Larry Noak, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Larry Noak has tested.

Potatoes with Mexican chorizo tucked inside tortillas with a glass of beer on the side.

Potatoes With Mexican Chorizo

Easy, authentic, and awesome any time of day, whether accompanied by steaming hot coffee in the morning or cold cerveza any (other) time of day. One of our recipes folks rave about most.

  • (2)
  • 25 M
  • 50 M
  • 12
A stack of homemade thin mints.

Homemade Thin Mints

Can’t wait for your boxes of Girl Scout Thin Mints to arrive? No worries. We got you with this trusty gluten free recipe.

  • (2)
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 35 M
  • 16
A square piece of homemade snickers bar on a piece of parchment.

Homemade Snickers Bars

Know what really satisfies? Making your own gooey, peanutty, caramel-y, milk chocolate-y Snickers candy bars at home.

  • (5)
  • 25 M
  • 2 H
  • 33
Three corked vials of homemade hot sauce

Homemade Hot Sauce

Hot peppers. Salt. Vinegar. And patience. That’s all you need to earn bragging rights as the maker of the best hot sauce ever. Well, that with this handy recipe from chef Hugh Acheson.

  • (2)
  • 25 M
  • 7 D
  • 32
Homemade maple-espresso bacon on a cutting board on a stone slab

Homemade Maple-Espresso Bacon

A richly porky, nicely salted, slightly peppery, pleasantly sweet taste with a lingering maple syrup flavor. That’s what you can expect from this crazy easy homemade bacon.

  • (5)
  • 25 M
  • 7 D, 4 H
  • 59
Two glasses half-filled with Kentucky coffee and an open bottle of bourbon between them.

Kentucky Coffee

This bourbon-imbued after-dinner drink, a variation on classic Irish coffee, is guaranteed to make everything alright. Or at least seem it in the moment.

  • (1)
  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 4
A whole gingerbread cheesecake on a white platter with a slice missing from it.

Gingerbread Cheesecake

This gingerbread cheesecake tastes like the classic Christmas spices of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and clove in each and every bite of this simple yet stunning dessert.

  • (3)
  • 50 M
  • 3 H
  • 16
A pile of sugar-dusted easy raised doughnuts on a white plate.

Easy Raised Doughnuts ~ Cuddureddi

Cuddureddi. It means “a cause for celebration” if you’re from Italy. Well, actually, it means “a sort of doughnut.” Sorta the same thing.

  • (1)
  • 45 M
  • 1 H
  • 2