Kara Vitek, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Kara Vitek has tested.

Momofuku Milk Bar's Compost Cookies Recipe

Compost Cookies®

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

  • Quick Glance
  • 35 M
  • 2 H
  • 2
Roast Pork Loin with Apples and Onions Recipe

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
  • 14
Yogurt, Feta, Olive Dip Recipe

Feta Dip

If you’ve been looking for an excuse to invite folks over this summer, here it is. Less than 10 minutes from start to wipe-the-creamy-dip-from-your-lips.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 8
Slow Cooker Cassoulet Recipe

Slow Cooker Cassoulet

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.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H
  • 10 H, 45 M
  • 15
Easy Cincinnati Chili Recipe

Easy Cincinnati Chili

Regardless of whether you’re from Cincinnati or have ever experienced Cincinnati chili, you need to try this recipe. Seriously.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 13
Gingersnap Cookie Recipe

Gingersnap Cookies

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

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 6
Windowpane Cookie Recipe

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
Classic Beef Meatballs Recipe

Classic Beef Meatballs

Know that little ditty about how some poor hungry soul’s meatballs were lost when somebody sneezed? It always makes us sad.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 3
Creamed Spinach Recipe

Creamed Spinach

This roux-less—and fuss-less—creamed spinach isn’t quite the classic, though no one’s complaining about that.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 0
Ultimate Margarita Recipe

Ultimate Margarita

A simple, clean break from tradition, this marg eschews cloying Cointreau in lieu of a splash of sweet agave.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 16
Skillet Steak Peperonata Recipe

Skillet Steak Peperonata

Wanna know how to stretch a single steak into supper for four without seeming skimpy? Your answer awaits.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 45 M
  • 2
White Chocolate Cupcake Recipe

White Chocolate Cupcakes

Fine-crumbed and sparely sweet, these sophisticated little cakes do wonders for white chocolate’s tarnished reputation.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 20
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