Daniel De Kok, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Daniel De Kok has tested.

Three pieces of white cake topped with frosting and toasted coconut on individual blue glass plates with forks resting on the side.

Coconut Tres Leches Cake

Coconut lovers rejoice! This inventive riff on tres leches cake is infused with coconut flavor, thanks to a combination of extract, coconut milk, and toasted coconut on top.

Spicy Honey Lime Chicken

This easy-peasy marinated grilled chicken with sweet and spicy honey lime sauce is going to be on regular rotation at our dinner tables. We’re betting it will be at yours, too.

A baking dish filled with spicy hot fudge pudding cake and a spoon scooping out a portion.

Spicy Hot Fudge Pudding Cake

If your family is anything like ours, then you’ll be fighting over the last spoonful of this rich, gooey chocolate pudding cake.

A chocolate salted caramel truffle with a bite taken out of it, on a white saucer, beside a bowl of truffles.

Chocolate Salted Caramel Truffles

An uber chocolatey truffle made with salted caramel might sound like something for expert chocolatiers but fear not. This recipe is nearly foolproof.

Reuben babka sliced in half, on a white background.

Reuben Babka

Imagine a soft, fluffy babka with all the makings of a pastrami sandwich swirled right inside. Perfect on its own, it also makes an incredible toastie.

Paleo pork Normandy garnished with thyme, in a cast-iron pan with two serving forks, surrounded by burlap, apples, and thyme.

Paleo Pork Normandy

An exceptional combination of autumnal flavors in a paleo dish that will make everyone happy. Apples and pork are a match made in heaven.

A plate and casserole dish of French onion potato gratin

French Onion Potato Gratin

Upgrade your potato gratin with a little French onion flair. Layers of mushrooms and onions are slipped between potatoes and it all gets covered in cheese.

Caramel apple slab pie in a large metal sheet pan, on a wire rack with a pie knife.

Caramel Apple Slab Pie

If your biggest complaint about pie is that there’s never enough, have we got a surprise for you. A big ole apple pie, made on a sheet pan. Craving solved.

Citrus soy chicken skewers on a plate of lettuce, with a bowl of peanut dipping sauce.

Citrus Soy Chicken Skewers

Everyone loves food on sticks, right? Easier to eat, less messy, and just more fun. Garlic, ginger, chicken, lemongrass, and peanut sauce makes it even better.

A metal roasting pan filled with a one-pan roast chicken supper, with a serving spoon, a napkin, and a plate with a serving on it.

One Dish Roast Chicken Supper

A sheet-pan dinner is the ultimate set it and forget it dinner–chop it up, season it, and slide it in the oven. This one is easy and tastes outrageously good.

A large enamel pot filled with chicken perloo with a ladle.

Chicken Perloo

A richly warming, comforting combination of earthy spices and smoky chicken. Comes together easily and brings everyone to the table.

A red and white bowl filled with cubes of squash, shreds of raddichio, slices of figs, crumbles of blue cheese, and farro.

Harvest Bowl

Quick to whip up, especially if you have leftover farro and squash, this salad bowl combines all the flavors you crave.

A cutting board and knife, topped with a large piece of grilled beef, sliced into strips.

Shoyu Sugar Steak

Combining Hawaiian flavors with a Japanese grilling technique, this steak is sweet, salty, tart, and packed with aromatics. Ingenious.

A large cookie sheet filled with blueberry slab pie with a lattice top, with pieces missing and a spatula.

Spiced Blueberry Slab Pie

A pie for a gathering–or for serious blueberry pie lovers. A large scale stunner, this pie will earn you dessert-winner status.

A close-up of a casserole dish filled with macaroni and cheese, with a large spoonful being lifted out.

Smoked Mac and Cheese

Not only is this some of the cheesiest mac and cheese we’ve ever had, it’s also made on the grill so it’s perfect for the heat.

A person scooping a spoonful of mac and cheese with beer from a casserole dish.

Mac and Cheese with Beer

Cheesy noodles, with a crunchy crust of spicy cracker crumbs, are a step up from the same old mac ‘n cheese you’ve been relying on.