Mardi Michels, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Mardi Michels has tested.

Six lemon and garlic chicken kebabs piled on an oval platter.

Lemon and Garlic Chicken Kebabs

Sorta astounding just how balanced the flavors are in these quick and easy skewers that take just a handful of everyday ingredients.

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Two plates of shredded, shaved Brussel sprouts salad, topped with toasted pine nuts, green olives, bread, and more pine nuts nearby

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad

Sufficiently stunning enough to convert even the staunchest sprout haters with its sprightly citrus smack. Swear.

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  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
White bowl of sliced parmesan-crusted chicken, lettuce, and red and yellow cherry tomatoes

Parmesan-Crusted Chicken

When it’s half past when you’d wanted to eat and you’re too exhausted to think, turn to this kid-friendly, adult-approved fix.

  • (3)
  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 23
An unsliced loaf of brown soda bread with a knife resting beside it

Brown Soda Bread

We guarantee you’re going to feel Irish when you sit down and savor a slice of this brown soda bread. Consider it a borrowed Irish birthright.

  • (1)
  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 6
A gold-rimmed white plate topped with chickpea salad, orange segments, couscous, cilantro, and shaved carrot.

Roasted Chickpea Salad

Sure, this vegan roasted chickpea salad is healthy. More intriguingly, though, it’s brimming with earthy, warming spices and can’t-stop-at-just-one roasted chickpeas.

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  • 25 M
  • 35 M
  • 0
A pile of breakfast nachos topped with cheese, eggs, salsa, and sour cream on a baking sheet.

Breakfast Nachos

These breakfast nachos will absolutely change your attitude about mornings. Cheesy eggs as you’ve never, ever quite experienced them.

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  • 20 M
  • 25 M
  • 0
A yellow pot with 3-ingredient macaroni and cheese--elbow macaroni, cream, Cheddar cheese

3 Ingredient Macaroni and Cheese

Mac and cheese honestly doesn’t get any quicker or easier or pantry-friendlier than this 3-ingredient savior that can be tossed together with stuff you already have on hand. Certain to please.

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  • 10 M
  • 20 M
  • 0
A baking dish with chicken thighs topped with garlic cloves, red potatoes, and thyme. A silver spoon is nestled in the dish.

Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

Chicken with 40 cloves of garlic is a classic for one reason—it’s damn good. Using chicken thighs ensures the meat remains juicy. Using our trick for quickly peeling garlic makes it hassle free.

  • (4)
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 20
A pile of homemade graham crackers on a marble table with a glass of milk nearby

Homemade Graham Crackers

This graham cracker recipe has it all over store-bought crackers. No contest. And a glass of milk on the side doesn’t do any harm.

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  • 45 M
  • 55 M
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