Mary Joan L., Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Mary Joan L. has tested.

A woman holding a small batch of Rice Krispies treats for two on a piece of wax paper.

Rice Krispies Treats for Two

The perfect solution when you need a last-moment sweet something or crave a little something sweet but don’t want an entire pan sitting around to tempt you.

  • (3)
  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 6
Two loaves of artisan bread and a jar of Campari citrus marmalade, with a slice of bread smeared with the marmalade on a wooden cutting board.

Campari Citrus Marmalade

A little sweeter (and a lot more vibrant) than traditional English marmalade thanks to the notable presence and complexity of the classic Italian apéritif. Here’s how to make it.

  • Quick Glance
  • 3 H
  • 5 H
  • 0
Three eggnog ice pops with wooden popsicle sticks.

Eggnog Ice Pops

Don’t pour that last bit of eggnog down the drain! Here’s the ultimate use for it.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 12 H, 15 M
  • 0
A canning jar filled with pickled wild mushrooms and a sprig of thyme.

Pickled Wild Mushrooms

So easy to toss together. So understated yet sophisticated. So wise in capturing and preserving something during its season.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 1 D
  • 0
Nine slices of raspberry peach coffee cake with a bowl of raspberries nearby and some more raspberries scattered around the cake.

Raspberry Peach Coffee Cake

Oh baby. We wait all year for stone fruits to be in season so we can make this. Ideal for breakfast, desert, and everything in between.

  • Quick Glance
  • 35 M
  • 1 H, 55 M
  • 2
Person holding a plate of fried pork dumplings, with a bowl of black pepper scallion dipping sauce

Fried Pork Dumplings

Call them fried pork dumplings, Chinese dumplings, or even potstickers. Whatever you do, don’t call them difficult to make. So much easier to make than you’d ever imagine.

  • (1)
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 6
A chipped pot filled with apple pie moonshine, apple wedges and whole spices with a tray of glasses filled with the moonshine beside it.

Apple Pie Moonshine

Become your own bootlegger. Start with vodka, toss in some apples and spices, and wait overnight. That’s it. Then splash it in a punch bowl, pour it into Mason jars or just keep it all to yourself and indulge in a nip once in a while.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 10 H, 30 M
  • 2
Casserole dish of acquacotta maremmana, a thick, slow-cooked stew of vegetables, poured over a slice of stale bread with poached eggs on top

Acquacotta

Acquacotta. It may become your new favorite word after you take a taste of it. Sorta like shakshuka, it’s Italian bread soup from southern Tuscany that’s essentially tomatoes, onions, and chiles gilded with poached eggs and a little Parmesan.

  • Quick Glance
  • 40 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 0