Kara Vitek, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Kara Vitek has tested.

Windowpane Cookie Recipe

Windowpane Cookies

Wowsers! (We can’t really think of anything else to say about these stunning cookies, except they’re far easier to make than you’d expect.)

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 40 M
  • 2

Slow Cooker Cassoulet

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
Plum Almond Cake Recipe

Plum Almond Cake

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.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 35
Ultimate Margarita Recipe

Ultimate Margarita

A simple, clean break from tradition, this marg eschews cloying Cointreau in lieu of a splash of sweet agave.

  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 18
Roasted White Chocolate Brownies Recipe

White Chocolate Brownies

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
  • 2
White Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

White Chocolate Cupcakes

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

  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 32
Baked Ricotta Recipe

Baked Ricotta

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

  • 10 M
  • 35 M
  • 32
Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

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
Pumpkin Spice Cookies Recipe

Pumpkin Spice Cookies

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

  • 15 M
  • 4 H
  • 9
Cheddar Biscuits Recipe

Cheddar Biscuits

“Lovely.” “Perfectly light, fluffy, and irresistibly good.” “Easy peasy!” “Wow. Just wow.” That’s what folks are saying about these biscuits.

  • 15 M
  • 35 M
  • 4
Confetti Cookies Recipe

Confetti Cookies

Cloudy with a chance of sprinkles. That’s our forecast for anyone who wishes to recreate the sugar cookies of their childhood.

  • 25 M
  • 3 H, 30 M
  • 4
Nancy Drew Blondies Recipe

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