Jean Moats, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Jean Moats has tested.

A baked mini quiche for one on a white plate.

Mini 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.

  • (2)
  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 8
Several cut cinnamon pecan blondies on a white platter.

Cinnamon Pecan Blondies

Chewy, buttery, and teeming with toffee flavor, these are a sophisticated take on those made-from-a-box blondies you scarfed down with your carton of milk in the school cafeteria.

  • (4)
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 47
Two white bowls of carrot and ginger soup on a piece of wood

Carrot and Ginger Soup

A healthy-though-you-wouldn’t-know-it-from-the-taste soup that comes together with just a few cheap ingredients and boasts a sweet earthiness tempered by just the right amount of warmth.

  • (2)
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 3
A plate with seven chocolate-ginger crinkle cookies

Chocolate Ginger Crinkle Cookies

The classic cookie benefits enormously from a hit of ginger here with these surprise sleeper hits of your Christmas season.

  • (11)
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 26
A cast iron skillet filled with baked macaroni and cheese

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

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

  • (19)
  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 58
Four homemade burger buns dusted with flour on grey paper.

Burger Buns

Beautiful burger buns. Were ever three words joined in such harmonious sequence? There’s a lot more lovely things to be said about these rich, pillowy specimens of bread awesomeness.

  • (18)
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 62
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.

  • (3)
  • 20 M
  • 50 M
  • 13
Danish chocolate-streusel coffee cake with chocolate filling and slivered almonds topping on a white plate

Danish Chocolate Streusel Coffee Cake

Coffee cake extraordinaire made with a simple-to-make yeasted dough, a swirl of cinnamon and chocolate, and a sprinkling of almonds, makes an impressively indulgent breakfast.

  • (1)
  • 50 M
  • 4 H
  • 8
A muffin tin half filled with uncooked carrot muffins.

Carrot 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.

  • (3)
  • 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.

  • (10)
  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 41