Julie Houser, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Julie Houser has tested.

Homemade Hostess Cupcakes

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

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

Coffee-Crusted Grilled Pork Chops

“Wow!” “Divine!” “Amazingly juicy and tender!” That’s what folks are saying about this recipe. Sorta makes you want to try it, eh?

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  • 10 M
  • 25 M
  • 4

Lemon Vinaigrette

Stylish on any salad, this versatile little number is a staple in every discerning cook’s recipe wardrobe.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 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.

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  • 25 M
  • 7 D, 4 H
  • 34

Mint Julep

We’re thinking about petitioning for the word “julep” to officially function as a verb as well as a noun. Julep us!

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 3

Southern Buttermilk Biscuits

“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
  • 42
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