Joel Jenkins, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Joel Jenkins has tested.

An almost empty jar of slow cooker apple butter with a spoon resting on the jar and smear of the apple butter beside it.

Slow Cooker Apple Butter

Things don’t get much simpler or more satisfying than apples, sugar, and spice coaxed to loveliness. A simple autumn staple made in a slow cooker.

  • (2)
  • 45 M
  • 10 H
  • 18
Five corn dogs with sticks on a plate

Corn Dogs

This year, the state fair comes to you. Corn dog goodness in just 25 minutes. And with nary any effort. Seriously. Here’s proof.

  • (1)
  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 4
A white oval serving dish filled with pickled carrots.

Pickled Carrots

Perhaps the quickest pickles ever, these tongue-tinglingly tangy specimens stack flavor on flavor all in the span of a few minutes of work and a few hours of waiting.

  • (2)
  • 5 M
  • 45 M
  • 6
A bowl of spaghetti all'Aglio e Olio topped with olive oil and flakes of Parmesan cheese.

Spaghetti all’Aglio e Olio

This Italian classic is gonna bring ease to your everyday supper situation with its understated complexity and undeniable frugality.

  • (3)
  • 5 M
  • 20 M
  • 14
Square plate of a pile of grilled sweet and sticky sriracha drumsticks and grilled scallions

Sweet and Sticky Sriracha Drumsticks

Slightly sweet. Slightly sticky. Slightly spicy. Thoroughly irresistible. That’s what we think—and, more importantly, what we hear—about these easy grilled drumsticks.

  • (4)
  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 10
A white plate topped with beet salad with goat cheese and honey and watercress leaves.

Beet Salad With Goat Cheese and Honey

Roast beets until sweet enough to be considered dirt candy. Plonk on a place with tangy goat cheese, peppery greens, and a generous drizzle of honey. Lunch is done.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 2
A bacon Swiss burger topped with lettuce, tomato, and dill pickle chips.

Bacon Swiss Burger

This smash burger delivers a satisfying sizzle as the burgers meet heat and, even more satisfying, attain that elusive crusty exterior while maintaining an astoundingly juicy interior.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 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

For those of us who get a little anxious when we don’t have a bottle of hot sauce within reach. Unconventional? Yes. Comforting as the classic? Also yes.

  • (3)
  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 11
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