Elsa M. Jacobson, Recipe Tester

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

Hot Dog on a Baguette Recipe

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
  • 12

Homemade Dish Soap

This natural alternative to fancy liquid dish soap is inexpensive, effective, and gentle on hands. Doesn’t get much more practical than that.

Blueberry Syrup Recipe

Brings back memories of that sticky, cloyingly sweet blueberry syrup from your childhood yet recreates it with so much more class.

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  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 0

Buttermilk Cornbread Recipe

“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.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 32

Kentucky Bourbon Cake Recipe

This Southern classic is much like a pound cake given its decadent amount of butter and moist, tender, perfect crumb. But oh, baby, wait’ll you taste the bourbon glaze.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 5 M
  • 14

Easy Guacamole Recipe

Authentic as heck with its minimalistic approach that keeps ingredients to the essentials.

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 6

Barbecue Pickles Recipe

Yep. Barbecue pickles. They’re essentially just store-bought dill slices doused with hot sauce, garlic, and cayenne pepper. Wait’ll you try them.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 6

Passover Brownies Recipe

The best kosher-for-Passover brownies we’ve ever had. Ever so slightly crumbly outside and splendiferously fudgy inside.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 6

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

Blood Orange and Red Onion Salad Recipe

Simple. Stunning. And conversation stopping as well as starting. That’s what this salad is.

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  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 0

Therapeutic Drink to Ward Off Colds Recipe

Forget Robitussin. This fragrant infusion not only makes a run to the pharmacy unnecessary, but it goes down with far, far more ease than that syrupy medicinal stuff.

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  • 5 M
  • 15 M
  • 8

Molletes Recipe

We may not know how to pronounce this insanely satiating comfort food fix, though we’ve certainly mastered tucking into it.

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  • 5 M
  • 15 M
  • 6

Candied Kumquats Recipe

These candied kumquats are, quite simply, sliced citrus that’s simmered in sweetness until tender and just like candy. And we can’t get enough of ’em.

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  • 20 M
  • 50 M
  • 4

Espresso Cake Recipe

This simple yet spectacular riff on coffee cake—there’s actually coffee in the cake—is rich and robust and rousing in that way only espresso can be.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 37
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