Kristin Cole, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Kristin Cole has tested.

Mussels marinara garnished with parsley, in a white saucepan beside two wine glasses.

Mussels Marinara ~ Cozze alla Marinara

Three ingredients. One pot. And less than 15 minutes from stovetop to table—barely enough time to uncork a bottle of wine or crack open a beer. Somehow, we think you’ll manage.

A blue platter filled with rabbit confit, garnished with twigs of rosemary and lemon halves.

Rabbit Confit

Rabbit confit is so delicious, so falling-off-the-bone tender, you’ll wonder why you don’t eat it more often. Made even better with loads of spices, it’s rather elegant, too.

A cast-iron skillet with 8 whole roasted onions with papery skins and creamy interiors.

Whole Roasted Onions

Plonk unpeeled onions on a baking sheet. Shove in oven. Come back later for achingly sweet, tender, mellow oniony goodness. Accept accolades. See how easy that was?

A large metal sheet pan filled with slices of roasted carrots with allspice, sea salt and preserved lemons, with a serving spoon.

Roasted Carrots with Allspice

Sweet. Spicy. Earthy. And a touch puckery. When did anything–or anyone–at your table boast such character? Certain to compensate for your duller dinner invitees.

An open face egg salad sandwich on toasted whole wheat.

Open-Face Egg Salad Sandwich

We know. You already have an egg salad sandwich recipe. But trust us, it’s nothing like this one, which is whoppingly old school in taste, blissfully healthful in every other way.

Two individual servings of chocolate mouse in glass tumblers served on a small plate with a silver spoon resting beside.

Chocolate Mousse for One

This sophisticated chocolate fix draws on just three ingredients, comes together in minutes, and is satiating beyond belief.

Three pieces of steamed halibut with ginger and scallions on a blue rectangular plate with chopsticks on the side.

Steamed Halibut with Ginger

An elegant and easy riff on a classic Chinese technique that’s ideal for the fish-averse given that it’s quick and almost effortless.

Chunks of roasted strawberries on a sheet of parchment.

Roasted Strawberries

Whether you have unripe berries, overripe berries, or an abundance of the season’s most fragrant berries, say hello to your sweetly sticky solution.

A white gratin dish filled with cheesy broccoli and topped with toasted breadcrumbs.

Broccoli and Blue Cheese Gratin

Ooooh baby! Broccoli blanketed with a creamy rich white sauce that takes its oomph from blue cheese and its hint of heat from cayenne.

Four halves of butternut brown butter winter squash on a rimmed baking sheet.

Brown Butter Winter Squash

One taste and you’ll forget all about that butter and brown sugar trick your mom taught you long ago. Promise.