Elsa M. Jacobson, Recipe Tester

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

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.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 37

Candied Spiced Nuts Recipe

These candied nuts are sweet and spicy and the sorta thing that friends demolish in minutes at cocktail parties and holiday gatherings yet talk about for months afterward.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 2

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
  • 16

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
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