Kara Vitek, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Kara Vitek has tested.

Roast Pork Loin with Apples and Onions

This roast pork loin with apples and onions and its caramelized sweetness and fall-apart tenderness is your new favorite recipe.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 34

White Chocolate Brownies Recipe

These white chocolate brownies are a little like blondies with their gooey goodness. And yet they’re every bit as rich as your favorite fudge brownies.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 0

White Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

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

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 30

Baked Ricotta Recipe

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

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 35 M
  • 32

Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe

So tantalizingly crisp at the edges, tender but not mushy at the center, and lovely through and through they’ll haunt you forever. (In a good way.)

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 40 M
  • 2

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.

  • Quick Glance
  • 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.

  • Quick Glance
  • 40 M
  • 3 H, 40 M
  • 76

Pumpkin Spice Cookies

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

  • Quick Glance
  • 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.

  • Quick Glance
  • 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.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 3 H, 30 M
  • 4

Nancy Drew Blondies

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

  • Quick Glance
  • 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.

  • Quick Glance
  • 35 M
  • 2 H
  • 2

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.

  • Quick Glance
  • 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.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H
  • 10 H, 45 M
  • 15
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