Elsa M. Jacobson, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Elsa M. Jacobson has tested.

Magic One Ingredient Ice Cream Recipe

Magic One Ingredient Ice Cream

This easy, cheap, weird, and truly magical one-ingredient ice cream calls for nothing but bananas and your food processor. Oh, and a spoon.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 4
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich With Potato Chips Recipe

Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich With Potato Chips

This peanut butter and jelly sandwich with potato chips lends a little crunch to the classic PBJ. (Typed whilst licking our fingers.)

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 12
Compound Butter Recipe

Compound Butter

Nothing says “I love you” like sharing the magnificence of steak bathed in a puddle of melting butter. Consider it Cupid’s little helper.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 6
Parmesan Tater Tots Recipe

Parmesan Tater Tots

Frozen tater tots and Parmesan cheese. Seems so intuitive, doesn’t it? And yet it’s so wonderfully unexpected. Easy, kid-friendly, adult-appeasing.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 45 M
  • 0
Barbecue Pimento Cheese

Barbecue Pimento Cheese

Not all pimento cheese recipes are created equal. This one, with a touch of barbecue, definitely has an unfair advantage.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 2 H, 15 M
  • 0
Kasha Varnishkes Recipe

Kasha Varnishkes

Rumor has it that this kasha varnishkes recipe made the late Joan Rivers plotz. After tasting it, we can understand why this would be true.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 45 M
  • 2
Pumpkin Spice Syrup Recipe

Pumpkin Spice Syrup

Oh, the places you’ll go with this sweetly spicy pumpkin syrup. So long, Starbucks. DIY pumpkin spice latte, here we come!

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 30 M
  • 4
DIY Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe

DIY Pumpkin Pie Spice

Making your own pumpkin pie spice is as easy as dumping spices in a bowl and stirring them together. Also stays fresh and is cheap as heck.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 0
Frito Pie Recipe

Frito Pie

Rite of passage as well as rite of tailgating, Frito Pie is legendary. In case you’d forgotten about it, here’s proof.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 6
Honey Phyllo Crisps Recipe

Phyllo Crisps

We can imagine all manner of occasions where this easy, last-minute phyllo phenom would be welcome. Can’t you?

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 1 H
  • 4
White Bean Puree with Radicchio and Red Onions Recipe

White Bean Puree with Radicchio and Red Onions

It’s remarkable what you can do with a can of beans. Here it’s transformed into a pretty classy purée (aka poor man’s hummus).

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 25 M
  • 6
Yogurt, Feta, Olive Dip Recipe

Feta Dip

Looking for an excuse to invite folks over? Here it is. Less than 10 minutes from start to wipe-the-creamy-dip-from-your-lips finish.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 8
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