Jean Moats, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Jean Moats has tested.

Baked Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

This easy baked casserole is exactly what macaroni and cheese ought to be—cheesy, crumb-topped, indulgent goodness.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 27

Quiche for One

Quiche for one? It sounds a lot more ambitious than it actually is. It’s truly a cinch to make. So go on. Love yourself a little.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 0

Peanut Butter Sandies

New York Times’ reporter Julia Moskin divulges the recipe for City Bakery’s Peanut Butter Sandies. You’re welcome.

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  • 20 M
  • 50 M
  • 11

Apple Cranberry Crisp

How poetic that a recipe whose ingredients scream out for Thanksgiving would, in and of itself, be reason to give thanks.

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 25 M
  • 2

Beautiful Burger Buns

Beautiful burger buns. Were ever three words joined in such harmonious sequence? And can we add buxom and buttery?

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 32

Frozen Chocolate-Covered Bananas

We’re not sure what The King would say about this frozen riff on his fave sandwich. But with all due respect—as well as banana, chocolate, peanuts, and bacon—does it really matter?

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  • 35 M
  • 2 H, 35 M
  • 4

Rachel’s Very Beginner’s Cream Biscuits

Scandalously simple. Ethereally airy. Magical. That’s but a sampling of what folks are saying about these two-ingredient, Southern-style cream biscuits.

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  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 26

Cinnamon Pecan Blondies

Chewy, buttery, and teeming with toffee flavor, these are a sophisticated take on those made-from-a-box blondies you scarfed down with your carton of milk in the school cafeteria.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 43

Carrot Muffins

These little lovelies contain sugar and spice and everything nice–including an oh-so-buttery oat streusel and a batter so enticing you’d never, ever guess it’s good for you.

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  • 20 M
  • 55 M
  • 12

Personal Pan Lasagna

This loosely defined “lasagna” is an easy little cheat of a recipe that relies on frozen ravioli, jarred sauce, and shredded cheese. Shhhhhh.

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  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 35

Japanese Cucumber Salad

Simple. Surprising. Spunky. Just what we look for in a summer salad. Just what we found in this jumble of cucumbers, vinegar, and ginger.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 6

Cornmeal Drop-Biscuit Peach Cobbler

Ah, summer. Ah, cobbler. Those two sentiments are sort of one in the same, don’t you agree, seeing as each is easy, effortless, and always enticing?

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 6

Homemade Samoas

These gooey, chewy Samoas are worth every second they take to make seeing as you can have them any time the craving strikes. Uh oh.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 5

Quick Navy-Bean Stew

Ready in just half an hour, this simple but not unsophisticated stew brings you all the complexity of one that simmered twice as long. Sorry, Campbell’s.

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  • 25 M
  • 30 M
  • 6
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