Karen Lynch, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Karen Lynch has tested.

Squares of blondies with chocolate chips on parchment paper on a marble slab

Nancy Drew Blondies

Who knew the famous young detective baked blondies?! But not just any blondies. These blondies. The best blondies. Full of butterscotch goodness.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 45 M
  • 20
Mac and Cheese Canapes Recipe

Mac and Cheese Canapés

Fancy schmancy mac and cheese canapés? Why not? Plop these lovelies on a silver platter alongside flutes of Champagne or tuck them into a lunch box.

  • 25 M
  • 40 M
  • 20
Milano Cookie Recipe

Milano Cookies

Forget Pepperidge Farm. Where’s the satisfaction in just ripping the bag open? Where’s the longing that comes with anticipation? Right here with these homemade Milanos.

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  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 4 H
  • 12
Homemade Yellow Mustard Recipe

Homemade Yellow Mustard

Why make your own mustard? Because you can. And if that’s not reason enough, this recipe is all natural, with no sugar.

  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 34
Cheesy Cracker Squares Recipe

Cheese Crackers

Yup. We went there. To that homemade Cheez-It place. Go ahead. Admit it. You’re awfully glad that we did.

  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 16
Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin Recipe

Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

Pork wrapped in bacon and roasted until crisp outside and tender inside. Easy. Economical. On the table in 45 minutes. Any objections?

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  • 35 M
  • 45 M
  • 8
Simple Panzanella Recipe

Panzanella

This brashly untraditional panzanella grills the bread so you can dispense with waiting a day for stale bread. It also tosses in fresh mozzarella because, well, when is cheese ever a bad thing?!

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  • 20 M
  • 45 M
  • 12
Grilled Flank Steak With Chile Spice Rub Recipe

Grilled Flank Steak

If you can master this über basic recipe, you can grill a steak waaaaay better than any of your friends. Promise.

  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 4
Spiced Sweet Milk Tea Recipe

Spiced Milk Tea

This classic spiced milk tea is made with chai spices and—are you ready?!—sweetened condensed milk. It’s ridiculously lovely.

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  • 5 M
  • 10 M
  • 4
Peruvian Chicken Recipe

Peruvian Chicken

Tastes just like the terrific pollo a la brasa with the insane green sauce at the local Peruvian joint—minus the long wait in line.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 23
Homemade Nut Butter Recipe

Homemade Nut Butter

“Really super easy.” “So good, I made it twice.” “Pure joy.” That’s what folks are saying about this homemade nut butter recipe.

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 0