Helen Doberstein, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Helen Doberstein has tested.

Texas Brisket Recipe

No rub. No sauce. Just perfectly smoked bbq brisket exquisiteness. Here’s how to make it at home.

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  • 25 M
  • 18 H, 30 M
  • 0

Bacon Jam Recipe

Maybe what the world needs is a single currency. Like jars of this sweet, rich, intense bacon jam that makes everything better.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 84

Panzanella Recipe

This brashly untraditional panzanella grills the bread so you can dispense with waiting a day for stale bread. It also tosses in fresh mozzarella because, well, when is cheese ever a bad thing?!

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  • 20 M
  • 45 M
  • 12

Homemade Tomato Paste Recipe

Never again tussle with that teensy tin can that always contains too much or too little paste for your recipe. Nope. Never again. Not with this mellow, caramelized homemade conserva.

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  • 50 M
  • 6 H
  • 97

Barbecue Beef Ribs Recipe

These ridiculously tender ribs take minimal effort yet taste like they were carefully tended all day. And don’t even get us started on the magnificently smooth brown sugar and bourbon barbecue sauce.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 D, 3 H
  • 8

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

Cajun Fried Chicken Recipe

Bathed in buttermilk and spiced ever so slightly, this Cajun-style fried hen is memorably moist inside, superlatively crisp outside, and gosh darn perfect through and through.

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  • 35 M
  • 35 M
  • 15

Grilled Flank Steak Recipe

If you can master this über basic recipe, you can grill a steak waaaaay better than any of your friends. Promise.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 2

Barbecue Potato Chips Recipe

A cheater’s version of homemade barbecue potato chips that will have you hooked for life. Taste ’em and get back to us.

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  • 5 M
  • 20 M
  • 15

Grilled Fish Tacos Recipe

You’ve had grilled fish tacos. But have you had tipsy fish tacos suffused with tequila? That’s what we thought.

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  • 25 M
  • 55 M
  • 0

Strawberry Rhubarb Jam Recipe

This small batch of preserves has got it all—taste, texture, ease, and lord oh lord, that intoxicating fragrance. No prior canning experience required.

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  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 0

Gluten-Free Fried Chicken Recipe

Because we believe awesome fried chicken is a birthright for all, we bring you this crispest, juiciest, best-est ever gluten-free, dairy-free fried chicken.

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  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 0

Lettuce Soup Recipe

Never has an overabundance of garden lettuces and herbs been so easily remedied—or made so memorable—as this soup.

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  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 0

How to Grill Asparagus

Never again curse as your pricey spears of asparagus fall between the grill rack into oblivion. All you need is this simple trick.

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  • 10 M
  • 20 M
  • 0
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