K. Zimmerman, Recipe Tester

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

A stack of bowls of Pumpkin Meringue Pie Ice Cream with a scoop

Pumpkin Meringue Pie Ice Cream

A cool, creamy version of our favorite pie. Pumpkin ice cream with chunks of crunchy crust and, get this, swirls of marshmallowy meringue.

A loaf of monkey bread--balls of caramel-coated bread dough dripping caramel sauce on a rectangle plate

Monkey Bread from Zoë François

A gooey, sweet, classic bread made from pull-apart blobs of brioche dough coated in a buttery, cinnamony caramel sauce that’s gonna distract you in the best possible way.

Coconut lime cookies drizzled with icing and garnished with lime zest on wax paper.

Coconut Lime Cookies

Think sugar cookie meets margarita. Or something like that. And just as difficult to stop at a single taste.

Four loaves of Ukrainian Easter bread, paska, with a bowl of colored eggs in front of them

Ukrainian Easter Bread ~ Paska

This slightly sweet bread is a big part of Easter celebrations in Ukraine and Eastern Europe. One taste and you’ll understand why.

Three stacks of chewy molasses cookies on a white marble cake stand.

Chewy Molasses Cookies

The holidays incarnate. That’s what these cookies are to us. They’re magnificently and traditionally spiced and are crinkly and chewy. All in the best possible sort of way.

Brown butter banana bread sheet cake on a wire rack, with a few pieces cut out and garnished with bananas and chopped nuts.

Brown Butter Banana Bread Sheet Cake

Sheet cakes are a great choice for a crowd or just for a Tuesday. Easy to bake, decorate, and transport and loved by all. This moist chocolate banana beauty is no exception.

A snowflake cookies frosted with royal icing on a granite background.

Snowflake Cookies

Snowflake cookies—no two exactly the same—that are enhanced with vanilla and orange zest. Lovely regardless of whether you go all glam and fancy them up…or not.

Thankful butterscotch cake in close-up with a large piece cut out and a slice in the foreground.

Thankful Butterscotch Cake

What’s with the thankfulness, you ask? For starters, this sleek, sophisticated, tender-crumbed cake smothered in butterscotch and stacked to the heavens.

One-bowl blueberry buckle in a metal loaf pan cooling on a wire rack, with a pink bowl filled with buckle and a scoop of ice cream.

One-Bowl Blueberry Buckle

Blueberry buckle is so easy to make but so hard to forget. Seriously–crispy edges, jammy blueberries, and tender cake in between. It’s perfection.

Diamond shaped chocolate pecan bars on a white background.

Chocolate Pecan Bars

A sweet treat that the kids can help make. Chocolate, sweet pecan filling, and buttery crust. But if you don’t want to share, we won’t tell.

2 chicken gyros filled with romaine, chicken, tomatoes, red onion, pepperoncinis, and tzatziki, with a bowl of tzatziki next to it.

Chicken Gyros

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

6 grilled chicken skewers piled on a wooden cutting board and sprinkled with slices of red onion and cilantro.

Grilled Chicken Skewers

Magnificently easy to marinate. Quick to toss on the grill. And distinctly Thai thanks to the lilt of coconut milk, fish sauce, cilantro, and curry.

A jar of pickled watermelon rind on a rack with a dish and spoon beside it.

Pickled Watermelon Rind

A Southern summer tradition that makes a sweet, tangy, and cinnamon spiced pickle. Not too sugary or tart, they make a perfect snack.

A frosty metal pan full of dark chocolate ice cream on a counter covered with sprinkles.

Dark Chocolate Ice Cream

Sultry as a summer night. That’s what we thought when we experienced this seductively smooth, devilishly dark chocolate ice cream that’s almost naughtily intense.

A yellow cake with chocolate frosting on a cake stand with a stack of plates beside it.

Yellow Cake with Chocolate Frosting

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

A pavlova with fresh berries on a wooden table outside.

Pavlova with Fresh Berries

If you’re looking for a stunning last course that’s spectacular and makes quite a statement, this pavlova is just the thing. Here’s how to make it.

Two individual blueberry pies on on a wooden table with forks beside them.

Blueberry Pie

The mere mention of blueberry pie sorta makes you wanna stop everything and sprint to the kitchen, doesn’t it?

Two speckled plates topped with apple, celery, and walnut salad with two forks and a napkin on the side.

Apple, Celery, and Walnut Salad

This spicy wake-up call for the ladies-who-lunch crowd is a riff on the classic that includes a little unexpected yet balanced heat.