Kristen Kennedy, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Kristen Kennedy has tested.

A woman whisking a roasting pan of classic turkey gravy

Classic Turkey Gravy

Everyone needs a classic, foolproof, go-to classic turkey gravy recipe. This is it. And all it takes is pan juices or drippings from your turkey, stock, butter, and flour. And a lot less time and effort than you’d imagine.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 20 M
  • 0
A wedge of bourbon sweet potato pie topped with a crumbly brown sugar streusel omn a metal plate

Bourbon Sweet Potato Pie

A slightly tipsy sweet potato filling topped with a crumbly streusel. Thwarting tradition at Thanksgiving never tasted so good.

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  • 50 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 0
Skillet with three pickle juice-brined pork chops

Pickle Juice-Brined Pork Chops

Pickle juice-brined pork chops. Yes, you read that correctly. And yes, we know what you’re thinking. Why didn’t we think of brining pork chops in dill pickle juice? It’s easy, ingenious, and, natch, delicious.

  • 15 M
  • 3 H, 30 M
  • 4
Three small blue plates filled with spicy beef kebabs, red onion, and cilantro

Spiced Beef Kebabs

Indian street food at its finest. And recreated at home. Trust us when we say you’re not going to want to share.

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  • 45 M
  • 2 H, 15 M
  • 0
A yellow pot with 3-ingredient macaroni and cheese--elbow macaroni, cream, Cheddar cheese

3 Ingredient Macaroni and Cheese

Mac and cheese doesn’t get any easier than this 3 ingredient macaroni and cheese that’s done in 20 minutes. Kids! Dinner!

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  • 10 M
  • 20 M
  • 0
An Asian grilled flank steak, with several medium rare sliced cut from it, the outside crisscrossed with grill marks--on a plate

Asian Grilled Flank Steak

A cinch to make, this steak requires just a quick dunk in a marinade made from ingredients you already have on hand. Then it’s slapped on the grill. Dinner, anyone?

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  • 10 M
  • 45 M
  • 0
Two ramekins filled with masala chai creme brûlée, one with it's top cracked open to reveal the creamy inside

Masala Chai Crème Brûlée

Your favorite tea turned sideways, making it a creamy dessert with a crackling, shattering caramelized sugar topping.

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  • 30 M
  • 4 H
  • 0
Cooked slices of maple sriracha bacon in a glass

Maple Sriracha Bacon

Maple Sriracha bacon isn’t just the title of this simple recipe, it’s the ingredient list as well. Which means you probably already have everything you need on hand.

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  • 10 M
  • 40 M
  • 0
Cheesy Fish Crackers

Cheesy Fish Crackers

No preservatives. No artificial coloring. Just real, honest-to-goodness ingredients—and maybe a little goldfish giddiness.

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  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 12
Spicy Rigatoni Vodka

Rigatoni with Vegan Vodka Sauce

Simple. Straightforward. Spectacular. Elegant, even. Just some of the things we’re hearing about this vegan riff on the perennially popular vodka pasta.

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  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 2
Chocolate Fudge Pops

Chocolate Fudge Pops

They look like fudgsicles. They taste like fudgesicles. Yet they’re made cocoa, coconut milk, and honey so you don’t even have to do that thing where you pretend that something’s healthy. Because it actually is.

  • 10 M
  • 2 H, 10 M
  • 16
A pan with two handles filled with a Southern peach cobbler on a baking sheet

Southern Peach Cobbler

This Southern peach cobbler is going to bring back a lot of memories. We consider it Southern charm.

  • 10 M
  • 50 M
  • 12