Linda Pacchiano, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Linda Pacchiano has tested.

Linda Pacchiano

Linda Pacchiano has been a Leite’s Culinaria tester since December 2006. After graduating with a degree in foreign languages and international business from Georgetown, she pursued culinary and pastry arts at the International Culinary Center (founded as the French Culinary Institute) in New York City. She also trained in advanced cake design at New York's Institute for Culinary Education. Pacchiano now teaches at the County College of Morris in Randolph, NJ and serves as a Wilton method instructor, teaching all levels of cake decorating courses. She's a member of the International Cake Exploration Societe, Baker’s Dozen East at the Institute of Culinary Education, New York City and New Jersey Cake Decorators, NJ Confectionary Arts Guild, and Junior League of Morristown, NJ.

A skillet with three pieces of pan fried fish and lemon slices

Pan Fried Fish

Pan fried fish has never been as easy or as enticing as these perfectly cooked fillets with crisp skin. Easy and on the table in minutes.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 0
Chinese Chicken Salad

Chinese Chicken Salad

Chinese chicken salad is just like those salads you get at the restaurants with the oranges and cashews and the lovely balance of crunchy and tender and sweet and savory.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H
  • 1 H
  • 0
Cauliflower Rice Recipe

Cauliflower Rice

Yes, we know the difference between cauliflower and rice. But we still like this subtle, sneaky, eat-your-veggies trick.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 15 M
  • 0
A skillet filled with black olives in an infusion of herbs and lemon and orange peel

Herb Infused Black Olives

Easy yet elegant. That’s what we want in a cocktail party nosh. These lovely olives are exactly that and are certain to earn you accolades.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 25 M
  • 0
Candied Spiced Nuts Recipe

Candied Spiced Nuts

These candied nuts are sweet and spicy and the sorta thing that friends demolish in minutes at cocktail parties and holiday gatherings yet talk about for months afterward.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 2
St. Germain Cocktail Recipe

St. Germain Cocktail

St. Germain, sparkling wine, and soda water. Lightly effervescent, slightly inebriating, and thoroughly enjoyable.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 0
Pine Nut Brittle Recipe

Pine Nut Brittle

Crunchy, sweet, salty, buttery, and nutty all in one bite. And it comes together in just 30 minutes, which makes it quite practical to toss together batch after batch, especially if, like us, you get a little carried away with sampling.

  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 2
Pistachio Shortbread Cookies Recipe

Pistachio Shortbread Cookies

Tender and crumbly like shortbread, yet subtly flavored and sweet like cookies, these beg the question, which are they?

  • 20 M
  • 45 M
  • 28
Butternut Squash Gratin

Butternut Squash Gratin

“Beautiful.” “Delicious.” “Easy.” “Comforting.” “One of the best things I’ve EVER made.” That’s what folks are saying about this recipe.

  • 25 M
  • 50 M
  • 4
Brussels Sprouts Gratin

Brussels Sprouts Gratin

What’s not to love about Brussels sprouts–yes, Brussels sprouts–when they’re buried beneath nutty, buttery Gruyère? Nothing. Nothing at all.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 40 M
  • 4
Seared Scallops Recipe

Seared Scallops

Seared scallops are perhaps the easiest and most elegant dinner in existence. Here’s how to cook them.

  • 10 M
  • 20 M
  • 16
Chicken-Apple Sausage Recipe

Chicken Apple Sausage

Seriously, it’s so easy to make your own sausage. Insanely easy. And holy heck, does it taste phenomenal. No meat grinder required.

  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 15