Julie Houser, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Julie Houser has tested.

Six coffee-crusted grilled pork chops on a speckled platter.

Coffee Crusted Grilled Pork Chops

“Wow!” “Off-the-charts good!” “Divine.” “Amazingly juicy and tender.” “A definite keeper.” That’s what we’re hearing about these subtly and beguilingly spiced chops.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 25 M
  • 6
A jar of homemade dish soap in a bowl with a spoon resting inside it.

Homemade Dish Soap

This natural alternative to overpriced, chemical-laden liquid dish soap is inexpensive, effective, and gentle on hands. Doesn’t get much more practical than that.

A rimmed baking sheet with rows of Southern buttermilk biscuits.

Southern Buttermilk Biscuits

“Spectacular.” “Sinful.” “Easy.” “Airy.” “Buttery.” “Lofty.” “Perfect.” That’s what folks are saying about these lovely buttermilk biscuits.

  • (11)
  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 88
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…

  • (2)
  • 35 M
  • 1 H
  • 4
Apple Cider Glaze

Spicy Apple Cider-Mustard Glaze

Savory, spicy, tangy, and oh so easy, this sticky apple cider glaze is the essence of autumn. Gussies up all manner of chicken and pork.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 3 H
  • 0
Hostess Cupcakes

Homemade Hostess Cupcakes

Unequivocally and unspeakably better than those preservative-laden, shrink-wrapped cake imposters you grew up on. Swear.

  • (2)
  • 40 M
  • 3 H
  • 12
A jalapeno mint julep in a pewter julep cup, topped with a mint sprig and jalapeno slice.

Jalapeno Mint Julep

Always craved a little something more as you’ve knocked back your mint julep? Then you need this jalapeño mint julep recipe.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 35 M
  • 0
Several palmiers on a wire rack.

Palmiers

These flaky French pastries are dainty, diminutive, and irresistible as can be (typed while licking the sugar from our fingers).

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 50 M
  • 2