Elsa M. Jacobson, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Elsa M. Jacobson has tested.

Roasted Sweet Potato and Brussels Sprouts Hash

An unconventional jumble of roast vegetables, crisp bacon, maple cinnamon pecans, and a dreamy, creamy maple-Sriracha yogurt sauce with a runny egg as a final flourish. Um. Yum.

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  • 35 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
Therapeutic Drink to Ward Off Colds

Therapeutic Drink to Ward Off Colds

Forget Robitussin. This fragrant infusion not only makes a run to the pharmacy unnecessary, but it goes down with far, far more ease than that syrupy medicinal stuff.

  • 5 M
  • 15 M
  • 14
white plate of kale miso salad with roasted sweet potatoes on the side

Kale Salad with Miso Dressing

A surprising and stunningly persuasive reason to eat your veggies. Leafy greens, baked sweet potatoes, and walnuts all come together amazingly with an umami-rich miso dressing.

  • 25 M
  • 50 M
  • 2
A classic grilled cheese sandwich--buttered grilled bread and oozing Cheddar cheese

Classic Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Just as cheesy and comforting as it was when you were six years old. And who couldn’t benefit from feeling like you’re six again and all is right with the world?

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  • 5 M
  • 10 M
  • 2
White bowl filled with salt and vinegar roasted potatoes topped with crumbled feta cheese and oregano

Salt and Vinegar Roasted Potatoes

If you like your fries with plenty of salt and malt vinegar, or if you’re a fool for all things pickled, or if you’ve ever demolished a bag of your fave salt-and-vinegar chips in less time than it takes to inhale, you need these in your life.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
Black tray with a slab of cinnamon toast bars--brownie-like dessert made with brown sugar and cinnamon, two bars cut on the side

Cinnamon Toast Bars

Just like cinnamon toast. Except better. Your kids will worship you. So will your inner kid.

  • 10 M
  • 45 M
  • 6

Moroccan Mull

Essentially a tart pomegranate tonic that’s similar to mulled wine but, since it lacks booze and is definitely not overly sweet, can be enjoyed without any fear of over-indulgence. We’ll drink to that!

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  • 10 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
Orange Olive Oil Cake

Orange Olive Oil Cake

This classic Portuguese dessert with its tender crumb and citrus smack tastes as stunning as it looks. Swear.

  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 334
Candied Pecans

Candied Pecans

“Irresistible.” “The perfect combination of sweet, salt, spice, and crunch.” “We. Can. NOT. Stop. Eating. Them.” “Absolutely perfect.” That’s what we’re hearing about these candied pecans.

  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 22
Apple Coffee Cake

Apple Coffee Cake

Elegant enough for company, simple enough for every day, and versatile enough for breakfast and midnight snack and pretty much every moment in between.

  • 30 M
  • 2 H
  • 5
A plate of roasted delicata squash salad with red onion, feta cheese, avocado, and mint

Roasted Delicata Squash Salad

A stunner of a salad that’s essentially a kaleidoscope of ingredients that tastes far more naughty than you’d expect from something so healthy.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 0
A white bowl of creamy vegan mashed potatoes with a sprig of rosemary and a spoon sticking in

Vegan Mashed Potatoes

We defy you to not swoon to these spectacularly (and surprisingly flavorful and flamboyant vegan mashed potatoes.

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  • 10 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
A cast-iron pot filled with pan-fried green beans tossed with garlic and butter

Pan-Fried Green Beans

Simple yet spectacular green beans thanks to the perfect technique from Alain Ducasse.

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  • 10 M
  • 20 M
  • 0
A pewter platter with chunky red apple cranberry sauce with a serving spoon

Easy Apple Cranberry Sauce

We’re not quite certain which title is more apt—apple cranberry sauce or cranberry applesauce. But then, we’re not so into titles or labels. We’re simply into taste. Whatever you call this, there’s no denying, it tastes lovely.

  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 2