Mary Kate K., Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Mary Kate K. has tested.

A small bowl filled with candied rose petals.

Candied Rose Petals

Exactly what your cakes and cupcakes have been missing all these years. Whether for Valentine’s or that coworkers’ birthday or a shower or simply because…

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 2
A round white plate with six slices of eggnog pie and a dish of whipped cream

Eggnog Pie

Essentially a slightly tipsy cheesecake, this bourbon-enhanced eggnog pie is something we’re classifying as “holiday desserts for parties where people like to party.”

  • (1)
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 2
A metal container filled with pumpkin ice cream and a metal ice cream scoop resting inside.

Pumpkin Ice Cream

The pumpkin spice everything craze has left some of us less than enthusiastic about pumpkin spice anything. Until this.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 4
A frosted apple cake on a sheet of wax paper that has been cut into 12 squares with a knife resting beside.

Frosted Apple Cake

A lightly spiced cake with chunks of tender apple that’s smothered in what folks are calling the perfect cream cheese frosting. Sigh.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
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
A plate of churros with a cup of hot chocolate in the background

Churros

Fried dough in any incarnation is something to get excited about. Though we’re sorta partial to these crisp yet ethereally airy specimens with a Spanish accent.

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  • 30 M
  • 40 M
  • 4
A canning jar filled with quick pickled ramps and some fresh ramps lying beside the jar.

Quick Pickled Ramps

No waiting weeks for the pickling solution to work its magic. Not with these little lovelies, which are ready to nosh within minutes of making.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 2
A white cake stand of a pile of one-pot cocoa brownies, a glass of milk, on a white table

One-Pot Cocoa Brownies

“Could not have been easier.” “Perfect.” “A one-pot wonder!” That’s what folks are saying about these super simple cakey brownies.

  • (2)
  • 15 M
  • 55 M
  • 8
A stack of three banana bread muffins, with the top one topped with chai whipped cream.

Banana Bread Muffins

“An absolute knockout!” “Wowzers!” “Incredibly moist.” “Just like banana bread.” That’s what folks are saying about this recipe.

  • (2)
  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 4
A white bowl partially filled with cookie dough buttercream frosting with a wooden spoon resting on top.

Cookie Dough Buttercream Frosting

This cookie dough buttercream frosting is easy to make, insanely indulgent, and ridiculously perfect for slathering atop cakes and cupcakes, and, natch, snitching straight from the bowl.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 2