Denise Grace, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Denise Grace has tested.

A sidecar cocktail, ice cubes and a dried cherry garnish, in a highball glass with a sugared rim.

Sidecar Cocktail

Created during Prohibition, this collision of Cognac, orange liqueur, and lemon isn’t for the faint of heart—nor for the slight of tolerance.

A coupe glass filled with a revolver cocktail, garnished with orange peel.

The Revolver Cocktail

“A terrific, deeply flavored cocktail.” “A blessing after a rough day at work.” That’s what folks are saying about this cocktail.

Grilled Pork Skewers with Peaches

Grilled Pork Skewers with Peaches

We just can’t get enough of this peachy, simple, skewer-y, summer salad of sorts that comes together in far less than an hour. Prep, grill, toss. You’re done.

Beer from a Budweiser bottle being poured into a glass of mean shandy.

Mean Shandy

What, pray tell, is a mean shandy, you ask? Think of a regular shandy with a spirited streak. There you have it.

A baking sheet with 6 spicy baked chicken wings glazed with hot sauce, a jar of sauce nearby

Spicy Baked Chicken Wings

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

A rimmed baking sheet with rows of Southern buttermilk biscuits.

Southern Buttermilk Biscuits

“Spectacular.” “Sinful.” “Easy.” “Airy.” “Buttery.” “Lofty.” “Perfect.” That’s what folks are saying about these lovely buttermilk biscuits.

Two hands holding a paper container of tater tots sprinkled with Parmesan cheese

Parmesan Tater Tots

Frozen tater tots and Parmesan cheese. Seems so intuitive, doesn’t it? And yet it’s so wonderfully unexpected. Easy, kid-friendly, adult-appeasing.

Florets of spicy roasted cauliflower on a baking sheet with squeezed lime wedges and a bowl of green sauce beside them.

Roasted Cauliflower with Cilantro Sauce

So intriguingly spiced and perfectly roasted that even avowed non-cauliflower eaters will change their minds. That’s what folks are saying about this stealthy healthy side.

Two Mason jars filled with pickled eggs in beat brine

Pickled Eggs

If you’re a pickled eggs virgin, you’re in for something quite special—and not just because these little lovelies are so spectacularly pretty in pink.

Apple Cider Glaze

Spicy Apple Cider-Mustard Glaze

Savory, spicy, tangy, and oh so easy, this sticky apple cider glaze is the essence of autumn. Gussies up all manner of chicken and pork.

A food processor bowl with riced cauliflower.

Cauliflower Rice

Yes, we know the difference between cauliflower and rice. But we still like this subtle, sneaky, eat-your-veggies trick.

A slice of toast in a skillet with an egg in the hole of the toast.

Egg in a Hole

A childhood classic perfected, thanks to brioche, egg, butter, and even a sprinkle of sugar or Parmesan cheese, if you please.

Four pieces of salmon banh mi wrapped in paper in a box.

Salmon Banh Mi

Why make banh mi at home? Uh, why not? Besides, you’ll never find this swanky salmon rendition anywhere else.

A white platter with sliced celery and cucumber and a white bowl of feta dip on top.

Feta Dip

Looking for an excuse to invite folks over? Here it is. Less than 10 minutes from start to wipe-the-creamy-dip-from-your-lips finish.

Three glasses filled with rosé sangria, lime wheels, nectarine wedges, watermelon cubes, and raspberries.

Rosé Sangria

This swanky sangria relies on a pretty pink rosé and some seriously stunning summer fruits for its sassy and savvy look and taste.