Linda McElroy, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Linda McElroy has tested.

A patty melt sandwich filled with ground beef, caramelized onions and cheese.

Classic Patty Melt

A properly made patty melt is a hot mess that demands all your attention and a lotta napkins. Sorta as if a grilled cheese and hamburger had a love child.

  • (3)
  • 35 M
  • 35 M
  • 13
Seven sourdough bagels topped with poppy seeds.

Sourdough Bagels

The pleasing smack of sourdough was seemingly made to be melded with the awesomely chewy denseness of bagels. And it’s SO much easier than you’d expect!

  • (1)
  • 40 M
  • 10 H
  • 2
Two jars of pickled shrimp on a wooden cutting board.

Pickled Shrimp

A Southern classic, pickled shrimp are subtly flavored with herbs and spices in a nuanced way. So much so you’ll be wondering where these have been your entire life.

  • Quick Glance
  • 35 M
  • 8 H, 40 M
  • 0
A cook demonstrating how to grill asparagus with several rafts of asparagus spears connected with wooden skewers.

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.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 20 M
  • 0
A bluebarb pie with one slice missing and two forks resting beside the pie.

Bluebarb Pie

Tart rhubarb collides with sweet blueberries to create some serious summer pie envy among strawberry rhubarb loyalists.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 3 H
  • 8
Five jars of jam, two apricot and three strawberry rhubarb jam, with some wildflowers.

Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

A small-batch jam from the famed Sarabeth’s Bakery that takes just half an hour of (barely any) effort. And there’s no proper canning required. Simply stash it in the fridge.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 2
A rhubarb brown sugar pie cut into 7 wedges with one slice missing.

Rhubarb Brown Sugar Pie

Dare we say this is better than your mom’s rhubarb pie? We dare. This lovely rendition flaunts a lovely custard filling with sweet-tart rhubarb atop an impossibly buttery and flaky crust.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H
  • 3 H
  • 8
A tied whole roasted leg of lamb with a crispy garlic crust on a metal baking sheet.

Red Wine Garlic Roasted Leg of Lamb

Perfection. That’s the type of response we’re having to this crazy tender, exceptionally tasty roast leg of lamb marinated in true Mediterranean fashion.

  • Quick Glance
  • 50 M
  • 4 H, 35 M
  • 0
A white bowl filled with Tennessee shrimp and grits, topped with a sprig of parsley.

Tennessee Shrimp and Grits

Classic shrimp and grits gets a Tennessee facelift with the addition of tomatoes, tomato paste, thyme, and a splash of Worcestershire.

  • (1)
  • 1 H
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 5
Korean-style sloppy joes made with shredded beef, topped with pickled red onion on a hamburger bun resting on a piece of parchment.

Korean-Style Sloppy Joes

Gochujang-spiced shredded beef topped with tangy pickled red onions. Easily one of the best things we’ve eaten in recent memory.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H
  • 4 H, 30 M
  • 0