Elsa M. Jacobson, Recipe Tester

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

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!

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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?

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  • 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).

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

Feta Dip

If you’ve been looking for an excuse to invite folks over this summer, here it is. Less than 10 minutes from start to wipe-the-creamy-dip-from-your-lips.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 8
Borekitas Recipe

Borekitas

A staple in the eastern Mediterranean, these little pastries put equal emphasis on pastry and cheese to divine effect.

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  • 45 M
  • 2 H, 15 M
  • 21
Homemade Dish Soap

Homemade Dish Soap

Inexpensive, easy, and gentle on hands. Does dish soap get much better than that?! Nope. Seriously.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 9
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.

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  • 5 M
  • 10 M
  • 6
French Dressing Recipe

Lemon Vinaigrette

Stylish on any salad, this versatile little number is a staple in every discerning cook’s recipe wardrobe.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 0
Burmese Crepes Recipe

Burmese Crepes | Ah-Boh

Crêpes have got nothing on the crisp, delicate little lovelies known as ah-boh, the famed street food found throughout Burma.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
Infused Olive Oil Recipe

Infused Oils

We just can’t stop dribbling these easy yet elegant oils—infused with basil, chile, curry, and more—over everything.

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  • 5 M
  • 15 M
  • 8
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