Mary Kate K., Recipe Tester

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

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.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 4
okie Dough Buttercream Frosting

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
Green Chicken Enchiladas

Chicken Enchilada With Green Sauce

“I may never use store-bought sauce again.” That’s what folks are saying about this super simple Tex-Mex standby with a simple salsa verde that’s made from scratch. And so worth it.

  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 14
Black Bean Taquitos

Black Bean Taquitos

So lovely you’re not even going to notice that they’re vegetarian. But your guests will appreciate that fact. And you’ll appreciate the taste.

  • 20 M
  • 40 M
  • 5
Pina Colada

Pina Colada

This pina colada recipe is made with rum, cream of coconut, and pineapple, and couldn’t be easier. We also think it’s even better than the classic.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 0
A whisk attachment and a wooden bowl filled with coconut whipped cream.

How To Make Coconut Whipped Cream

Knowing how to make coconut whipped cream is a lovely and satisfyingly fluffy paleo trick that we think everyone can get behind.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 4