Julie Houser, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Julie Houser has tested.

Coffee Crusted Grilled Pork Chops Recipe

“Wow!” “Off-the-charts good!” “Divine.” “Amazingly juicy and tender.” “A definite keeper.” That’s what folks are saying about these grilled and subtly spiced chops. Sorta makes you want to try ’em, eh?

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  • 10 M
  • 25 M
  • 4

Spanish Olive Oil Tortas | Tortas de Aceite Recipe

We’ve been wobbly in the knees for these sweet and shatteringly crisp little olive oil tortas for a very, very long time.

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  • 30 M
  • 50 M
  • 16

Homemade Hostess Cupcakes Recipe

Unequivocally and unspeakably better than those preservative-laden, shrink-wrapped cake imposters you grew up on. Swear.

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  • 40 M
  • 3 H
  • 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.

Southern Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe

“Spectacular.” “Sinful.” “Easy.” “Airy.” “Buttery.” “Lofty.” “Perfect.” That’s what folks are saying about these little lovelies.

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  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 44

Jalapeno Mint Julep

Always craved a little something more as you’ve knocked back your mint julep? Then you need this jalapeño mint julep recipe.

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  • 5 M
  • 35 M
  • 0

Palmiers

These flaky French pastries are dainty, diminutive, and addictive as heck (typed while licking the sugar from our fingers).

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  • 15 M
  • 50 M
  • 2

Vegetable Broth

Clobbered by a guilty conscience each time you let vegetables languish in the fridge? Yeah, us, too. Until this recipe.

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  • 10 M
  • 4 H
  • 8

Maple Parsnip Cake

Though not quite as sweet as everyone’s beloved carrot cake, this unpretentious parsnip version never fails to wow.

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  • 45 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 2

Baked Eggs

And you thought you didn’t have time for breakfast. We’re changing that with this handy dandy technique.

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  • 10 M
  • 25 M
  • 8

The Down Easter Cocktail

Merriam-Webster defines “down easter” as “one born or living down east.” We take it to mean this lovely apple cider-y cocktail.

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  • 5 M
  • 45 M
  • 4

Feta Dip

Looking for an excuse to invite folks over? Here it is. Less than 10 minutes from start to wipe-the-creamy-dip-from-your-lips finish.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 10

Key Lime Pie

DIY classic Key lime pie—including a handy little cheat sheet on substituting everyday limes for these puckery little Key suckers.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H
  • 0

Homemade Maple-Espresso Bacon

When David decides to DIY bacon, he really decides to DIY bacon. Seriously, folks. You gotta taste his take on cured pig.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 7 D, 4 H
  • 40
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