Jo Ann Brown, Recipe Tester

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

Blue pot of chunks of pork, authentic carnitas, with a bay leaf and wooden spoon on top

Authentic Carnitas

This Mexican carnitas recipe is authentic braised and fried pork that’s fall-apart-tender pork goodness ready for tacos.

Hamburger Buns

Burger Buns

Beautiful burger buns. Were ever three words joined in such harmonious sequence? Actually, let’s add buxom and buttery.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 38
White oval dish with four chicken drumsticks, chopped green tomatillos, cilantro, onion, sliced chiles

Braised Chicken with Tomatillos

Slightly tart and eminently easy, this tomatillo sauce makes ample so you can stash some in the fridge for later. Cook once, eat twice.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 11
Carnitas Tacos

Carnitas Tacos

A little pile of tasty meat cushioned by a warm tortilla and electrified by a little salsa. Life is good.

  • 15 M
  • 40 M
  • 4
French Toast with Earl Grey Syrup

French Toast with Earl Grey Syrup

We know what you’re thinking. “I better not try the Earl Grey syrup because my kids may turn up their nose at it.” Make it anyways.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
Herb Stuffed Baked Salmon

Herb-Stuffed Baked Salmon

A superlatively sumptuous, stupendously simple side of salmon. No swimming upstream with this easy peasy yet impressive recipe.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 2
Salt and Pepper Shrimp

Salt and Pepper Shrimp

Toss some shrimp, salt, pepper, and garlic in a hot skillet and keep watch until the shrimp are plump and juicy and perfect. Then sit back and accept accolades.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 25 M
  • 0
Strawberry Ice Cream

Strawberry Ice Cream

The tempered sweetness of this summery homemade dessert relies on in-season strawberries more than obscene amounts of sugar.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 16
Pepper and Egg Sandwich

Pepper and Egg Sandwich

Just like mom made. That’s what we’re hearing from folks who grew up hoovering this classic, quick, easy, cheap Italian staple any and all times of day.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 2
Oval casserole dish with spring asparagus and Asiago gratin, topped with coarse bread crumbs

Spring Asparagus and Asiago Gratin

Our easy and elegant solution when you buy not-quite-spring spears of asparagus from the grocery store? Just add cheese and butter and bread crumbs.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 30 M
  • 10

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
Baked Ricotta

Baked Ricotta

Entertaining gets no simpler than this rich, creamy, indulgent, elegant cheese spread made from three ingredients. Tasting is believing. Go on.

  • 10 M
  • 35 M
  • 34