Mary Kate K., Recipe Tester

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

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.

  • (1)
  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 4
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.

  • (1)
  • 20 M
  • 45 M
  • 2
A large bowl filled with grilled panzanella, with cherry tomatoes, torn bread, and basil leaves.

Grilled Panzanella Salad

This brashly untraditional panzanella grills the bread so you can dispense with waiting for stale bread. Still frugal. Still stunning. Still more than the sum of its parts.

  • (3)
  • 20 M
  • 45 M
  • 14
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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  • 30 M
  • 40 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 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.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 5 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 brownies that toe the line between cakey and fudgy.

  • (3)
  • 15 M
  • 55 M
  • 10
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 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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  • 25 M
  • 55 M
  • 0