Olivia Bleitz, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Olivia Bleitz has tested.

Olivia Bleitz

Olivia Bleitz is a St. Louis native that has always loved food but struggled to boil water until her mid-twenties. She fell hard and fast for time in the kitchen: exploring new ingredients, cuisines, and loving the hunt for a particular ingredient or creating overly detailed multi-course menus. She has had the opportunity to further leverage her Type-A personality in the kitchen by helping to test recipes with Leite’s Culinaria and others for the past three years.

Coconut lime cookies drizzled with icing and garnished with lime zest on wax paper.

Coconut Lime Cookies

Think sugar cookie meets margarita. Or something like that. And just as difficult to stop at a single taste.

A Kentucky butter cake on a white plate with a slice cut from it on a plate in the background

Kentucky Butter Cake

This sweet, buttery Southern pound cake is infused with rum extract and topped with a buttery vanilla sauce. Thankfully, it makes a big cake because it’s nearly impossible to stop after just one slice.

A baking pan filled with baklava granola

Baklava Granola

Like baklava, this baklava granola is filled with nuts, honey, cinnamon, and spices. Imagine, baklava for breakfast!

Pieces of yogurt and spice marinated salmon on a piece of parchment on a baking sheet with cilantro, onion, and lime wedge garnishes on the side.

Yogurt and Spice Marinated Salmon

“11/10!!!” “Ridiculously fast! Ridiculously good!!” “Where has this recipe been my whole life!?” “The flavors, the simplicity.” That’s what we’re hearing about this quickie of a salmon supper.