Karen Taylor, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Karen Taylor has tested.

Six heart Linzer cookies being dusted with confectioners' sugar

Linzer Heart Cookies

Baking a batch of these cinnamon-scented, hazelnut-inflected, raspberry-jamwiched Linzer cookies is nothing if not a testament to your heart most definitely being in the right place.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 3 H
  • 2
Slices of glazed nutmeg pound cake on a white cutting board

Nutmeg Cake

This spice cake is soaked with rum syrup, making a lovely, albeit slightly boozy, gift when wrapped in parchment and tied with a bow.

  • (6)
  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 25
A southside cocktail on a napkin on a silver tray with a potato chip and sprig of mint beside it.

Southside Cocktail

Mint. Muddled. Mine. When we’ve got this gin-based mojito on our minds, those are about the only words we can muster. Well, maybe add “More.”

  • (1)
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 12
Sliced tomatoes with blueberries and crumbled feta scattered on top and a sprig of basil for garnish.

Blueberry and Tomato Salad

There’s a week or two midsummer when peak blueberry and tomato seasons overlap. You’ve been warned. Go.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 0
A chili cheddar burger on a bun half with cheese sauce being poured over it.

Chili-Cheddar Burger

This compelling chili and Cheddar burger is what it is. No apologies. Simply wrap your hands around the messy spectacularness and settle in for the real deal.

  • (1)
  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 5
A white bowl half filled with breakfast quinoa, topped with chopped pistachios with a spoon resting in the bowl.

Breakfast Quinoa

A quietly, healthily, nuttily pleasing alternative to your same old oats. Go on. You know you want to try it. So get your quinoa on.

  • (2)
  • 10 M
  • 40 M
  • 20
A loaf of English muffin bread with two slices cut from the end on a wooden board.

English Muffin Bread

Incomparably easier than traditional English muffins yet with all the requisite nooks and crannies that God—and the British—intended.

  • (2)
  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 8
Two mugs, one empty and the other filled with Irish coffee on a white wooden table.

Irish Coffee

A better way to start your day. Uh, we mean, end your day. That’s what we meant. Yes. End it. Ahem.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 10 M
  • 0
A piece of cooked miso cod in a stainless steel skillet that is resting on a white board next to an orange napkin.

Miso Cod

This five-ingredient fix, a restaurant classic as well as a simple weeknight supper, will have you practicing your acceptance speech.

  • (8)
  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 18