Kristel Poole, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Kristel Poole has tested.

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, made not with beef but duck breast cooked to a rosy medium-rare.

  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 4
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.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 45 M
  • 0
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.

  • 25 M
  • 7 D
  • 15
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.

  • 30 M
  • 3 H
  • 6
Mint Julep

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 M
  • 5 M
  • 3
The Chefs Collaborative Cookbook

Moroccan Spice Rub

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

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 2