Michelle Stein, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Michelle Stein has tested.

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.