All fancied up for the holidays, these boast all the perfectly-crisp-on-the-outside-tender-on-the-inside awesomeness of traditional potato latkes as well as a few surprises.
Krista Ramsey, Recipe Tester
A list of all the recipes Krista Ramsey has tested.
Arugula Salad with Pear and Blue Cheese
Peppery greens, creamy blue cheese, and crisp pear are jumbled together with a sweetly nutty vinaigrette that’s so delicious you may just catch folks licking the plate.
Pine Nut Brittle
Crunchy, sweet, salty, buttery, and nutty. It comes together in 30 minutes, making it practical to toss together batch after batch for gifts if you get carried away with sampling.
Black Currant Ice Cream
Ice cream layered with sweet fruity jam, this treat is scoopable, creamy, and an absolute delight on a summer afternoon. And it’s very nearly foolproof.
Roasted Banana Ice Cream
Quite possibly the best banana recipe ever, this home-churned ice cream jumbles caramelized bananas and bittersweet chocolate with all the usual ingredients.
Sorta amazing what loveliness can be wrought from just a stick of cinnamon and some hot water. So simple. So soothing.
French 75 Cocktail
A sophisticated cocktail that’s made drinkers swoon for more than a century thanks to the warm hush of Cognac, the sweetly tart lilt of lemon, and the effusive effervescence of Champagne.
Fennel, Orange, and Watercress Salad
Quick and easy to toss together with all the flair of a French woman slinging a scarf and instantly seeming elegant with ease. Which is exactly how we like our salads.
Zanzibar Sesame Bread ~ Mkate Wa Ufuta
We know what you’re thinking. Mkate what?! Yet once you try this unique and chewy, toasty, nutty, densely magnificent sesame flatbread from Zanzibar, you’ll be crooning about it to everyone who’ll listen.
Chicken Bone Broth
Easy. Healthy. Keto. Paleo. Able to be made in a slow cooker. Remnants of a rotisserie hen work just dandy. And, natch, the taste. Just a few of the things we adore about this chicken stock.
Slow Cooker Applesauce
This recipe is gonna change your mind about store-bought applesauce. And not just because it lets you use your slow cooker and walk away. Wait’ll you taste it.
Sriracha Deviled Eggs
Made with the requisite mustard and mayonnaise for classic deviled egg traditionalists. And bacon drippings and Sriracha for the rebels in the rest of us.
Pumpkin Spice Toffee
All that familiar autumnal spice loveliness in perhaps the only pumpkin spice incarnation you’ve yet to try.
Chocolate Banana Pops
Bring back memories? How about we make some new memories with whatever the heck you feel like sprinkling on top of your chocolate-covered bananas? After all, you’re an adult. You get to decide.
Asparagus and Fried Egg Panini
essentially a grown-up riff on grilled cheese that we’d happily indulge in every single day—morning, noon, night, and anytime in between.
Yes, kale pesto. It’s easy and healthy and folks are calling it one of the best pestos they’ve ever experienced. Maybe you should see what all the fuss is about.
Sweet and Spicy Roasted Carrots
Honey and cayenne lend these carrots a sweet heat that’s perfectly lovely alongside just about anything.
A riff on the Negroni, this undersung and exceptionally smooooooooth drink is made with just bourbon, Negroni, and vermouth. Excuse us while we go pour ourselves another.
Microwave Mug Cake
Three minutes. That’s how long it takes to bake this upside down cake that makes just enough dessert to satisfy your craving. No more.
Flor de Jerez
This flor de Jerez recipe is tart and complex and only slightly intoxicating. Just the qualities we seek in a cocktail we’d love to sip forever.