Kristen Kennedy, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Kristen Kennedy has tested.

A cast iron skillet filled with cooked sweet potato cornbread topped with two pats of butter, resting on a old blue wooden chair with a dish of butter beside it.

Sweet Potato Cornbread

We could blather on and on and on about this surprising and stunning (and stealthy healthy) riff on a Southern classic that everyone is swearing is the best cornbread they’ve ever had. But you best experience it for yourself.

  • 15 M
  • 50 M
  • 51
A wooden bowl filled with Ina Garten's rosemary cashews and a sprig of rosemary on an orange placemat.

Ina Garten’s Rosemary Cashews

This warm-from-the-oven cocktail party nosh is the ideal melding of sweet, spicy, and savory. An ideal cocktail party (or pre-Thanksgiving dinner) nosh.

  • 5 M
  • 20 M
  • 3
Big fat juicy burger with caramelized onions, melted cheese, and a toasted hard roll

Best Burger

Brisket, short ribs, and chuck. When melded in just the right proportions, as here, they turn out the most luxe made-from-scratch burger we’ve ever experienced.

  • 50 M
  • 1 H
  • 17
Candied Maple Bacon

Maple-Candied Bacon

Dessert for breakfast. That’s the best we can do to convey–in words as opposed to contented moans, anyways–what this maple-candied bacon recipe means to us.

  • 10 M
  • 45 M
  • 1
Confetti Cookies

Confetti Cookies

Cloudy with a chance of sprinkles. That’s our forecast for anyone who wishes to recreate the sugar cookies of their childhood.

  • 25 M
  • 3 H, 30 M
  • 6
A white bowl filled with spaghetti topped with bread crumbs and a chunk of pecorino beside the bowl.

Spaghetti with Bread Crumbs

Bet you’ve already got everything you need for this frugal pantry pasta. All you need now is 15 minutes to pull it together.

  • 10 M
  • 20 M
  • 12
A juicy grilled lamb burger topped with feta cheese, tzatziki, pickles on a bun

Lamb Burgers

Dare you to try something different from your usual summer grilling routine. These lamb burgers are juicy, tender, and filled with flavor from herbs and spices.

  • 35 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 2
A popover with strawberry butter in a popover tin.

Popovers with Strawberry Butter

Light, airy, and oh-so-eggy, each popover rises to extreme heights, thanks to this recipe from Neiman Marcus. Serve these in place of bread for a special treat.

  • 30 M
  • 3 H
  • 4
Four plates with stalks of broccoli with peanut sauce and sesame seeds.

Broccoli with Peanut Sauce

The most failproof way we know to get everyone to eat their veggies…and just about anything else you choose to dip or dunk or douse with this quick and easy Thai-inspired sauce.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 20 M
  • 0
Two chicken gyros filled with chicken, red onion, romaine, tomato, and tzatziki with a bowl of tzatziki beside them.

Chicken Gyros

A Mediterranean classic that’s healthy as can be although you’d never guess it from the indulgent taste.

  • 40 M
  • 2 H, 45 M
  • 4
A vanilla pound cake, cut, on a marble slab

Vanilla Pound Cake

Flecked with vanilla seeds, this classic pound cake is ridiculously rich and oh so satisfying with its tender crumb and its knee-wobbingly crisp outer edges.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 3
Nine deviled egg halves and a teaspoon on a parchment-lined baking sheet

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.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 6