Karen Taylor, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Karen Taylor has tested.

Three glasses of sweet tea cocktail on a wooden table.

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 cherry clafouti in a red dish with cherry dish towels

Cherry Clafouti

A simple, old-style French dessert that’s as easy to toss together as it is to tie a scarf.

A piece of miso cod in a skillet with an orange napkin next to it.

Miso Cod

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.

A glass of ruby sangria with a skewer of fruit suspended over the glass on a floral serving tray.

Ruby Sangria

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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.