Karen Schroeder-Rankin
Karen Schroeder-Rankin

Karen Schroeder-Rankin

Karen Rankin is a chef, recipe developer, and food stylist with over 25 years experience cooking, developing recipes, styling food, and entertaining guests at her table and in restaurants. During the past 11 years, Karen has been styling food for various publications such as Cooking Light, Southern Living, Eating Well, Real Simple, as well as creating instructional videos for Southern Living Magazine's Tips from the Test Kitchen, featured on select television programming, and on websites. With an interest in the use of color, texture, and presentation, she develops recipes that are intended to surprise and delight the recipients of these dishes, both from a visual standpoint and a flavor experience.
Spicy Grilled Chicken Breasts
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One chicken recipe with three sauces to choose from.
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Berry Patch Cocktail
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This gin and elderflower cocktail is a wonderful way to enjoy fresh raspberries.
Tangy Raspberry Salad
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Round off summer meals with this fruit-studded salad. Feel free to add other berries you have on hand, even watermelon.
Top off cupcakes with a homemade raspberry frosting that packs a big punch of sweet-tart flavor.
Southern Salmon Benedict
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Biscuits and okra put a Southern spin on a breakfast classic.
We love a good breakfast casserole.
Oven-Baked Omelet
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Set out everyone's favorite toppings so they can make their omelet slice however they like.
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These savory tarts will impress from breakfast to dinner.
Wake up the family with this cheesy strata.
Oven-Baked Omelet
Rating: Unrated
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Set out everyone's favorite toppings so they can make their omelet slice however they like.
These savory tarts will impress from breakfast to dinner.
Wake up the family with this cheesy strata.
Salmagundi 
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Use what you have on hand for this composed salad, but give it a Southern twist.
Microwaveable rice and a rotisserie chicken make an easy weeknight dish.
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Move over tomato sandwich, we're loving this salad for summer.
Not your average potato salad.
Fresh and full of flavor, this pasta recipe is sure to be a hit.
Pimiento cheese and pasta? Yes, please!
A springtime dinner recipe you'll want to make all year round.
Step up your stuffed shells game with this decadent recipe.
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A colorful, light, and fresh pasta recipe that feels like a treat, but is easy to make.
Instant Pot Split Pea Soup
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A quick, easy, doable weeknight dinner.
Scalloped Corn Casserole
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Hot, creamy, crunchy—what more do you need?
Cast-Iron Skillet Brownies
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Warm, gooey, and packed with chocolate—there won't be any leftovers around here.
Texas Sheet Cake Cookies
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We turned the classic into a cookie.
Birthday Cake Cookies
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The classic sprinkle cake gets the cookie treatment with our Birthday Cake Cookies.
Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal
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Warm, comforting, and simple to prepare.