Jennifer Jacobs, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Jennifer Jacobs has tested.

Jennifer Jacobs

Unquestionably, Jennifer’s passion for cooking is driven largely by a passion for eating! She’s self-taught–starting with dubious baking experiments around the age of eight. Her good fortune has allowed her to explore cuisines and grocery stores all over the world. She has a particular love of Japanese food, having lived in the country for five years. While there, she developed and taught international cooking classes as a medium for her students to learn English.

She cooks and bakes constantly, searching for that next big revelation in methodology or ingredient combination. Her favorite methods of cooking include sous vide and her much-cherished steam oven. Favorite ingredients would be tough to narrow down…can there ever be too much saffron or bacon in the world? She believes there are few foods that couldn’t be made better by the addition of chocolate or mayonnaise.

On a non-culinary note…she also believes in playing dress-up as often as possible. At least 30% of one’s wardrobe should be usable as a costume. It’s just fun.

A white oval platter topped with sherry-braised chicken with artichoke hearts

Sherry-Braised Chicken with Artichoke Hearts

Every bit as comforting and satisfying now as it was 60 years ago, this classic recipe marries tender braised chicken, artichoke hearts, and mushrooms with a sherry and vermouth sauce.

Five spiced rye ginger cookies

Spiced Rye Ginger Cookies

The alluring spice blend and perfect combination of crispy and chewy has this cookie recipe on repeat in our kitchens.

A baking pan filled with baklava granola

Baklava Granola

Like baklava, this baklava granola is filled with nuts, honey, cinnamon, and spices. Imagine, baklava for breakfast!

A bowl of butternut queso surrounded by tortilla chips, a hand dipping one into the queso.

Vegan Butternut Queso

A vegan queso dip for anytime you feel like a little snack that’s better-for-you but still super tasty. Perfect for dipping, drizzling, and dousing.

A white plate with a lettuce, cherry tomato, and onion salad, beside a chicken breast coated in crisp breading. A knife and fork lay on the edge of the plate.

Everything Bagel Chicken Cutlets

An outstanding recipe for chicken that uses Everything Bagel seasoning to make a really tasty dinner. Or lunch–we hear it makes an amazing sandwich.