Kim Venglar, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Kim Venglar has tested.

A baked mini quiche for one on a white plate.

Quiche for One

Quiche for one? It sounds a lot more ambitious than it actually is. It’s truly a cinch to make. So go on. Love yourself a little. Or a lot.

  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 2
A salted caramel and pretzel cookie topped with flaked sea salt and pieces of pretzel.

Salted Caramel and Pretzel Cookies

Sweetly salty. Crunchy tender. Unexpectedly familiar. Simply complex. We confess, we’re dumbstruck by these little lovelies.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 2 H
  • 2
A blue bowl filled with pappardelle noodles and Marcella Hazan's bolognese sauce on a wooden board with a block of Parmesan and a grater beside the bowl.

Marcella Hazan's Bolognese Sauce

Is anything more soothing than standing before a burbling pot of Marcella Hazan’s Bolognese sauce? (Hint: Our answer is absolutely not.)

Six apple and white cheddar scones on a piece of parchment on top of a cooling rack.

Apple and White Cheddar Scones

These sweetly savory scones take the traditional sweet and savory intermingling of apple pie and Cheddar and make it portable and pastry perfect.

  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 12
Chunks of roasted strawberries on a sheet of parchment.

Roasted Strawberries

Whether you have unripe berries, overripe berries, or an abundance of the season’s most fragrant berries, say hello to your sweetly sticky solution.

  • 10 M
  • 50 M
  • 15
Three personal pan lasagnas in glass dishes.

Personal Pan Lasagna

This loosely defined “lasagna” is an easy little cheat of a recipe that relies on store-bought ravioli, jarred sauce, and shredded cheese. Shhhhhh.

  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 41
Four mini apple tarts made from apple slices in puff pastry shells on a plate

Cheater’s Apple Tarts

You’re going to feel like a cheat when you serve these obscenely simple tarts to guests. Shhhh. Your secret’s safe with us.

  • 20 M
  • 40 M
  • 2
A lobster roll on a toasted split bun, stuffed with lobster in a creamy mayo and lemon dressing with some potato chips on the side.

Lobster Roll

A toasted bun cradling sweet-as-can-be lobster swaddled in mayo. Just like what you’ll find along the winding highways and byways of coastal Maine.

  • 25 M
  • 35 M
  • 17
A rimmed parchment-lined baking sheet filled with quick sticky biscuits that are coated in thick syrup and topped with pecans.

Quick Sticky Biscuits

Insanely gooey goodness can be yours in minutes thanks to these shortcut sticky rolls.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 4
A stack of three whole-wheat pancakes with strawberry sauce, a couple whole strawberries, and confectioners' sugar sprinkled over the top.

Whole Wheat Pancakes with Strawberry Sauce

Made with half whole wheat flour and half white flour, these pancakes are light and fluffy and improbably enticing for something that actually has redeeming nutritional qualities.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
Tall glass filled with a chocolate milkshake, topped with whipped cream, chocolate shavings, three straws

How to Make a Milkshake

There’s a darn good reason why even those with sophisticated palates chase burgers with milkshakes. It works.

  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 2
A red woven basket with a pile of buttermilk onion rings

Buttermilk Onion Rings

Crisp on the outside, sweet and tender on the inside, these buttermilk onion rings are going to ruin all over onion rings for you.

  • 30 M
  • 40 M
  • 4
Several blueberries and cream cupcakes topped with whipped cream and fresh blueberries.

Blueberry Cupcakes

Swoops and swirls of ethereally airy whipped cream lend these cupcakes a more adult air. In a playing grown-ups sorta way.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 55 M
  • 2