Jean Moats, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Jean Moats has tested.

A baked mini quiche for one on a white plate.

Quiche for One

Quiche for one? It sounds a lot more ambitious than it actually is. It’s truly a cinch to make. So go on. Love yourself a little. Or a lot.

  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 2
A muffin tin half filled with uncooked carrot cake muffins.

Carrot Cake Muffins

These little lovelies contain sugar and spice and everything nice–including an oh-so-buttery oat streusel and a batter so enticing you’d never, ever guess it’s good for you.

  • 20 M
  • 55 M
  • 14
Three personal pan lasagnas in glass dishes.

Personal Pan Lasagna

This loosely defined “lasagna” is an easy little cheat of a recipe that relies on store-bought ravioli, jarred sauce, and shredded cheese. Shhhhhh.

  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 41
A stack of three whole-wheat pancakes with strawberry sauce, a couple whole strawberries, and confectioners' sugar sprinkled over the top.

Whole Wheat Pancakes with Strawberry Sauce

Made with half whole wheat flour and half white flour, these pancakes are light and fluffy and improbably enticing for something that actually has redeeming nutritional qualities.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
Two frozen chocolate bacon bananas on sticks with a dish of crushed peanuts and extra popsicles sticks beside them.

Frozen Chocolate-Covered Bananas

We’re not sure what The King would say about this frozen riff on his fave sandwich. But with all due respect—as well as banana, chocolate, peanuts, and bacon—does it really matter?

  • 35 M
  • 2 H, 35 M
  • 4
A spoon resting in a dish of cornmeal drop-biscuit peach cobbler.

Cornmeal Drop-Biscuit Peach Cobbler

Ah, summer. Ah, cobbler. Those two sentiments are sort of one in the same, don’t you agree, seeing as each is easy, effortless, and always enticing?

  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 10
A woman's hand using a biscuit cutter on cream biscuit dough

Easy Cream Biscuits

Scandalously simple. Ethereally airy. Magical. That’s but a sampling of what folks are saying about these two-ingredient, Southern-style cream biscuits.

  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 30
A cast iron skillet filled with baked macaroni and cheese

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

This easy, toss-it-together-and-shove-it-in-the-oven casserole is exactly what macaroni and cheese ought to be—cheesy, crumb-topped, and ridiculously indulgent.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 42
A tangle of Japanese cucumber salad, made with cucumbers, mint, cilantro, and an rice vinegar dressing.

Japanese Cucumber Salad

Simple. Surprising. Spunky. Just what we look for in a summer salad. Just what we found in this jumble of cucumbers, vinegar, and ginger.

  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 8
A slice of blueberry buckle with layers of blueberries and a crumb topping of butter, flour, sugar, cinnamon, and ginger

Blueberry Buckle

Not familiar with buckle? It’s essentially a ginormous muffin that’s generously strewn with ample amounts of everyone’s favorite part— the crumbly streusel.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 35 M
  • 6
Hamburger Buns

Burger Buns

Beautiful burger buns. Were ever three words joined in such harmonious sequence? Actually, let’s add buxom and buttery.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 40
A cut streusel-topped date muffin slathered with butter on a decorative plate

Date Muffins

A rich, sticky, toffee-pudding-inspired muffin topped with streusel. Mmmmmm.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 6
A metal oval baking dish filled with apple cranberry crisp

Apple Cranberry Crisp

How poetic that a recipe whose ingredients scream out for Thanksgiving would, in and of itself, be reason to give thanks.

  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 25 M
  • 4
Rows of peanut butter sandies dough balls with a cookie scoop placing another dough ball on the surface.

Peanut Butter Sandies

New York Times’ reporter Julia Moskin divulges the recipe for City Bakery’s Peanut Butter Sandies. You’re welcome.

  • 20 M
  • 50 M
  • 13