Joanna Burnett, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Joanna Burnett has tested.

Joanna Burnett

Joanna cultivated a love of cooking as a child alongside her grandmother. Curiosity led to experimentation and exploration of new foods, flavors, and recipes. Following new foods and flavor combinations and knowing successful pairings is one part of the journey to a new recipe. Among friends and family, she is well known as the Biscotti Queen, and frequently shares her delicious creations to an often demanding crowd.

Joanna participates in several local supper clubs and this brings her great satisfaction and joy. Her enthusiasm for the monthly theme and her attention to detail mean many wonderful hours spent researching ingredients and recipes. This process allows Joanna to showcase a delicious and visually beautiful dish.

As a culinary assistant, a recipe demonstration assistant, assisting with food photography, and private chef duties, she has been able to explore the great diversity that food research and preparation provides. She is especially proud to be a volunteer baker for For Goodness Cakes in which volunteers make and hand-deliver birthday & graduation cakes to children in foster care and youth facing adversity on their special day.

If you dropped by Joanna’s house, you just might find her experimenting and creating a new dish while indulging in her love of true crime TV on the Investigation Discovery Channel.

Two round hash brown waffles on white plates, topped with sour cream, bacon, and chives.

Crispy Hash Brown Waffles

Looking for a healthy breakfast idea that the whole family will love? These hash brown waffles, which can be made with potatoes or cauliflower, or a mixture of both check all of those boxes.

A wooden box filled with banana topped muffins.

Banana Topped Muffins

Banana lovers unite! These easy muffins are crammed with as much banana as possible and then topped with more.

Three grilled pork burgers topped with coleslaw and yum yum sauce on a wooden serving tray.

Grilled Pork Burgers

Smoky grilled pork burgers, crunchy coleslaw, and creamy yum yum sauce, all in one unbelievably good handheld package. You’re welcome.

A highball filled with a long margarita, ice, a lime wedge, and a dish of chili salt for rimming on the side

Long Margarita

A variation on our favorite Mexican cocktail, this long margarita includes tequila, Cointreau, and lime soda.

A blue bowl filled with kale, pecans, green apple, and cilantro on a wooden table.

Cilantro Kale Salad

This herby vegan kale salad makes up for other boring salads. Tart apples, pecans, and a creamy dressing give a blast of taste and texture you’ll love.

A frosty, hollowed out lemon wih leaf, filled with pale lemon sorbet on a glass plate.

Sparkling Lemon Sorbet

A refreshing finish to dinner, or just to cleanse your palate, this sparkling sorbet is easy and utterly delish.

A bowl of bright green cilantro chutney on a blood wooden table with a flower napkin and cilantro leaves.

Cilantro Peanut Chutney

A bright and herby chutney, that’s packed with garlic and lime. And it has peanuts, an unexpected ingredient that adds just a little touch of umami that won’t go unnoticed.

A bowl of chilled cucumber soup with a spoon resting inside.

Chilled Cucumber Soup

This cool yogurt-based soup is ideal on those sweltering days when you don’t feel like heating up the kitchen.

A piece of smoked salmon with bourbon marinade on a baking sheet with lemon slices and a fork.

Smoked Salmon with Bourbon Marinade

Give your smoker something to look forward to—sweet tea and bourbon are a swoon-worthy marinade for a salmon fillet. Leftovers are perfect for bagels and cream cheese.

Pieces of chicken Marbella, topped with plums and herbs, with olives scattered around, on a white platter.

Chicken Marbella

One of the Silver Palate’s most cherished recipes, this has been a mainstay in the dinner rotation of home cooks for decades. Perhaps it’s time you give it a try.

A person cutting a slice from a loaf of whole wheat banana bread on a white cutting board.

Whole-Wheat Banana Bread

Folks are waxing poetic about this banana bread. Full of flaxseed and maple syrup, it’s nutritious and just indulgent enough.

A rectangular dish filled with curry chicken pot pie and topped with puff pastry.

Curry Chicken Pot Pie

East meets west when warming Indian spices collide with traditional chicken pot pie. Guaranteed to leave you feeling sated and sublime.

A white plate topped with curried steamed mussels in a creamy sauce.

Curried Steamed Mussels

Steamed mussels go from standard to superlative when doused in a delicate curry-white wine broth spiked with shallots, garlic, lime, and cream.