Mr. Food Test Kitchen Recipes

Lemon Raspberry Swirl Bread
Lemon Raspberry Swirl Bread
Green Bean Bacon Bundles
Green Bean Bacon Bundles
To-Die-For S'mores Cheesecake
To-Die-For S'mores Cheesecake

Lemon Raspberry Swirl Bread

Makes 1 loaf

What You'll Need:

1 (11-ounce) package refrigerated French loaf bread

1/4 cup raspberry jam

1/4 cup dried cranberries

1/2 cup confectioners' sugar

1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice

What To Do:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.

  2. Unroll bread dough into rectangle. Spread jam over dough and sprinkle with dried cranberries. Roll up dough, starting at short side. Place seam-side down on prepared baking sheet.

  3. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden. Let cool on a wire rack at least 1 hour

  4. In a medium bowl, combine confectioners' sugar and lemon juice, stirring until smooth; drizzle over loaf. Slice and serve.

Green Bean Bacon Bundles

Serves 6

What You'll Need:

1/2 cup Catalina dressing

1 tablespoon honey

1 (18-ounce) package frozen whole green beans, thawed

9 bacon slices, cut in half


What To Do:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

  2. In a small bowl, mix Catalina dressing and honey; set aside.

  3. Wrap 4 beans with a 1/2 slice of bacon. Repeat. Place bundles on a rimmed baking sheet and drizzle with Catalina mixture.

  4. Bake 20 minutes, or until bacon is crispy. 

To-Die-For S'mores Cheesecake

Serves 12

What You'll Need:

1 (18-ounce) package refrigerated sugar cookie dough, cut into 1/2-inch slices

4 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

1-1/4 cups sugar

2 eggs

1/2 cup sour cream

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon lemon juice

4 (1.55-ounce) chocolate bars, coarsely chopped, divided

4 sheets graham crackers, coarsely chopped

1 cup mini marshmallows

What To Do:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat bottom of a 9-inch springform pan with cooking spray. Line bottom of pan with half the cookie dough slices; with your fingers, spread dough to create a solid crust. Bake 10 minutes, or until golden. Let cool. Press remaining dough slices around sides of pan to create a side crust; set aside.

  2. Increase oven temperature to 450 degrees F. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat cream cheese with sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs, sour cream, flour, vanilla, and lemon juice until well combined. Gently fold in half the chocolate pieces and all the chopped graham crackers. Spoon batter into crust.

  3. Bake 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees and bake 30 more minutes. Sprinkle remaining chocolate pieces and the marshmallows over the top and broil 2 to 3 minutes, or until marshmallows are golden brown. (Be sure to keep a close eye on this step so marshmallows don't burn!)

  4. Remove cheesecake from oven; let cool 1 hour at room temperature. Remove springform ring; cover, and chill at least 6 hours before serving.