Susan Bingaman, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Susan Bingaman has tested.

Susan Bingaman

Cooking has been a lifelong affliction for Susan Bingaman. It never occurred to her that other kids didn’t bake their own birthday treats, read cookbook like novels, and peruse the shelves at cooking stores instead of clothing stores at the mall. Needless to say, her friends were (and still are) always well fed. Encouraged to major in food science by her mother, Bingaman now spends her days in the test kitchen of a major Midwestern grocery chain. She started testing recipes for Leite's Culinaria in June 2004, never thinking it would lead to becoming part of the recipe testing team for David’s cookbook, The New Portuguese Table.

Best Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Best Oatmeal Cookies

These oatmeal cookies are like the baking version of those Choose Your Own Adventure books, which means your cookies end up exactly the way you like them.

  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 35
Three small turkey burgers with onions, parsley, avocado on a white plate

Southwestern Turkey Sliders

The number one complaint of folks who don’t like turkey burgers is dryness. Number two is blandness. This recipe is neither.

  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 6
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
Chocolate ganache being poured over a chocolate Bundt cake that is on a wire stand

Chocolate Bundt Cake

Chocolate Bundt cake is a homemade paean to the chocolate cakes of yesteryear but with a contemporary dark chocolate oomph that we think turns tradition upside down in the best possible way.

  • Quick Glance
  • 50 M
  • 2 H
  • 0
New York–Style Cheesecake

New York–Style Cheesecake

How do you define a true New York-style cheesecake? A sweetly crunchy graham cracker crust cushioning a rich, creamy, moan-inducing filling with a slightly lemony lilt. In other words, this recipe.

  • 20 M
  • 2 H
  • 24
Cacio e Pepe Recipe

Quick Cacio e Pepe

Dinner doesn’t get any easier or elegant than pasta tossed with butter, olive oil, Parmesan and pecorino Romano cheeses, and dusted with lots of black pepper.

  • 15 M
  • 35 M
  • 6
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
Hummus Recipe

Hummus

Let’s get clear about what hummus is and what it ain’t. Real hummus tastes like nothing but hummus. Not fancy. Just perfect.

  • 10 M
  • 1 H
  • 20
Sweet Tea Cocktail Recipe

Sweet Tea Cocktail

Sweet tea. Whiskey. Lemon juice. That’s all it takes to make a sassy summertime cocktail you’ll want to sip all afternoon long.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 6
Hot Dog on a Baguette Recipe

Hot Dog on a Baguette

Made with crusty French bread in place of squishy hot dog buns, this dog is reminiscent of what you’ll find on the streets of Paris.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 10 M
  • 14
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Recipe

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

A classic, perfected. (Yes, we know, you’ve been promised this before by others. But we mean it.)

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 1 D, 1 H
  • 29
Buttermilk Cornbread Recipe

Buttermilk Cornbread

“Heavenly.” “The best cornbread we’ve ever had.” “Like eating cake.” “Stop me before I make another!” That’s what folks are saying about this unconventional cornbread.

  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 41