Kristel Poole, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Kristel Poole has tested.

Two copper glasses filled with mint julep with straws sticking out from them and mint leaves scattered around.

Mint Julep

We’re thinking about petitioning for the word “julep” to officially function as a verb as well as a noun. Julep us!

  • Quick Glance
  • 5
Two hands holding a paper container of tater tots sprinkled with Parmesan cheese

Parmesan Tater Tots

Frozen tater tots and Parmesan cheese. Seems so intuitive, doesn’t it? And yet it’s so wonderfully unexpected. Easy, kid-friendly, adult-appeasing.

  • (1)
  • 5 M
  • 45 M
  • 4
Three corked vials of homemade hot sauce

Homemade Hot Sauce

Hot peppers. Salt. Vinegar. And patience. That’s all you need to earn bragging rights as the maker of the best hot sauce ever. Well, that with this handy recipe from chef Hugh Acheson.

  • (2)
  • 25 M
  • 7 D
  • 32
A spoon filled with Moroccan spice rub on a white surface with a little sprinkled beside the spoon.

Moroccan Spice Rub

Whatever words we try to use to capture the essence of this Moroccan spice blend, they fail to do it justice. Best to experience it firsthand.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 2
Two seared duck breasts, one sliced, the other whole on a wood cutting board

Seared Duck Breast

An elegant and easy riff on steak au poivre that’s made with duck breast rubbed with garlic and peppercorns and cooked to a magnificently rosy medium-rare.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 4
Six square caramels topped with sea salt sitting on a sheet of parchment.

Spiced Caramels

OGM. No, we don’t mean OMG. We mean OGM. As in, “Oh, garam masala.” That’s how incredible this sweet and earthy loveliness is.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 3 H
  • 6