Jennifer Combs, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Jennifer Combs has tested.

A glazed pumpkin pound cake on a plate--a pumpkin Bundt cake with a milk-sugar poured glaze

Glazed Pumpkin Pound Cake

If you’ve been thinking you’re done with pumpkin everything, you’re going to want to hold off on judging until you try this pumpkin pound cake.

  • 45 M
  • 2 H
  • 6
Casserole dish of acquacotta maremmana, a thick, slow-cooked stew of vegetables, poured over a slice of stale bread with poached eggs on top

Acquacotta

Acquacotta. It may become your new favorite word after you take a taste of it. Sorta like shakshuka, it’s Italian bread soup from southern Tuscany that’s essentially tomatoes, onions, and chiles gilded with poached eggs and a little Parmesan.

  • Quick Glance
  • 40 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 0
Serving bowl and small bowl of rice pudding topped with whipped cream, along with spoons on a lace tablecloth

Riz au Lait | French Rice Pudding

Riz au lait is another way of saying French rice pudding. So gosh darn easy and impossible to stop eating that it’s quite possibly the thing we love most about the French.

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  • 10 M
  • 45 M
  • 0
bowl of turkey chili surrounded by bowls of sour cream, tortilla chips, cilantro, and lime on a slab of wood

Turkey and Sweet Potato Chili

The perfect combination of heartiness and healthy. But no worries, you’d never guess from the taste that it’s anything but indulgent as heck.

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  • 35 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
A vanilla pound cake with a lemon glaze cut into 8 slices

Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Everything you can imagine: delicious with a dense, tight, moist crumb and a puckery lemon glaze that’s the perfect foil to all that richness.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 8
A rimmed sheet pan filled with truffles coated in confectioners' sugar

Champagne Truffles

Got leftover Champange? Good. Because we’ve got the most splurge-worthy use for it ever thanks to these creamy, fudgy, boozy, ganache gilded little orbs.

  • Quick Glance
  • 2 H, 25 M
  • 8 H, 15 M
  • 2
Chocolate ganache being poured over a chocolate Bundt cake that is on a wire stand

Chocolate Bundt Cake

Chocolate Bundt cake is a homemade paean to the chocolate cakes of yesteryear but with a contemporary dark chocolate oomph that we think turns tradition upside down in the best possible way.

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  • 50 M
  • 2 H
  • 0
Three crockery bowls filled with cooked shrimp in smoked paprika oil

Shrimp With Smoked Paprika

Succulent shrimp swimming in a smoked-paprika-and-garlic olive oil bath. Call it a spa for crustaceans.

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  • 10 M
  • 15 M
  • 2
Mango Guacamole

Mango Guacamole

Mango guacamole. Don’t judge. Not until you’ve tasted just the sweet heat that comes from adding tropical fruit and habanero to classic guacamole.

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  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 0
Blueberry Syrup

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
Rum Cake

Rum Cake

Every bit as boozy and as brilliant as it sounds. Inspired by the old-fashioned rum cake made in the Caribbean with dark rum in all its magnificently spiced glory.

  • 1 H
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 12
Passover Pareve Apple Cake

Passover Apple Cake

This Passover classic is so memorable you may just find yourself making it all year round. Talk about a godsend.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 12
Tahini Cookies 

Tahini Cookies

Chewy and nutty and salty and subtly sweet and guaranteed to be a little more exotic than any other cookie you’ve ever had. Also gluten-free as well as dairy-free and egg-free and, yes, paleo-friendly.

  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 9
Raspberry Coffee Cake

Raspberry Streusel Coffee Cake

Not just for breakfast, this raspberry streusel coffee cake is gonna knock your socks off. Buttery and almond-y and just all around lovely.

  • Quick Glance
  • 40 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 0