Jo Ann Brown, Recipe Tester

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

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.

  • (15)
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 56
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
  • 21
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.

  • (5)
  • 25 M
  • 30 M
  • 33
Half of a homemade KIND bar with a piece broken off.

Homemade KIND Bars

Nuts. Seeds. Dried fruits. The only thing missing is the fancy cellphone wrapping and the steep price tag. (Did we mention they’re gluten-free?)

  • (10)
  • 15 M
  • 35 M
  • 61
A pork belly porchetta on a cutting board with four slices carved from the end and a carving fork and knife resting beside the meat.

Pork Belly Porchetta

The infatuation with all things pork belly continues. Here it’s infused with herbs and left to cook low and slow until mind-bendingly tender and flavorful.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 4 H
  • 10