Mardi Michels, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Mardi Michels has tested.

A shrimp burger with tartar sauce, topped with lettuce in a white bun on a piece of parchment paper.

Shrimp Burgers

Know that bag of forgotten shrimp you bought on sale that’s languishing in your freezer? Start defrosting it. Here’s the ideal use for it.

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  • 40 M
  • 40 M
  • 0
A white bowl filled with peach, burrata, and basil salad.

Peach, Burrata, and Basil Salad

Peachy keen takes on new meaning with this lovely little stunner of a starter or, if you’re like us and have a hard time restraining yourself, your entire supper. Loveliness personified.

  • (1)
  • 5 M
  • 15 M
  • 4
An overhead view of a glass of blueberry kale smoothie with a straw and some blueberries and kale scattered around the glass.

Blueberry Kale Smoothie

Tastes like “bananas and blueberries and creamy icy summertime.” That’s what folks are saying about this spectacularly simple smoothie that has made converts of even avowed kale loathers.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 2
A cast-iron skillet plum cake with slices of fanned out plums baked in

Skillet Plum Cake

Skillet cake is moist and tender and sweet (not too sweet, though) and sorta like upside-down cake except it’s right-side up.

  • (1)
  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 8
A cookie sheet with six breakfast cookies with oats, banana, figs, and peanut butter

Breakfast Cookies

Think granola bars but in soft, crumbly cookie form. That’s what you get with these sorta virtuous, sorta naughty little lovelies.

  • (3)
  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 16
A black skillet containing a cheese omelet, topped with chives and Gruyere

Cheese Omelet

A magnificently indulgent omelet for two that’s exactly what you make when you’re feeling like reveling in something simple yet still sophisticated and is perfect at any time of day.

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 0
Baking sheet lined with parchment and covered with easy roasted carrots and onions with burnt edges

Easy Roasted Carrots

Four ingredients and one simple technique that will leave everyone asking—maybe even demanding—you for more. A keeper of a side dish.

  • (1)
  • 10 M
  • 55 M
  • 2
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, easier, or cheaper than this 3-ingredient macaroni and cheese that’s done in 20 minutes. Kids, dinner!

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  • 10 M
  • 20 M
  • 0