Linda McElroy, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Linda McElroy has tested.

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.

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  • 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
Patty Melt

Classic Patty Melt

A properly made patty melt is truly a magnificent thing. It’s essentially a melding of grilled cheese sandwich and burger with some sautéed onions slipped in for good measure.

  • (3)
  • 35 M
  • 35 M
  • 13
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
A metal container filled with pumpkin ice cream and a metal ice cream scoop resting inside.

Pumpkin Ice Cream

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

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 4
A platter with several crab cake burgers topped with tomato in a soft roll.

Crab Cake Burgers

Fresh crab necessitates only Old Bay and very little in way of other ingredients. That’s exactly what you’ll find here.

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  • 30 M
  • 45 M
  • 0