Jo Ann Brown, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Jo Ann Brown has tested.

A white oval serving dish filled with pickled carrots.

Pickled Carrots

Perhaps the quickest pickles ever, these tongue-tinglingly tangy specimens stack flavor on flavor all in the span of a few minutes of work and a few hours of waiting.

  • (2)
  • 5 M
  • 45 M
  • 6
A person holding a platter of French potato salad above a wooden table.

French Potato Salad

This is not your mom’s potato salad recipe. It relies on tangy Dijon vinaigrette and soft-boiled eggs for dressing with runny yolks that spill into the salad to form an unparalleled richness.

  • (5)
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 10
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.

  • (17)
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 60
A stack of easy gingerbread pancakes topped with bacon, maple syrup, and creme fraiche in a white bowl.

Easy Gingerbread Pancakes

This easy gingerbread pancakes recipe is easy to make with sugar, spice, lemon zest, and maple syrup with flavors that are welcome waaaaaaay beyond Christmas.

  • (2)
  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 4
A platter of pickle-brined fried chicken with pieces of dill pickle, and a bottle of beer.

Pickle-Brined Fried Chicken

Pickle-brined fried chicken?! Oh yes we did! Folks are calling it fried chicken perfection. And you won’t want to skip the Sriracha honey dipping sauce.

  • (1)
  • 45 M
  • 5 H, 30 M
  • 2
A metal plate with chunks of cooked turkey, a turkey kebab, and a dish of cucumber salad.

Turkey Kebabs

Easy and exquisitely spiced skewers that take minutes to assemble and toss on the grill. Because you have better things to do than swelter in a hot kitchen slaving over supper.

  • Quick Glance
  • 40 M
  • 3 H, 40 M
  • 2
A two-tier Victoria sponge cake with raspberry jam in the middle, all dusted with confectioners' sugar on a white plate with a white teapot in the background

Victoria Sponge Cake

This cake, a nod not just to Queen Victoria but British sensibility, defines the very notion of simple yet sophisticated.

  • (1)
  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 31
Six Alabama muffin biscuits in a muffin tin.

Alabama Muffin Biscuits

These curiously named, easy peasy, shamelessly simple meldings of biscuit and muffins may make you swear off roll-out biscuits for good.

  • (3)
  • 10 M
  • 45 M
  • 23
Three pieces of mkate wa ufuta (Zanzibar sesame bread) with some sesame seeds sprinkled around it.

Zanzibar Sesame Bread | Mkate Wa Ufuta

We know what you’re thinking. Mkate what?! Yet once you try this unique and chewy, toasty, nutty, densely magnificent sesame flatbread from Zanzibar, you’ll be crooning about it to everyone who’ll listen.

  • (1)
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 4
Two barbecue pork burgers with slaw and barbecue sauce stacked on top of each other.

Barbecue Pork Burgers

A weeknight-friendly riff on slow-roasted pulled pork that juxtaposes tangy bbq sauce, succulent pork, and old-fashioned slaw, all in a jiffy.

  • (6)
  • 25 M
  • 30 M
  • 35