Karen Lynch, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Karen Lynch has tested.

Two glasses of green smoothie, one of them tipped over and spilled with two spinach leaves beside it.

Green Smoothie

Close your eyes and we swear you’d never guess this sweet, banana-y smoothie is suffused with good-for-you greens.

  • (6)
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 25
Two halved grilled cheese with onion jam on a wooden cutting board alongside a dish of onion jam and a butter knife.

Grilled Cheese with Onion Jam

Up your grilled cheese game with this riff on the classic that plays loose and easy with Cheddar, chutney, and caramelized onions.

  • (1)
  • 15 M
  • 40 M
  • 8

Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

Easy. Economical. On the table in 45 minutes. And essentially pork wrapped in more pork and roasted until crisp outside and juicily tender inside. Comfort food for when you need it.

  • (2)
  • 35 M
  • 45 M
  • 12
A roast pork loin with apples and onions scattered around it on a baking sheet.

Roast Pork Loin with Apples and Onions

This pork loin, with its fennel and garlic rub and apples and onions roasted on the same sheet pan, is about to become your new favorite supper salvation.

  • (24)
  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 74
A large bowl filled with grilled panzanella, with cherry tomatoes, torn bread, and basil leaves.

Grilled Panzanella Salad

This brashly untraditional panzanella grills the bread so you can dispense with waiting for stale bread. Still frugal. Still stunning. Still more than the sum of its parts.

  • (3)
  • 20 M
  • 45 M
  • 14
A metal shaker filled with egg cream.

Egg Cream

A soda fountain classic made with neither egg nor cream, this classic quencher is a summer staple for kids of all ages.

  • (2)
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 14
An overhead view of a glass of blueberry kale smoothie with a straw and some blueberries and kale scattered around the glass.

Blueberry Kale Smoothie

Tastes like “bananas and blueberries and creamy icy summertime.” That’s what folks are saying about this spectacularly simple smoothie that has made converts of even avowed kale loathers.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 2
A wooden bowl filled with homemade yellow mustard with a wooden spoon holding mustard seeds behind it.

Homemade Yellow Mustard

Why make your own mustard? Because you can. And if that’s not reason enough, there’s no comparison between this and the store-bought stuff. Enough said.

  • (6)
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 76
A glass half-filled with homemade almond milk with a serving knife resting in front of it.

Homemade Almond Milk

There’s literally no comparison between homemade almond milk and store-bought almond milk. None. No way. Nuh uh. Nope.

  • (4)
  • 15 M
  • 6 H, 15 M
  • 12
Shaved root vegetable salad in a grey bowl with a fork and spoon resting inside.

Shaved Root Vegetable Salad

Elegant evidence that salad need not be reserved for warmer months. A stunner of a salad in which humble root vegetables are elevated with peppery greens, fried pancetta, and Parmesan.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 4