Kristen Kennedy, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Kristen Kennedy has tested.

White bowl of dark beef chili with chocolate on a black slab

Easy Cincinnati Chili

Regardless of whether you’re from Cincinnati or have ever experienced Cincinnati chili, you’ve gotta try this recipe. Trust us.

  • (1)
  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 19
A trussed classic roast chicken on a rack, set inside a skillet.

Classic Roast Chicken

Succulent. Crisp-skinned. Simple. If that’s what you seek in a roast hen, your search stops with this ooh- and aah-inducing technique.

  • (3)
  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 55 M
  • 18
A glass of green smooth and a second glass that is on its side with green smoothie poured out.

Green Smoothie

Close your eyes and we swear you’d never guess this sweet, banana-y smoothie is suffused with good-for-you greens.

  • (2)
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 17
Three glasses of Champagne cocktail with a Champagne cork an a plate of sugar cubes beside the drinks.

Champagne Cocktail

The quintessential something to sip at an elegant soirée, a large party, or just because it’s a random Tuesday night.

  • (1)
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 4
A layer of parmesan twists on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

Parmesan Twists

There’s lots to love about these crowd-pleasing twists. How they look. How they taste. How they come together with ease. (Need we go on…?)

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
A flourless chocolate chile cake cut into 8 wedges with one slice missing on a piece of parchment paper.

Flourless Chocolate Chile Cake

A subtle heat coupled with the richness of chocolate make this a failproof way to woo friends and family. Gluten-free, too, though no one will notice anything’s missing.

  • (3)
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 8
A slice of no-bak cheesecake drizzled with maple bourbon syrup on a white plate with a pitcher of syrup also on the plate.

No-Bake Cheesecake

We’re hearing from folks who’ve tried this cheesecake that it’s “unbelievable” just how spectacular it is for being no-bake and no-fuss. We couldn’t agree more.

  • Quick Glance
  • 50 M
  • 3 H, 50 M
  • 0
Several jars of cilantro sauce and a few toasted bread rounds topped with the cilantro sauce on a wooden board.

Cilantro Sauce

Schmear this simple green sauce on anything and watch it disappear. And did we mention you can toss it together in minutes?

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 2
A batch of five ingredient Nutella brownies cut into squares on a wire rack with fresh raspberries scattered around.

Five Ingredient Nutella Brownies

Bet you already have everything you need for these brownies in your house. Which is a very good thing. (Also sorta a very dangerous thing.)

  • (1)
  • 15 M
  • 40 M
  • 4
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.

  • (7)
  • 15 M
  • 50 M
  • 53
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-dinner) nosh.

  • (1)
  • 5 M
  • 20 M
  • 3