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
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
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
Wheat Beer Chicken Recipe

Wheat Beer Roasted Chicken

This is one besotted bird. As in blotto. Blitzed. Buzzed. Boozy. Not that we’re complaining. Nope. Not at all.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 4
Goat Cheese with Olives, Lemon and Thyme

Goat Cheese with Olives, Lemon, and Thyme

Words sort of escape us when we attempt to describe just how simple, stunning, and scrumptious we find this dish. Just…wow.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 25 M
  • 6
Broiled Buffalo Wings

Broiled Buffalo Wings

These lip-tingling wings boast far, far fewer calories than what you’d get at the neighborhood bar. Not that anyone will notice….

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 40 M
  • 6
Blue Cheese Dressing

Blue Cheese Dip

Tired of settling for an ordinary blue cheese dip that practically necessitates a search party to locate a stray chunk of cheese swimming in mayo? This one won’t disappoint.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 0
Chocolate Babka

Chocolate Babka

Babkalicious! Best babka ever! Holy Cow! Holy Babka! Those are just some of the responses we’re hearing ’bout this indulgent loaf of buttery, chocolatey, Jewishy goodness.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H
  • 4 H
  • 16
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