Kara Vitek, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Kara Vitek has tested.

Plum Almond Cake Recipe

Haute yet homey, this rustic Italian cake with its delicate crumb and pockets of jammy plum awesomeness will cause you to anticipate plum season like never, ever before.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 26

Pappardelle with Amazing Slow Cooked Meat Recipe

A show of hands, please. Who swoons to meat that’s slowly imbued with wine and aromatics and then tossed atop pasta? Just as we thought.

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  • 40 M
  • 3 H, 40 M
  • 72

Baked Ricotta Recipe

Entertaining gets no simpler than this rich, creamy, indulgent, elegant cheese spread. Tasting is believing. Go on.

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  • 10 M
  • 35 M
  • 28

Pumpkin Spice Cookies

“Soft, spicy, holiday memory-invoking.” “Spiced perfectly.” “So easy.” “Lovely.” That’s what folks are saying about these.

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  • 15 M
  • 4 H
  • 9

Cheddar Biscuits

“Lovely.” “Perfectly light, fluffy, and irresistibly good.” “Easy peasy!” “Wow. Just wow.” That’s what folks are saying about these biscuits.

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  • 15 M
  • 35 M
  • 4

Confetti Cookies Recipe

Cloudy with a chance of sprinkles. That’s our forecast for anyone who wishes to recreate the sugar cookies of their childhood.

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  • 25 M
  • 3 H, 30 M
  • 2

Nancy Drew Blondies

Who knew the famous young detective baked blondies? And not just any blondies. These blondies. The best blondies ever.

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  • 10 M
  • 45 M
  • 20

Compost Cookies®

Don’t knock this till you try its buttery, potato chip-y, chocolate-y, coffee-y goodness. Trust us on this.

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  • 35 M
  • 2 H
  • 2

Roast Pork Loin with Apples and Onions

Meat. Vegetables. Fruit. Flavor. Ease. All in one roasting pan. Sounds like the perfect supper to us. Don’t you agree?

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 24

Feta Dip

Looking for an excuse to invite folks over? Here it is. Less than 10 minutes from start to wipe-the-creamy-dip-from-your-lips finish.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 10

Slow Cooker Cassoulet Recipe

No, this isn’t quite the classic cooked-for-days cassoulet you’ll find in Gascony. This is cassoulet casserole. You’ll find no complaints here.

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  • 1 H
  • 10 H, 45 M
  • 15

Easy Cincinnati Chili

Regardless of whether you’re from Cincinnati or have ever experienced Cincinnati chili, you’ve gotta try this recipe. Trust us.

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 13

Gingersnap Cookies

True to their name, these little lovelies practically snap when you take a nibble. We love truth in advertising.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 8

Windowpane Cookies

Wowsers! (We can’t really think of anything else to say about these stunning cookies, except they’re far easier to make than you’d expect.)

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 40 M
  • 2
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