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Karen Taylor, Recipe Tester
A list of all the recipes Karen Taylor has tested.
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Silken, garlicky mashed potatoes manifest in mere minutes thanks to a super simple technique that’s perfect for when you’re entertaining or just plain hungry.
Apple Spiced Bourbon Toddies
Infinitely more complex than the toddy of yore, this little number owes its lure to apple-y cider spiked with a hint of star anise and quite an indecent glug of bourbon.
Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes
“Like the best diner pancakes of your life.” “This is going to replace my standard pancake recipe.” That’s what folks are saying about these ‘cakes.
Oven Roasted Chicken Thighs
“Simple.” “Perfect.” “The moistest chicken with the crispiest skin we’ve ever had.” That’s what folks are saying about this crowd-pleasing, weeknight-friendly chicken trick.
Sweet Tea Cocktail
Sweet tea. Whiskey. Lemon juice. That’s all it takes to make a sassy summertime cocktail you’ll want to sip all afternoon long.
A simple, old-style French dessert that’s as easy to toss together as it is to tie a scarf.
This five-ingredient fix, a restaurant classic as well as a simple weeknight dinner, will have you practicing your acceptance speech for the best dinner ever.
The official Spanish summer sipper. And, for those who don’t care for sodden, wimpy, mushy fruit in their cocktail, we include a nifty little party trick.
Grilled Vegetable and Goat Cheese Sandwiches
The quintessential summer sandwich, this stack is stuffed with grilled eggplant, bell peppers, red onions, and zucchini. Open wide.
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.
This spice cake is soaked with rum syrup, making a lovely, albeit slightly boozy, gift when wrapped in parchment and tied with a bow.
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.”
Blueberry and Tomato Salad
There’s a week or two midsummer when peak blueberry and tomato seasons overlap. You’ve been warned. Go.
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.
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.
English Muffin Bread
Incomparably easier than traditional English muffins yet with all the requisite nooks and crannies that God—and the British—intended.
Broccoli Rabe with Roasted Garlic
Americans may not know how to pronounce broccoli rabe, but Italians sure know how to cook it. Here’s how they do it. Er, prego.
Ginger and Carrot Stir-Fry
There’s nothing wallflowerish about this stir-fry, not with its gingery zing of tongue-tingling, sinus-clearing, tummy-settling ginger. Nothing at all.
Congee ~ Jok Plaw
A simple, silken rice porridge that’s certain to soothe and salve the soul—especially those souls afflicted with a sore throat or a queasy tummy.