Michael Shoup, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Michael Shoup has tested.

Pan of 11 mini hot dogs wrapped in pretzel dough topped with poppy seeds, knife and mustard nearby

Pigs in Pretzel Blankets

These are gonna ruin the childhood classic for you. Seriously ruin. Sturdy pretzel dough wrapped around wee sausages and baked until irresistible.

Korean chicken wings piled around a white container of dipping sauce.

Korean Chicken Wings

Know that elusive balance of ridiculously crisp skin yet tender meat and a dipping sauce that’s sorta sweet but with some heat? Most wings fail miserably to achieve that. These nail it.

Glass bowl filled with pecan pie bread pudding, caramel sauce, bourbon-vanilla ice cream on a marble table

Pecan Pie Bread Pudding

When you’ve got leftover bread, sure, you could make bread crumbs. Or you could make this Southern melding of pie and pudding that’s obscenely indulgent. Tough decision, eh?

A cast-iron skilled filled with choriqueso, a cheese dip topped with queso

Choriqueso

Choriqueso = chorizo (spicy Mexican sausage) + queso (Spanish for cheese) melted into a puddle in a skillet. Perfect for dipping.

A small orange bowl filled with whiskey and fig gelato

Whiskey and Fig Gelato

This unexpected yet enticing melding of sweet and smoky makes for a sassy summer dessert you’ll be craving year round.

A wooden serving plate filled with sliced tomatoes, red onion, and chopped cilantro.

Kachumbari Salad

Salsa masquerading as salad, this recipe for kachumbari (say it with us, ka-chum-bar-i) is from Kenya, not Mexico. Surprise!

Huckleberry Crisp

Huckleberry Crisp

Sweetly tart and laced with spice, this huckleberry (or blueberry, if you’d rather) crisp recipe is gonna rock your world.