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.

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.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 13
Tomatoes Provencal Recipe

Tomatoes Provençal

Is there anything as sweetly satisfying as heirloom tomatoes eaten raw over the sink? Probably not. But when you tire of that, there’s always this deeply satiating tactic.

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  • 10 M
  • 40 M
  • 12
Roasted Broccoli, Butter, Soy Sauce Recipe

Roasted Broccoli with Soy Sauce

A simple, quick, easy, cheap side that’s making kids as well as adults demand seconds. Yes, seconds. Of broccoli. You’re welcome.

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  • 20 M
  • 40 M
  • 0
Black Coffee Ice Cream Recipe

Black Coffee Ice Cream

Know how every once in a while you taste something that’s so insanely satiating that a single spoonful pretty much satisfies? Nah, neither do we. Pass the ice cream, please.

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  • 25 M
  • 35 M
  • 12
Apricot Tart Recipe

Apricot Tart

Sweet but not too sweet, this simple summer dessert is essentially the French take on fruit crumble. God, we love the French.

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  • 30 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 13
Squash Blossom Quesadillas Recipe

Squash Blossom Quesadillas

With one taste of these quesadillas, we sighed and said, “Okay, so THAT’S what you’re supposed to do with squash blossoms!”

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  • 10 M
  • 25 M
  • 2
Zucchini Salad Recipe

Shaved Zucchini Salad

A jumble of raw shaved vegetables that comes together easily, tastes magnificent, and doesn’t even require you to turn on the stove. Sounds like a summer staple to us.

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  • 15 M
  • 20 M
  • 0
Pan-Seared Fish Fillet Recipe

Pan Seared Fish Fillet

What’s for dinner? This lovely and easy pan seared fish fillet with lemon and butter that’s so darn delectable you’re going to completely forget it’s good for you.

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  • 10 M
  • 15 M
  • 0
Pina Colada Recipe

Pina Colada

This pina colada recipe is made with rum, cream of coconut, and pineapple, and couldn’t be easier. We also think it’s even better than the classic.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 0
Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe

Strawberry Ice Cream

The tempered sweetness of this summery homemade dessert relies on in-season strawberries more than obscene amounts of sugar.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 16
Plum Almond Cake Recipe

Plum Almond Cake

Haute yet homey, this rustic Italian cake with its delicate crumb and pockets of jammy plum awesomeness will cause you to anticipate plum season like never, ever before.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 35
Beef Fajitas Recipe

Beef Fajitas

Steak marinated in beer and spices, grilled to juicy magnificence, and piled atop lightly charred tortillas. Beats plain old ground beef tacos, eh?

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  • 45 M
  • 4 H
  • 0