Mary Kate K., Recipe Tester

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

A hand holding a grilled fish taco topped with cilantro that is wrapped in a paper napkin.

Grilled Fish Tacos

You’ve had grilled fish tacos. But have you had tipsy fish tacos suffused with tequila? That’s what we thought.

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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 munch within minutes of making.

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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 this particular cinnamon sugar-coated awesomeness.

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Three banana bread muffins stacked on top of each other with chai whipped cream on top and more muffins on a plate in the background.

Banana Bread Muffins

“An absolute knockout!” “Wowzers!” “Incredibly moist.” “Just like banana bread.” That’s what our tough-to-please recipe testers are saying about this recipe.

A punch bowl and several glasses filled with strawberry sangria, whole strawberries, and orange wheels.

Strawberry Sangria

Anyone else ready for another weekend? If so, we’ve got an especially seasonal riff on the sultry Spanish sipper that’ll get everyone in the mood…for what, you tell us.

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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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A blue and white plate topped with a deconstructed chicken Caesar salad with baguette round croutons.

Chicken Caesar Salad

This take on the classic contains no raw egg, so make it for everyone you love—even the old, the young, and the preggers.

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  • 55 M
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A small batch of chocolate chip cookies on a baking sheet.

Small Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies

Happiness can be found in this recipe that ended our search for the perfect small-batch chocolate chip cookie. Insanely perfect for when you need—need, not want—just a dozen.

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A tray of coconut candy bars cut into squares.

Coconut Candy Bars

These taste like an indulgent mash-up of Mounds candy bars, peanut butter, and graham cracker crumb crust. And chances are you already have everything you need.

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