Jean Moats, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Jean Moats has tested.

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
  • 33
Japanese Cucumber Salad

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
  • 6
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
  • 38
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
  • 4
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.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 25 M
  • 4
Mini Quiche

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.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
Peanut Butter Sandies

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
Frozen Chocolate-Covered Bananas

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 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
  • 26
Cinnamon Pecan Blondies

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.

  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 43
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.

  • 20 M
  • 55 M
  • 14
Personal Pan Lasagna

Personal Pan Lasagna

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

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 35
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?

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 6