Helen Doberstein, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Helen Doberstein has tested.

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

Paleo Banana Bread Recipe

This is gluten-free and paleo-friendly, for those keeping track of such things. But it’s also good enough for anyone to want a slice.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 4

5-Minute Artisan Bread Recipe

Um, 5 minutes hands-on time for a loaf of bread? Please. That’s nothing. Nothing short of a miracle.

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  • 10 M
  • 5 H
  • 168

Apple Tart Recipe

If you just took a look at this stunning tart and thought, “Oh, I can’t do that!”, think again. We suspect you can.

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  • 50 M
  • 2 H, 10 M
  • 8

Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin Recipe

Pork wrapped in bacon and roasted until crisp outside and tender inside. Easy. Economical. On the table in 45 minutes. Any objections?

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  • 35 M
  • 45 M
  • 8

Maple Glazed Turkey

Gluten-free. Dairy-free. Paleo-friendly. Things just got a heck of a lot easier for you to plan your Thanksgiving menu.

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  • 30 M
  • 4 H, 30 M
  • 2

Curried Sweet Potato and Lentil Soup Recipe

The spiciness of red curry paste and the sweetness of sweet potatoes and heartiness of lentils and the tanginess of lime in a single beautiful bowl of deliciousness.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 2

Beer Braised Chicken Recipe

Essentially just chicken coaxed to tenderness in beer, this beer braised chicken with root vegetables is simple to make, complex in taste.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 12

Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe

So tantalizingly crisp at the edges, tender but not mushy at the center, and lovely through and through they’ll haunt you forever. (In a good way.)

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  • 10 M
  • 40 M
  • 2

Pumpkin Macaroni and Cheese

This pumpkin macaroni and cheese ranks off the charts in terms of its epic indulgence-o-rama rating.

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  • 1 H
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 2

Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic Recipe

Chicken with 40 cloves of garlic is a classic for one reason—it’s damn good. Using chicken thighs ensures the meat remains juicy. Using our trick for quickly peeling garlic makes it hassle free.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 10

Glow in the Dark Jello Recipe

Rest assured, the spirits summoned for this ghostly gin and tonic gelatin hail from a bottle, not the supernatural. Whew.

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  • 25 M
  • 11 H, 35 M
  • 34

Homemade Animal Crackers Recipe

Homemade animal crackers kick store-bought animal crackers to the curb. Made from scratch with natural ingredients, they’re gonna remake all your memories of those stale, bland animal crackers in the circus box.

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  • 40 M
  • 2 H
  • 6

Chicken Apple Sausage Recipe

Seriously, it’s so easy to make your own sausage. Insanely easy. And holy heck, does it taste phenomenal. No meat grinder required.

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  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 8
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