Joan Osborne, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Joan Osborne has tested.

A cast-iron skillet filled with a cooked sweet potato cornbread with two pats of butter on top and a dish of butter pats beside it.

Sweet Potato Cornbread

We could blather on and on about this surprising (and stealthy healthy) riff on a Southern classic that everyone is swearing is the best cornbread they’ve ever had.

  • (12)
  • 15 M
  • 50 M
  • 65
Sweet potato wedges piled on a white serving platter.

Sweet Potato Wedges

These subtly spiced, lightly crisped sweet potato wedges will have everyone clamoring for more–and, we dare say, no one guessing they’re healthful.

  • (1)
  • 10 M
  • 35 M
  • 16
A bowl of Cuban black bean soup with a wooden ladle next to a yellow plate filled with white rice.

Cuban Black Bean Soup

This Havana-style black bean soup is gonna surprise you with just how intensely flavored it is despite calling for inexpensive everyday ingredients.

  • (2)
  • 40 M
  • 3 H, 15 M
  • 14
A white plate topped with chunky ranch-style home fries topped with a fried egg.

Chunky Ranch-Style Home Fries

Just like what you’d find at your local diner. Swear. Just simple ingredients cooked slow and patiently until they’re crisp on the outside, tender on the inside, and tempting through and through.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 0
A white plate of pan-fried bananas with brandy that have been drizzle with coconut cream with a fork resting on either side.

Pan-Fried Bananas with Brandy

Boozy bananas are lavished with a cheater’s caramel sauce made with butter, brandy, and brown sugar in this outrageously simple riff on a Southern classic. No flames required.

  • (1)
  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 4
Two individual servings of chocolate mouse in glass tumblers served on a small plate with a silver spoon resting beside.

Chocolate Mousse for One

This sophisticated chocolate fix draws on just three ingredients, comes together in minutes, and is satiating beyond belief.

  • (4)
  • 5 M
  • 20 M
  • 23
Two English crumpet on a white plate, each topped with a pat of butter.

English Crumpets

Crumpets with butter. How very English. And how very enticing according to everyone who’s tried this authentic homemade version.

  • (1)
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 2
Six one-bowl mocha brownies on wood

One-Bowl Mocha Brownies

If you’re going to splurge on brownies, you may as well, you know, SPLURGE on brownies. But not in terms of effort or expense. Just taste. These brownies handle it splendidly.

  • (2)
  • 10 M
  • 45 M
  • 6
Cocoa muffins piled on top of each other on a white cake platter.

Cocoa Muffins

Those of us who prefer a restrained sweetness and a more pronounced cocoa taste will adore these muffins. Nothing overtly sweet here. And we’re okay with that.

  • (11)
  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 31