Jo Ann Brown, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Jo Ann Brown has tested.

Burger Buns Recipe

Beautiful burger buns. Were ever three words joined in such harmonious sequence? Actually, let’s add buxom and buttery.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 32

Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe

The tempered sweetness of this summery homemade dessert relies on in-season strawberries more than obscene amounts of sugar.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 16

Homemade Dish Soap

This natural alternative to fancy liquid dish soap is inexpensive, effective, and gentle on hands. Doesn’t get much more practical than that.

Barbecue Pork Burgers Recipe

A weeknight-friendly riff on slow-roasted pulled pork that juxtaposes tangy bbq sauce, succulent pork, and old-fashioned slaw, all in a jiffy.

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  • 25 M
  • 30 M
  • 24

Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup Recipe

This bowl of comfort features all the hearty, stick-to-your-ribs goodness of traditional split pea soup with the added benefit of tossing everything in the slow cooker and walking away.

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  • 50 M
  • 10 H, 50 M
  • 0

Hungarian Cauliflower Soup | Karfiolleves

“Gorgeous!” “Satisfying and deceptively easy.” “A keeper.” That’s what folks are saying about this Hungarian cauliflower soup.

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  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 8

Arancini Recipe

You’ve not experienced the true magic of leftovers ’til you’ve had these fried orbs of leftover risotto. Crisp outside. Molten inside. Delish through and through.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 11

Kohlrabi Slaw Recipe

Kohlrabi, the latest cool crucifer, is a cousin of cabbage, so it’s not like it’s any big deal to turn it into coleslaw. Oh wait, we mean, kohlslaw.

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  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 2

Baked Ricotta Recipe

Entertaining gets no simpler than this rich, creamy, indulgent, elegant cheese spread made from three ingredients. Tasting is believing. Go on.

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  • 10 M
  • 35 M
  • 32

Roasted Okra Recipe

There’s a subtle art to cooking okra and this recipe has mastered it. So flavorful and not slimy, you’ll wonder why everyone doesn’t cook it this way.

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  • 5 M
  • 25 M
  • 0

Basic Gravy Recipe

Great gravy doesn’t just happen by chance. At least, not for us. Here’s how it does happen.

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 9

Mkate Wa Ufuta Recipe | Zanzibar Sesame Bread

We know what you’re thinking. Mkate what?! Yet once you try this unique and chewy, toasty, nutty, densely magnificent sesame flatbread from Zanzibar, you’ll be crooning about it to everyone who’ll listen.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 2

Soft Pretzels Recipe

Authentic German-style soft pretzels with dark and burnished crusts, yeasty and chewy centers, and, natch the irresistible crunch of coarse salt.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 10 H
  • 26

Salt and Pepper Shrimp Recipe

Toss some shrimp, salt, pepper, and garlic in a hot skillet and keep watch until the shrimp are plump and juicy and perfect. Then sit back and accept accolades.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 25 M
  • 0
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