K. Zimmerman, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes K. Zimmerman has tested.

A giant skillet cinnamon roll in a black cast iron pan half cover with cream cheese icing

Skillet Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon rolls just got even better thanks to crisp, golden edges that come from being baked in a classic cast iron skillet. Make a single ginormous roll or more modest individual rolls.

  • 45 M
  • 7 H, 35 M
  • 6
A white bowl filled with French vanilla ice cream with a blue spoon resting beside.

French Vanilla Ice Cream

For vanilla ice cream purists, nothing competes with a recipe that relies on just the essentials: milk, sugar, vanilla bean, eggs, and cream.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 0
Bowls of watermelon, tomato, feta, herbs, and red onion for making the watermelon tomato feta salad.

Tomato Watermelon Feta Salad

All your summer favorites collide in this kaleidoscopic salad that’s equally stunning when layered in a jar or simply tossed in a bowl.

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 0
A yellow cake with chocolate frosting on a white cake stand

Yellow Cake with Chocolate Frosting

And you thought that boxed yellow cake mix and canned chocolate frosting you inhaled as a kid were good. This version may make you rethink your childhood.

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  • 40 M
  • 5 H
  • 0
Two chicken gyros filled with chicken, red onion, romaine, tomato, and tzatziki with a bowl of tzatziki beside them.

Chicken Gyros

A Mediterranean classic that’s healthy as can be although you’d never guess it from the indulgent taste.

  • 40 M
  • 2 H, 45 M
  • 2
Nine slices of raspberry peach coffee cake with a bowl of raspberries nearby and some more raspberries scattered around the cake.

Raspberry Peach Coffee Cake

Oh baby. We wait all year for stone fruits to be in season so we can make this. Ideal for breakfast, desert, and everything in between.

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  • 35 M
  • 1 H, 55 M
  • 2
A bowl of healthy egg drop soup with shredded chicken, green onions, broccoli rabe, noodles, and sprouts

Healthy Egg Drop Soup

A somewhat healthier riff on egg drop soup, this quick little number is the perfect way to nourish the soul AND chase away those cold weather sniffs, sneezes, and blues.

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  • 25 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
A cast-iron skillet filled with chocolate brownie

Skillet Brownies

Intensely gooey, fudgy, crunchy-edged, gluten-free brownie loveliness that are easy to make and even easier to make disappear.

  • 15 M
  • 40 M
  • 4
Four small crocks of pumpkin pots de creme--pumpkin pudding topped with crumbled cookie and whipped cream

Pumpkin Pots de Crème

These fancy-sounding desserts are essentially creamy custards that come together with very little time or effort from half-and-half, brown sugar, pumpkin, eggs, and warm spices. So good you’re gonna want them year round.

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  • 25 M
  • 4 H, 30 M
  • 0
A loaf of monkey bread--balls of caramel-coated bread dough dripping caramel sauce on a rectangle plate

Monkey Bread

A gooey, sweet, classic cake made from pull-apart blobs of brioche dough coated in a buttery, cinnamony caramel sauce. Easy as can be to make. And fun as heck to eat.

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  • 45 M
  • 7 H, 5 M
  • 0
Spicy Snowflake Cookies

Spicy Snowflake Cookies

Christmas cookies that are as dramatic to behold as they are delicious to nosh. Swear. From everyone’s favorite food scientist, Shirley O. Corriher

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  • 1 H
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 0
A black platter with golden brown herb butter chicken, roasted onion, a lemon wedge, and sprigs of thyme and oregano by Dorie Greenspan

Roast Chicken with Herb Butter

Just when you thought you were unable to come up with yet another variation on roast chicken that didn’t bore you out of your mind, along comes Dorie Greenspan with this simple yet surprisingly lovely rendition.

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  • 30 M
  • 2 H
  • 0