The Test Kitchen

Honorary Crew

This group of Blue Ribbon-winning Just A Pinch Members, prepare and taste the many delicious recipes posted by YOU. They submit stand-out recipes to the Test Kitchen for a Blue Ribbon.

Learn how you can become an Honorary Kitchen Crew Member.

Donna Graffagnino

This fab cook and busy mom prefers her cooking on the savory Southern side. She won us over with her Chicken & Andouille Gumbo, a Finalist in the Sporty Snack Showdown!

Natalie Loop

This gal is as charming as she is talented! A Runner-Up in the Creative Cooking For Kids Contest she is 100% All-Star in our book.

Stacey Lawson

This talented home cook has earned the title of Finalist in not one but TWO Just A Pinch recipe contests: Creative Cooking For Kids and Sporty Snack Showdown - Anything Goes!


Want to try one of the Kitchen Crew's all-time favorite desserts? Look no further than Frozen Peanut Butter Pie. We have SK to thank for this stand-out recipe... which was also a Finalist in the Just A Pinch Creative Cooking For Kids Contest

Aleta Hepp

You'll go crazy for Aleta's Crazy Crust Pizza! We sure did... In fact, it qualified Aleta as a Runner-Up in the Just A Pinch Creative Cooking For Kids Contest!

Linda Dalton

Sweet and sassy just like her fabulous recipes, Linda brought both her quick wit and her A-game to the 2012 World Food Championships. She made a repeat appearance in 2013. Try her Panko Coated Falafel and Greek Salad Pitas for a taste of this cook's talents! Or take a look at her Grilled Pineapple and Bacon Blue Cheese Bruschetta. While she can't compete, it earned her a spot at the 2015 World Food Championships.

Merry Graham

A serious competitor who also knows how to have serious fun, Merry was an invaluable presence at the 2012 World Food Championships, where she made us proud competing with her recipe for Cherry Sesame Noodles with Lemon-Hoison Sauce.

Debbie Reid

This hard-working home cook has seeming unfailing positivity and creative flare... a true Food Champ! One bite of her fabulous Black Bean Chili and you'll know just what we mean. Her South of the Border Mac and Cheese recipe won her a chance to go to the World Food Championships for 2013! Debbie will be back at the 2015 competition competing in the Fresh category with her fabulous Scallops with Zucchini & Sun-dried Tomato Linguine.

Veronica Callaghan

Tinga Hamburguesas with Cotija-lime Slaw?! Yes, please! Veronica wowed us with this super creative recipe, a well-deserving Finalist in the Just A Pinch World Food Championships Contest.

Jamie Brown-Miller

It was Jamie's Bacon Brie Burger that first made us stand up and take notice of this lovely cook's true talents. Decadent and delicious, the recipe won her a chance to compete in the World Food Championships AND a permanent spot in our burger-loving hearts.

Geoffry Le Cher

We've come to know Geoffry for his delectable Southwestern dishes, but his kitchen skills run the gamut of cooking styles. So much so, in fact, that he's among those qualifying for the World Food Championships!

carmell childs

Carmell's wonderful Spicy Salmon Sandwich earned her rave reviews from the Kitchen Crew, a Blue RIbbon AND an invite to compete in the Sammie category at the World Food Championships. Talk about a good dish, huh?!

Penelope Malcolm

This is one talented Georgia Peach! Penelope takes her cooking seriously and was a stand-out, hard-working cook at the 2012 World Food Championships. Be sure to try her amazing BBQ Sauce at your next cookout!

Lindsey Cook

This vivacious young talent turns out recipes that are not to be missed! A World Food Champ, Lindsey impressed us all with her ample skill and qualifying dish, Biscuits & Gravy Burgers.

Sena Wilson

Texas through and through, Sena won an invite to the 2012 World Food Championships for her aptly named Texas Chili. Yum!

Susan Magness

This talented home cook has placed in the Finals for two, count 'em TWO, Just A Pinch contests! She's one to watch... and her recipes are definitely ones to try.

Jason Summers

This man loves his barbecue. And you know what, WE love his barbecue, too! He's a busy dad, an expert griller, and a Runner-Up in the Just A Pinch World Food Championships Contest. Quite the combo!

Kelly Williams

Kelly's recipes never seem to fail. She has long been sharing her delicious creations, and the hungry home cooks of the world (like us) are forever grateful. This New Jersey gal has a style all her own, and Championship worthy Buffalo Wing Hoagies not to be missed!