Mike S., Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Mike S. has tested.

Nashville Hot Fried Chicken Recipe

Hot enough to make you holler. That’s how they like their fried chicken in Nashville. Who are we to argue?

  • Quick Glance
  • 40 M
  • 55 M
  • 20

Buttermilk Cornbread Recipe

“Heavenly.” “The best cornbread we’ve ever had.” “Like eating cake.” “Stop me before I make another!” That’s what folks are saying about this unconventional cornbread.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 22

Batter-Fried Chicken Recipe

Proof that you don’t require buttermilk or an insufferably long overnight brine to make insanely tender, crazily crispy, gosh darn perfect fried chicken.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 53

Spicy Baked Chicken Wings

Baked chicken wings? As in, chicken wings without the butter, deep-frying, or grease-splattered stovetop? Count us in.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 1 H
  • 2

Coffee Crème Brûlée | Crème Brûlée au Café

“I’ve actually had friends lift their gratin dish and lick it clean—right at the table!” says David Lebovitz. Uh, we’ll have one of those.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 2 H
  • 10

The Down Easter Cocktail

Merriam-Webster defines “down easter” as “one born or living down east.” We take it to mean this lovely apple cider-y cocktail.

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  • 5 M
  • 45 M
  • 4

Spiced Cider

It’d be far more apt to call this “Spiked Cider” or “Boozy Cider” given the benevolent amount of bourbon in this toddy.

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  • 5 M
  • 20 M
  • 4

Compost Cookies®

Don’t knock this till you try its buttery, potato chip-y, chocolate-y, coffee-y goodness. Trust us on this.

  • Quick Glance
  • 35 M
  • 2 H
  • 2

Sweet Tea Cocktail

Sweet tea. Whiskey. Lemon juice. Sounds like a sassy summertime take on a hot toddy to us.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 6

Cherry Pie

We’re not going to do a song and dance to entice you to bake this cherry pie. Nope. We don’t need to. After all, just look at it.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H
  • 3 H
  • 19

Frozen Margarita

There are those people who feel a frozen margarita is a lesser margarita. We are not those people.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 6

Tom Collins

This gin-spiked sparkling lemonade is perfect for sweltering summer afternoons. And, fittingly, it couldn’t be easier to toss together.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 6

Fried Catfish

Make no mistake, there are umpteen approaches to frying catfish. None is necessarily right or wrong. But this one is superlative.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 4

Italian Sausage and Broccoli Rabe

Barely a recipe, this weeknight salvation is more like a simple blueprint for eating in season. Amen to that.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 4
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