chips in less time than it takes to inhale, you need these in your life.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
A yellow bowl of cowboy caviar--black-eyed peas, corn, red onion, tomato, red and yellow pepper by Dorie Greenspan

Cowboy Caviar Salad

Eating healthy was never so easy—or mingled so nicely with tortilla chips and beer.

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  • 30 M
  • 30 M
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Blackberry Ice Cream

Blackberry Ice Cream

So exquisite it’s making folks say “This recipe is a 10.” and “Perfect.” and “Gloriously smooth.” and “Very rich.” and “The looks on my family’s faces said it all. Translation goes something like, ‘Oh my god, what is this?!'”

  • 30 M
  • 1 M
  • 12
Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

This small batch of everyone’s fave spring preserves has got it all—taste, texture, ease, and lord oh lord, that intoxicating fragrance of strawberries and rhubarb. No prior canning experience required.

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  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
A cast-iron cooking dish filled with roasted lamb shoulder and orange halves, topped with cinnamon sticks

Slow Roasted Lamb

This slow roasted lamb shoulder coaxes the meat to fall-apart tenderness in the oven while infusing it with the pervasive aroma and flavor of orange, chile, and honey.

  • 30 M
  • 11 H
  • 8
Cherry Tomato Confit

Cherry Tomato Confit

This cherry tomato confit is sweet and easy and a lovely way of preserving summer. Here’s how to make it.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 2
Marinated Steak

Korean Style Steak

Dust that snow off the grill. This Korean style marinade comes together from pantry staples and takes just minutes to work its magic. Lucky you.

  • 15 M
  • 35 M
  • 10
Spiced Pumpkin Ice Cream

Pumpkin Ice Cream

The pumpkin spice everything craze has left some of us less than enthusiastic about pumpkin spice anything. Until this.

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  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 2