Elsa M. Jacobson, Recipe Tester

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

Apple Coffee Cake Recipe

Elegant enough for company, simple enough for every day, and versatile enough for breakfast and midnight snack and pretty much every moment in between.

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  • 30 M
  • 2 H
  • 2

Homemade Vanilla Extract

If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself. This rich, complex, boozy vanilla extract is no exception.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 38

Sweet and Spicy Cranberry Relish Recipe

Made in minutes from just five ingredients, this cranberry relish belongs in your weeknight repertoire and not just on your Thanksgiving table. Did we mention it freezes beautifully?

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  • 20 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 2

Candied Pecans Recipe

“Irresistible.” “The perfect combination of sweet, salt, spice, and crunch.” “We. Can. NOT. Stop. Eating. Them.” “Absolutely perfect.” That’s what folks are saying about these candied pecans.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 12

Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

Intoxicatingly aromatic browned butter and pumpkin spice coalesce with ooey, gooey, marshmallow, butter, and cereal to make these not-too-sweet treats all grown up.

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  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 2

Applesauce Bread Recipe

Comfort finds us in unexpected ways. And thank goodness for that—or rather, thank goodness for this not-too-sweet, subtly apple-y quick bread.

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  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 16

How To Cook Shishito Peppers

Knowing how to perfectly blister shishito peppers results in a beguiling cocktail nosh with a mildly tingly, almost sweet heat.

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 11

How To Make Infused Water With Herbs (Or Anything!)

Why spend half your paycheck on pricey infused waters when you can make them at home? It’s easy, inexpensive, and lovely. Think of it as sorta like sangria without the wine.

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  • 5 M
  • 8 H, 5 M
  • 0

Cherry Tomato Confit Recipe

This cherry tomato confit is sweet and easy and a lovely way of preserving summer. Here’s how to make it.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 2

Limeade Recipe

More tart than sweet is what you’ll find this perfectly puckery little limeade to be. And that’s exactly the way it was always intended to be.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 6

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
  • 22

Glazed Tofu Recipe

Folks who already love tofu are swooning to this easy weeknight recipe and it’s wooing even avowed tofu haters. See for yourself.

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  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 0

Birthday Cake Fudge Recipe

No-bake cake doesn’t get any easier than this funfetti fudge that’s complete with a semisweet chocolate “cake” layer, a white chocolate “frosting” layer, and sprinkles galore.

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  • 25 M
  • 4 H, 45 M
  • 0

Easy Guacamole Recipe

Tastes authentic as heck yet embraces a minimalistic approach that pares ingredients down to the essentials.

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 2
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