Karen Depp, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Karen Depp has tested.

Karen Depp

Karen, a former retailer businesswoman for 15 years, began cooking in the 4th grade with her best friend, making applesauce in her backyard using a candle, an aluminum tart tin, and a paring knife. Always the adept Ms. Depp, she advanced to cakes and cookies by the 6th grade. And her skills just continued as she grew into adulthood. The highlight of her culinary career, she likes to say, was being admitted to the hallowed halls of LC Testerville. Alas, her first attempt at testing wasn’t so hallowed and resulted in her setting her oven on fire. (We have it on good authority the conflagration had nothing to do with us; her oven was limping along on its last BTU.) Karen’s says any claim to fame in the realm of cooking comes only from her relationship to good cooks—her mother, two chef brothers-in-law, and a CIA-trained nephew, who worked with Emeril in New Orleans. As for her side of the family, her sister and she are usually barred from the kitchen when the talk comes around to dinner! They watch a lot of football and eat a lot of corn dogs with canned chili.

Horseradish Cream Recipe

Horseradish Cream

Matzoh. Roast beef. Lamb.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 0
Prosecco and Aperol Cocktail Recipe

Prosecco and Aperol Cocktail

Elegant. Classic. Magical in all ways. That’s what folks are saying about this little lovely. Cin cin, indeed.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 6
Hummus Recipe

Hummus

Let’s get clear about what hummus is and what it ain’t. Hummus, as made in Israel, tastes like hummus. It’s not fancy. But it is perfect.

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  • 10 M
  • 1 H
  • 8
Korean Chicken Wings Recipe

Korean Chicken Wings

Know that elusive balance of crisp yet moist, sorta sweet but with some heat, that most wings fail miserably to achieve? These nail it.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
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.

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 13
Waffle Iron Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe

Waffle Iron Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Dust off that waffle iron. You’re going to want to give these crisped dimples and the ooey, gooey cheese they contain a whirl.

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  • 5 M
  • 10 M
  • 8
Irish Coffee Recipe

Irish Coffee

A better way to start your day. Uh, we mean, end your day. That’s what we meant. Yes. End it. Ahem.

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  • 5 M
  • 10 M
  • 0
Rosemary Carrot Puree Recipe

Rosemary Carrot Puree

This one’s for the gluten-free, dairy-free, low-carb, and Paleo peeps. It’s unlike anything you’ve ever had, we guarantee it.

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  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 3
Apple Cider Vinaigrette Recipe

Apple Cider Vinaigrette

This slightly sweet, subtly tangy, entirely apple-y vinaigrette recipe is going to come in far more handy than you can ever imagine.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 2
One-Bowl Mocha Brownies Recipe

One-Bowl Mocha Brownies

If you’re going to splurge on brownies, you may as well, you know, SPLURGE on brownies. But not in terms of effort or expense.

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  • 10 M
  • 45 M
  • 2
Prosciutto Parmesan Puffs

Prosciutto-Parmesan Puffs

David divulges his fetish for puff porn, a habit that conveniently requires no confession with Father Fraga come Saturday afternoon.

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  • 20 M
  • 45 M
  • 56
Barbecued Pork Burgers with Slaw

Barbecue Pork Burgers

A weeknight riff on slow-roasted pulled pig and burgers that juxtaposes tangy barbecue sauce, sweet pork, and old-fashioned slaw. All in a jiffy.

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  • 25 M
  • 30 M
  • 18
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