Karen Lynch, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Karen Lynch has tested.

Black tray with a slab of cinnamon toast bars--brownie-like dessert made with brown sugar and cinnamon, two bars cut on the side

Cinnamon Toast Bars

Just like cinnamon toast. Except better. Your kids will worship you. So will your inner kid.

  • 10 M
  • 45 M
  • 6
Grilled Flank Steak With Chile Spice Rub

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
Milano Cookie

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.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 4 H
  • 8
Sheet pan of oven-roasted chicken thighs, topped with salt and pepper

Oven-Roasted Chicken Thighs

“Simple.” “Perfect.” “The moistest chicken with the crispest skin we’ve ever had.” That’s what folks are saying about this recipe.

  • 5 M
  • 45 M
  • 14
Tray of roast chicken pieces with pancetta, olives, and garlic cloves

Roast Chicken with Pancetta and Olives

“One of the best chicken recipes ever!” “Crisp-skinned.” “Juicy.” “Aromatic.” “Easy.” “Gorgeous.” “Heavenly.” That’s what we’re hearing from folks who’ve tried this preparation for chicken (or rabbit). Sorta makes you wanna try it, eh?

  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 27
Hershey Chocolate Cake

Hershey's Chocolate Cake

Forever? Completely? Sounds like words used only in conjunction with things that inspire lasting love. Like this cake.

  • 20 M
  • 55 M
  • 261
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.

  • 10 M
  • 45 M
  • 22
A grey plate half-filled with mac and cheese canapes, with a few resting beside the plate

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
Homemade Yellow Mustard

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
  • 42
Cheesy Cracker Squares

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

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?

  • 35 M
  • 45 M
  • 10
Simple Panzanella

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?!

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 45 M
  • 12