Allison J., Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Allison J. has tested.

Mexican Spaghetti Recipe | Sopa Seca de Fideo

This Mexican spaghetti, or sopa seca de fideo, is mindblowingly seductive and authentic as heck. Translated literally, it means “dry soup with noodles,” and it’s soooo much better than it sounds.

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  • 1 H
  • 1 H
  • 2

Steel-Cut Oats with Rhubarb Applesauce Recipe

Our latest and greatest incentive to get out of bed in the morning. Sweet, tangy, pale pink applesauce made with rhubarb is going to rock your bowl of breakfast oats.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 2

Chili Buns Recipe

Chili buns are a traditional Appalachian thing and they’re essentially hot dog buns slathered with the easiest chili you’ve ever made. Add a hot dog and slaw and you’ve got its kissing cousin, the slaw dog.

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  • 25 M
  • 30 M
  • 4

Slow Cooker Beef Chili Recipe

This slow cooker beef chili is easy as can be to make, satisfying beyond words to taste. Just dump all the familiar chili ingredients in a crockpot. Dinner is done.

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  • 25 M
  • 5 H, 20 M
  • 2

Brown Rice and Quinoa Porridge Recipe

This may sound rather frighteningly hippie. We understand. Rest assured it’s actually a lovely oatmeal alternative that works magnificently with your most tried-and-true hot cereal stir-ins and sprinkle-ons.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 2

Easy Cincinnati Chili

Regardless of whether you’re from Cincinnati or have ever experienced Cincinnati chili, you’ve gotta try this recipe. Trust us.

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 13

Spaghetti with Bread Crumbs

Bet you’ve already got everything you need for this frugal pantry pasta. All you need now is 15 minutes to pull it together.

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  • 10 M
  • 20 M
  • 12

Lemon Meltaway Cookies

Lovely and delicate, these shortbread cookies with a lemony lilt have a crunch that gives way to sweet, sweet nothingness.

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 4

Chocolate Bourbon-Spiked Banana Bread Recipe

No matter what its title, this little life-changer of a recipe isn’t quite Mommom’s, er, your grandma’s banana bread. It’s better.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 33

Quick Blender Hollandaise

This quickie hollandaise has all the luxuriant loveliness of the classic sauce yet comes together in just five minutes. Ideal for entertaining. Or the unabashedly lazy.

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  • 5 M
  • 15 M
  • 8

Congo Bars

Better known as seven layer bars, this bewitching stack of graham cracker crumbs, sweetened condensed milk, chocolate, coconut, and nuts just may exceed your childhood memories.

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  • 10 M
  • 40 M
  • 22

Open-Face Egg Sandwich

We know. You already have an egg salad sandwich recipe. But trust us, it’s nothing like this one, which is whoppingly old school in taste, blissfully healthful in every other way.

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  • 10 M
  • 25 M
  • 8

Hog Island Grilled Cheese

This much-ballyhooed ‘wich from Hog Island Oyster Bar in San Francisco is stuffed with fromage blanc, Gruyère, Cheddar, and Havarti. Talk about the stuff romance is made from…

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  • 10 M
  • 30 M
  • 8
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