Kim Venglar, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Kim Venglar has tested.

A bowl of spaghetti all'Aglio e Olio topped with olive oil and flakes of Parmesan cheese.

Spaghetti all’Aglio e Olio

This Italian classic is gonna bring ease to your everyday supper situation with its understated complexity and undeniable frugality.

  • (3)
  • 5 M
  • 20 M
  • 14
Eight triangle shaped pieces of nutella brownie.

Nutella Brownies

And, on the eighth day, there was gianduia (zhahn-doo-yah). Namely, hazelnuts harmoniously cozying up to chocolate. Aka Nutella. And the world has been a more glorious place ever since.

  • (2)
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 4
A parchment-lined square pan filled with pecan-studded best brownies.

David Lebovitz’s Best Brownies

“Best brownies” is a bold assertion. Yet these merit exactly that distinction. Shatteringly crisp on top, fudgy in the center, and intensely chocolatey through and through.

  • (35)
  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 192
A partially sliced grilled porterhouse steak on a wooden cutting board.

Grilled Porterhouse Steak

Impressive yet easy to make and arguably the best way to make a porterhouse steak at home. And no setting off the fire alarm. Here’s how.

  • (1)
  • 20 M
  • 45 M
  • 1
A diner-style dispenser half-filled with blueberry syrup.

Blueberry Syrup

Brings back memories of that sticky, cloyingly sweet blueberry syrup from breakfasts at the diner as a child. Yet recreates it with so much more class.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 2
Bite-size bacon and cheese scones with smoked bacon and melted Asiago on top on a parchment-lined baking sheet

Bite-Size Bacon and Cheese Scones

Cute as a button, and not much bigger, these buttery, bacony scones are the most diminutive and darned good biscuits we’ve had in recent memory. Maybe ever.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 45 M
  • 31
A glass bottle filled with homemade lemonade syrup, a bowl of lemons, and two glasses on a wooden table.

Homemade Lemonade

Pucker up, cuz you’re going to want to sip the bejeebers out of this ridiculously easy, sweetly tart lemonade. Wowza.

  • (3)
  • 45 M
  • 1 H
  • 17
Two barbecue pork burgers with slaw and barbecue sauce stacked on top of each other.

Barbecue Pork Burgers

A weeknight-friendly riff on slow-roasted pulled pork that juxtaposes tangy bbq sauce, succulent pork, and old-fashioned slaw, all in a jiffy.

  • (6)
  • 25 M
  • 30 M
  • 35
Four spice-rubbed grilled pork chops on a baking sheet with a pair of metal tongs

Spice-Rubbed Grilled Pork Chops

These spice-rubbed grilled pork chops get their awesomeness from a mix of coriander seeds, chipotle chile powder, ground cumin, smoked paprika, and mustard powder. Perfection.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 25 M
  • 0
A wooden bowl filled with homemade yellow mustard with a wooden spoon holding mustard seeds behind it.

Homemade Yellow Mustard

Why make your own mustard? Because you can. And if that’s not reason enough, there’s no comparison between this and the store-bought stuff. Enough said.

  • (5)
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 70