Kara Vitek, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Kara Vitek has tested.

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
  • 9
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
  • 3
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
  • 0
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
Chocolate Chip Crisps Recipe

Chocolate Chip Crisps

We’re not certain what exactly to call these diminutive, dunkable desserts that are crunchy as a cracker, less sweet than a cookie.

  • Quick Glance
  • 50 M
  • 2 H, 20 M
  • 24
Chocolate Cookie Recipe

Chocolate Cookies

Some things are so good you want to eat ‘em all yourself. And some are so good you can’t help but share. These are the latter.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
Shrimp Ceviche Recipe

Shrimp Ceviche

A soupy, tomatoey ceviche that draws on the presence of lime, orange, and peanut butter—that’s right, peanut butter.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H
  • 3 H, 20 M
  • 0
Baked Ricotta Recipe

Baked Ricotta

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

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 35 M
  • 14
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