Karen Taylor, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Karen Taylor has tested.

Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe

This old fashioned cocktail, a riff on the classic, is slightly spicy and not too sweet and nothing if not pretty darn close to perfect.

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  • 5 M
  • 1 H
  • 0

English Muffin Bread Recipe

Incomparably easier than traditional English muffins yet with all the requisite nooks and crannies that God—and the British—intended.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 0

Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes

“Like the best diner pancakes of your life.” “This is going to replace my standard pancake recipe.” That’s what folks are saying about these ‘cakes.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 10

Chicken Enchilada Recipe With Green Sauce

“Sooo easy.” “Incredible.” “I may never use store-bought sauce again.” That’s what folks are saying about this super simple Tex-Mex standby.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 8

Oven-Roasted Chicken Thighs Recipe

“Simple.” “Perfect.” “The moistest chicken with the crispest skin we’ve ever had.” That’s what folks are saying about this recipe.

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  • 5 M
  • 45 M
  • 8

Egg in a Hole

A childhood classic perfected, thanks to brioche, egg, butter, and even a sprinkle of sugar or Parmesan cheese, if you please.

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  • 10 M
  • 20 M
  • 17

Sweet Tea Cocktail

Sweet tea. Whiskey. Lemon juice. Sounds like a sassy summertime take on a hot toddy to us.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 6

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

Classic Cream Caramels

Quite possibly the easiest caramel recipe we’ve ever encountered. But that’s not why we make it. One taste and you’ll understand.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H
  • 9

Blueberry and Tomato Summer Salad for One

There’s a week or two midsummer when blueberries and tomatoes hit their peak. That’s the time to make this salad. Ready? Go!

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 0

Iced Tea Lollies

Cold-brewed iced tea as you’ve never quite experienced it before. (Dare we suggest an Arnold Palmer variation?) You’re welcome.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 4

Miso Cod

This five-ingredient fix, a restaurant classic as well as a simple weeknight supper, will have you practicing your acceptance speech.

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  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 12

Lemon Meltaway Cookies

Lovely and delicate, these shortbread cookies with a lemony lilt have a crunch that gives way to sweet, sweet nothingness.

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 4

Autumn Root Vegetable Purée

This stealthily healthy mash delivers the color of fall foliage right to your table—and just may make you reconsider why you think you don’t like root vegetables.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
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