Jo Ann Brown, Recipe Tester

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

Pieces of Chinese roast pork in a black dish with chopped scallions beside it.

Chinese Roast Pork

Crisp, crackling BBQ pork belly just like what you find in Chinatown. Like most Chinese barbecue, It’s impossibly tender, slightly sweet, and surprisingly easy to make at home.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 5 H, 20 M
  • 0
A white enamel pot filled with turkey meatball soup.

Turkey Meatball Soup

This outrageously healthy—yet still satiating—riff on Italian wedding soup swaps traditional beef and pork meatballs for ones made with turkey. Indulgence with decency.

  • (3)
  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 6
A white oval dish filled with cooked spinach with raisins and pine nuts sprinkled over the top and a spoon resting in the dish.

Spinach with Raisins and Pine Nuts

When prepared simply yet perfectly as here, this classic side dish will leave a lingering memory of just how lovely something healthy can be.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
A person stirring flour into the basic pan gravy with a wooden spoon on a rimmed baking sheet.

Basic Pan Gravy

Great gravy doesn’t just happen by chance. Here’s how it does happen. And with no fuss. No mess. No lumps. Just easy, foolproof, soul-satisfying gravy.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 11
Blue pot of chunks of pork, authentic carnitas, with a bay leaf and wooden spoon on top

Carnitas ~ Mexican Braised Pork

This Mexican carnitas recipe is authentic braised and fried pork that makes for conversation-stopping, fall-apart-tender awesomeness.

  • (34)
  • 20 M
  • 2 H
  • 135
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