Elsa M. Jacobson, Recipe Tester

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

Roasted red cabbage on a cooling rack set in a baking sheet

Roasted Red Cabbage

So incredibly easy to make it’s ridiculous. Perfect for when you KNOW you need to eat your vegetables but desperately want to switch things up a little with the unexpected.

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  • 10 M
  • 50 M
  • 0
Steamed Vegetables in Parchment Recipe

Steamed Veggies in Parchment

A savvy, sophisticated, eat-your-veggies strategy that works its stealthy charms on kids and adults alike. You’re welcome.

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  • 10 M
  • 25 M
  • 16
Glazed Tofu Recipe

Glazed Tofu

Folks who already love tofu are swooning to this easy weeknight recipe and it’s wooing even avowed tofu haters. See for yourself.

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  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
Therapeutic Drink to Ward Off Colds Recipe

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
  • 12
a roll of butter flecked with minced parsley

Parsley Butter

Perhaps the simplest way ever to gussy up a piece of plain fish, a bland chicken breast, even out-of-season veggies.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 0
Roasted mixed nuts coated with sugar and spices in green bowl

Sweet and Spicy Roasted Nuts

These sweet and spicy nuts are addictive, so serve with care. The sweet comes from sugar, the spicy is the result of red pepper flakes. Use any kind of nut.

  • 5 M
  • 35 M
  • 7
Candied Spiced Nuts Recipe

Candied Spiced Nuts

These candied nuts are sweet and spicy and the sorta thing that friends demolish in minutes at cocktail parties and holiday gatherings yet talk about for months afterward.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 2
Golf-ball size cheese balls with pretzel stems sitting on a wooden cheese board

Blue Cheese Balls

Birthday bashes. Cocktail parties. Thanksgiving dinner. Tuesday nights. These are but some occasions we’ve watched these disappear.

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  • 30 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 0
An iron plate with a pile of sautéed romaine lettuce topped with toasted pine nuts

Sauteed Romaine

Sauteed romaine is a quick and healthy side dish that’s gonna upend your notions of what purpose romaine was meant to serve on this planet. Bye bye, salads.

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 0
Roasted Applesauce

Roasted Applesauce

So long, store-bought applesauce. Tuck into your own fuss-free, artisanal applesauce that’s a little sweet, a little spicy, and as smooth or as chunky as you please.

  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 19
Candied Pecans Recipe

Candied Pecans

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

  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 18