Jo Ann Brown, Recipe Tester

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

Gingerbread Pancakes

Easy Gingerbread Pancakes

This easy gingerbread pancakes recipe is easy to make with sugar, spice, lemon zest, and maple syrup. Perfect for Christmas.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 2
A jar of celery marmalade with a spoon in it and several types of cheese in the background

Celery Marmalade

Weird, we know. But it uses up all that leftover celery languishing in your veggie bin. And it goes SPECTACULARLY with cheese. You’re welcome.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 0
A pail and a white bowl filled with red curry mussels, as well as a bowl of discarded mussel shells

Red Curry Mussels

Quick. Easy. And anything but humdrum. That’s these red curry mussels that make an unexpectedly perfect weeknight dinner solution.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 25 M
  • 0
Blue cheese dip, with chunks of blue cheese, spilled in a white background with a spoon

Blue Cheese Dip

Tired of settling for an ordinary blue cheese dip that practically necessitates a search party to locate a stray chunk of cheese swimming in mayo? This one won’t disappoint.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 0
A bowl of roasted curried cauliflower mixed with onions and topped with cilantro

Roasted Curried Cauliflower

After tasting this richly spiced yet surprisingly nuanced recipe we asked them to try, someone suggested we change our name to “Leite’s Cauliflower.” Hmmm…

  • 35 M
  • 1 H
  • 4
A cooked medium-rare salt-crusted beef tenderloin sitting in a pan of salt

Salt-Crusted Beef Tenderloin

The perfect special occasion recipe—Christmas, birthdays, dinner parties—that comes already wrapped like the gift that it is.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 4
Three German Berliners, or jelly doughnuts, with raspberry jam spilling out on a plate with a cup of coffee

Berliners ~ Jelly Doughnuts

These jelly-filled German lovelies are almost identical to American jelly doughnuts save for their sparer sweetness. No complaints here.

  • 1 H
  • 3 H
  • 6
A sheet pan with n onion thyme tart on it, covered with cooked onions, thyme on a puff pastry crust

Onion Thyme Tart

“Delicate.” “Flaky.” “Perfect.” “I could not stop eating it!” That’s what folks are saying about this hors d’oeuvre that’s a cinch to make—and devour.

  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 5
Basic Pan Gravy

Basic Pan Gravy

Great gravy doesn’t just happen by chance. Here’s how it does happen.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 11
A white plate with cavatelli past topped with a roasted tomato sauce, fork on the side

Roasted Tomato Sauce and Pasta

Sugo con pomodorini gratinati alla Calabrese. That’s how you say the proper title of this recipe in Italian. Uh. We’ll just say “More pasta, please.” Because you’re definitely to be requesting second helpings.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 35 M
  • 2
White plate of tomato and green bean salad with feta, red onion, parsley, and mint

Tomato and Green Bean Salad

You don’t have to be Greek for this amalgam of tomatoes, green beans, red onion, and feta to taste like home.

  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 9
Grilled Greek Chicken

Grilled Greek Chicken

Fresh herbs and a squeeze of lemon lend this chicken its effusive Greek accent. A foolproof grilling technique makes it irresistible in any language.

  • 15 M
  • 55 M
  • 18