Michelle Stein, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Michelle Stein has tested.

Nine roast lemon chicken thighs in a round Dutch oven with lemon slices tucked between them.

Roasted Lemon Chicken Thighs

In this simple one-pot supper, chicken thighs are bathed in a sauce that’s informed, though not overwhelmed, by lemon. Warning: You’re gonna wanna spoon that sauce onto everything.

A metal loaf pan filled with no-churn coffee ice cream with a long scoop of ice cream missing.

No-Churn Coffee Ice Cream

That magical combination of coffee and chocolate has been turned into an irresistible frozen treat. No ice cream maker required.

Three stacks of chewy molasses cookies on a white marble cake stand.

Chewy Molasses Cookies

The holidays incarnate. That’s what these cookies are to us. They’re magnificently and traditionally spiced and are crinkly and chewy. All in the best possible sort of way.

Spicy marinara sauce in a small mason jar with a spoon, with a larger mason jar, a jar of dry spaghetti, two tomatoes on the vine, and parsley in the background.

Spicy Marinara Sauce

Here’s a recipe for a spicy marinara sauce that’s simple to make, tastes amazing, and just happens to be vegan. Boil your fave noodles and you’re done!

Lemon salmon piccata, 2 pieces, in a metal pan with slices of lemon, pan sauce, garnished with garlic and capers.

Lemon Salmon Piccata

Salmon piccata for 2 is a recipe for love–the love of good food, natch. A pan sauce of white wine, lemon, and capers provides the perfect finishing touch.

A veggie pumpkin burger on a brioche bun with lettuce, tomato, and mustard on a plate with slices of watermelon.

Veggie Burgers with Pumpkin

Vegan burgers as good as this one don’t come around very often. A juicy patty, full of protein and perfectly spiced, makes for a satisfying dinner.

2 hands, each holding a wine glass 3 quarters full of a bubbly orange cocktail with ice and an orange slice.

Aperol Spritz

A modern riff on the classic Italian cocktail. The addition of orange-flavored hard seltzer gives your drink a refreshing, and unexpected, upgrade.

A blue bowl full of creamy potato salad with hardboiled eggs and a large spoon.

Classic Potato Salad

Pretty much exactly what you think of as quintessential potato salad—potatoes, eggs, relish, mayo, celery. Who needs bells and whistles when you have perfection?

A pot with slice cabbage in it ready to turn into sauteed cabbage.

Sautéed Cabbage

One of the fridge’s most overlooked vegetables, cabbage is put to use in this exquisite, and exquisitely easy recipe.

A portion of Jonathan Waxman's roast chicken topped with salsa verde on a white plate with a knife on the side.

Jonathan Waxman’s Roast Chicken

Spatchcocked and served with a fresh salsa verde, this chicken is a flavor lifesaver. Juicy, crisp-skinned, and quick, you might never go back to regular chicken again.

A person cutting a slice from a loaf of whole wheat banana bread on a white cutting board.

Whole-Wheat Banana Bread

Folks are waxing poetic about this banana bread. Full of flaxseed and maple syrup, it’s nutritious and just indulgent enough.

A large white bowl filled with Instant Pot beans, with a spoon resting inside and a bay leaf nearby.

Instant Pot Beans

Get ready for a simple way to serve up a tasty helping of tender pinto beans with some subtle heat from jalapeno. Did we mention they’ll be ready in minutes?

A cooked meatloaf with spinach with four slices cut from it.

Meatloaf with Spinach

Not your everyday meatloaf for sure. Filled with spinach and glazed with a sweet-spicy, finger-licking glaze, this homemade meatloaf is anything but ho-hum.

A glass bowl of vegan mayo with a whisk resting on the side and three chickpeas scattered beside the bowl.

Vegan Mayo with Aquafaba

Mayo made with the magic that is aquafaba. No more pouring the leftover liquid from canned beans down the drain.

A bowl of slow cooker Indian-style chicken with cinnamon sticks and pieces of naan on the side.

Slow Cooker Indian-Style Chicken

A slow cooker riff on chicken tikka masala that slowly cooks chicken thighs in a tomato sauce layered with spices. Oh so gratifying. Oh so simple.