Jo Ann Brown, Recipe Tester

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

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

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
  • 6

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

Pickle-Brined Fried Chicken Recipe

Pickle-brined fried chicken?! Oh yes we did! And folks are calling it fried chicken perfection.

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  • 45 M
  • 5 H, 30 M
  • 2

Fried Egg Sandwich Recipe

Bread. Cheese. Egg. Hot sauce. Five bucks says you’ve got the makings for this easy and oozy sandwich waiting in your kitchen.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 12

Barbecue Pork Burgers Recipe

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

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  • 25 M
  • 30 M
  • 24

Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe

Yes, this cauliflower fried rice recipe is low-carb, paleo-friendly, and darn near indistinguishable from the real thing. Swear.

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  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 0

Homemade KIND Bars Recipe

Nuts. Seeds. Dried fruits. Sweet syrup. The only thing missing is the fancy cellphone wrapping and the steep price tag.

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  • 15 M
  • 35 M
  • 35

Seafood Gumbo Recipe

Seafood gumbo loaded with shrimp, such as this classic Cajun recipe, screams for a cold beer and a lazy weekend afternoon dedicated to nothing but cooking.

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  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 5 H, 15 M
  • 42

Spinach with Raisins and Pine Nuts Recipe

When prepared simply yet perfectly as here, this classic will leave a lasting effect on guests…not to mention lingering recipe requests.

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  • 20 M
  • 30 M
  • 0

Pasta Grattugiata Recipe

Tax man taketh? Then you need this frugal Italian staple that’s crazy satiating yet made in minutes from mere flour, eggs, bread crumbs, and cheese.

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  • 15 M
  • 40 M
  • 15

English Muffin Bread Recipe

Incomparably easier than traditional English muffins yet with all the requisite nooks and crannies that God—and the British—intended.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 0

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.

Baked Ricotta Recipe

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

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  • 10 M
  • 35 M
  • 28
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