Karen Taylor, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Karen Taylor has tested.

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 easy peasy, crowd-pleasing, weeknight-friendly technique.

  • 5 M
  • 45 M
  • 14
Six heart Linzer cookies being dusted with confectioners' sugar

Linzer Heart Cookies

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

  • 30 M
  • 3 H
  • 2
Glazed nutmeg pound cake in a loaf pan on a circular cooling rack

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.

  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 17
A slice of blueberry buckle with layers of blueberries and a crumb topping of butter, flour, sugar, cinnamon, and ginger

Blueberry Buckle

Not familiar with buckle? It’s essentially a ginormous muffin that’s generously strewn with ample amounts of everyone’s favorite part— the crumbly streusel.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 35 M
  • 6
Green Chicken Enchiladas

Chicken Enchilada With Green Sauce

“I may never use store-bought sauce again.” That’s what folks are saying about this super simple Tex-Mex standby with a simple salsa verde that’s made from scratch. And so worth it.

  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 14
Two cordials glasses each filled with Moscato and a grapefruit section, on top are spoons

Grapefruit in Moscato

A drinkable dessert composed of, quite simply, bitter grapefruit segments soused with sweet sparkling wine. Cin cin!

  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 4
Cutting board with a sliced rack of spring lamb with rosemary, knife, bowl of salad

Spring Lamb with Rosemary

The perfect dish to usher in warm weather. Nothing but rosemary, garlic, salt, pepper, and a tour of duty in the oven.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 4
A white bowl filled with broth, avocado slices, lime wedges, cheese, and tortillas strips

Mexican Chicken Soup

This Mexican chicken soup is authentic Yucatan fare that’s simply broth, avocado, lime, tortilla, and rice. The sum is far more than the parts. And it’s comforting as heck.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 3 H
  • 0
Old Fashioned Cocktail

Old-Fashioned Cocktail

This riff on the classic is slightly spicy and not too sweet and nothing if not pretty darn close to perfect.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
Sweet Tea Cocktail

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.

  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 8
Iced Tea Popsicles

Iced Tea Popsicles

Cold-brewed iced tea as you’ve never quite experienced it before. So lovely we’ve taken to making them year-round.

  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 4
English Muffin Bread

English Muffin Bread

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

  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 4
Three blueberry buttermilk pancakes and two slices of bacon, all drizzled with maple syrup, on a decorative plate with a fork resting beside the food.

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.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 10
A slice of toast in a skillet with an egg in the hole of the toast.

Egg in a Hole

A childhood classic perfected, thanks to brioche, egg, butter, and even a sprinkle of sugar or Parmesan cheese, if you please.

  • 10 M
  • 20 M
  • 19