Joel Jenkins, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Joel Jenkins has tested.

Seven dirt bombs cooling on a wire rack, and one in a bowl of cinnamon sugar

Dirt Bombs

These wonders of wonders are irresistible cakey donuts baked in muffin tins that are spiked with nutmeg and cardamom and rolled in melted butter and cinnamon sugar.

  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 2
A bowl of healthy egg drop soup with shredded chicken, green onions, broccoli rabe, noodles, and sprouts

Healthy Egg Drop Soup

A somewhat healthier riff on egg drop soup, this quick little number is the perfect way to nourish the soul AND chase away those cold weather sniffs, sneezes, and blues.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
Cutting board and knife with a salt and pepper rib eye steak

Salt and Pepper Rib Eye Steak

Rib eye steak. Salt. Pepper. Flame. And this technique. That’s all it takes to create one of the most superlative suppers known to man.

  • 40 M
  • 1 H, 50 M
  • 16
Cast iron skillet with white bean shakshuka--whit beans, tomatoes, feta cheese, eggs, and parsley

White Bean Shakshuka

An already soul-satisfying Middle Eastern classic made even more enticing thanks to the addition of white beans and charred vegetables.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 50 M
  • 0
A grilled cheese sandwich with peppers is cut in half and stacked on a china plate with a jar of pepper jelly on the side

Grilled Cheese with Peppers

This unconventional grilled cheese with peppers is pretty much grilled cheese for those of us who get a little anxious when we don’t have a bottle of hot sauce within reach. Unconventional yet still as comforting as the classic.

  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 4
Potato and Chickpea Stew

Potato and Chickpea Stew

Yet another failproof recipe from Deborah Madison that’s hearty and healthy and satisfying beyond words.

  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 6
A bowl of devil's curry--chunks of chicken thighs, potatoes, and curry paste with naan bread on the side

Devil’s Curry

Don’t let the name of this Malaysian classic terrify you. Whether you love sweat-inducing, throat-tickling, gasping-for-water heat or prefer something milder, you’ll find what you want here, tailoring the chiles to whatever your fancy.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 0
A bowl of roasted curried cauliflower mixed with onions and topped with cilantro

Roasted Curried Cauliflower

After tasting this richly spiced yet surprisingly nuanced recipe we asked them to try, someone suggested we change our name to “Leite’s Cauliflower.” Hmmm…

  • 35 M
  • 1 H
  • 4
A dry-brined turkey, with rich brown skin on a white plate with sage

Dry Brine Turkey

All the juicy, tender perks of brining. None of the fuss of finding a container large enough to contain a turkey and cramming it in your already overstuffed fridge.

  • 30 M
  • 1 D, 4 H
  • 2

Moroccan Mull

Essentially a tart pomegranate tonic that’s similar to mulled wine but, since it lacks booze and is definitely not overly sweet, can be enjoyed without any fear of over-indulgence. We’ll drink to that!

  • 10 M
  • 30 M
  • 2
An Indian-style platter with pan-fried green beans and almonds topped with ground coriander, nearby a serving fork and spoon

Pan-Fried Green Beans and Almonds

You’ll never look at green beans the same way again after experiencing these crisp yet tender specimens with an intensified green beaniness and some intriguing bling from almonds and spices.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 25 M
  • 0
Candied Pecans

Candied Pecans

“Irresistible.” “The perfect combination of sweet, salt, spice, and crunch.” “We. Can. NOT. Stop. Eating. Them.” “Absolutely perfect.” That’s what we’re hearing about these candied pecans.

  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 22