About Elsa M. Jacobson

About Elsa M. Jacobson, Recipe Tester

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

Cherry Tomato Confit Recipe

Cherry Tomato Confit

This cherry tomato confit is sweet and easy and a lovely way of preserving summer. Here’s how to make it.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 2
Sweet Tea Recipe

Southern Sweet Tea

Nothing slakes thirst, quells worries, and comes together with ease quite like Southern sweet tea.

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  • 5 M
  • 40 M
  • 45
Pickled Watermelon Rind Recipe

Pickled Watermelon Rind

Pickled watermelon rinds. They’re a Southern classic that are sweet and tangy and oh so enticing. Tasting is believing. Here’s how to make them.

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  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 12 H
  • 4
Sautéed Shishito Peppers Recipe

How To Cook Shishito Peppers

Knowing how to perfectly blister shishito peppers results in a beguiling cocktail nosh with a mildly tingly, almost sweet heat.

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 11
Hot Dog on a Baguette Recipe

Hot Dog on a Baguette

Made with crusty French bread in place of squishy hot dog buns, this dog is reminiscent of what you’ll find on the streets of Paris.

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  • 5 M
  • 10 M
  • 14
Homemade Dish Soap

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.

Blueberry Syrup Recipe

Blueberry Syrup

Brings back memories of that sticky, cloyingly sweet blueberry syrup from your childhood yet recreates it with so much more class.

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  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 0
Buttermilk Cornbread Recipe

Buttermilk Cornbread

“Heavenly.” “The best cornbread we’ve ever had.” “Like eating cake.” “Stop me before I make another!” That’s what folks are saying about this unconventional cornbread.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 31
Kentucky Bourbon Cake Recipe

Kentucky Bourbon Cake

This Southern classic is much like a pound cake given its decadent amount of butter and moist, tender, perfect crumb. But oh, baby, wait’ll you taste the bourbon glaze.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 5 M
  • 14
Barbecue Pickles Recipe

Barbecue Pickles

Yep. Barbecue pickles. They’re essentially just store-bought dill slices doused with hot sauce, garlic, and cayenne pepper. Wait’ll you try them.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 6
Passover Brownies Recipe

Passover Brownies

The best kosher-for-Passover brownies we’ve ever had. Ever so slightly crumbly outside and splendiferously fudgy inside.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 6
Mexican Spaghetti Recipe

Mexican Spaghetti | Sopa Seca de Fideo

This Mexican spaghetti, or sopa seca de fideo, is mindblowingly seductive and authentic as heck. Translated literally, it means “dry soup with noodles,” and it’s soooo much better than it sounds.

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  • 1 H
  • 1 H
  • 2