Mike S., Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Mike S. has tested.

Cherry Pie

Cherry Pie

We’re not going to do a song and dance to try to entice you to bake this cherry pie. We don’t need to. Just look at it. A stunner, right? And wait’ll you taste it. Here’s how to make it.

  • 1 H
  • 3 H
  • 22
A tall glass of frozen margarita with a salt rim and lime wheel beside a bowl of chips and guacamole

Frozen Margarita

There are those people who feel a frozen margarita is a lesser margarita. We are not those people.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 8
A white plate topped with several pieces of batter-fried chicken.

Batter-Fried Chicken

Proof that it doesn’t take buttermilk or an insufferably long overnight brine to make insanely tender, crazily crisp, gosh darn perfect fried chicken.

  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 133
A parchment-lined square pan of buttermilk cornbread cut into squares, with one square missing.

Buttermilk Cornbread

“Heavenly.” “The best cornbread we’ve ever had.” “Like eating cake.” “Stop me before I make another!” That’s what folks are saying about this unconventional cornbread.

  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 49
Ultimate Margarita

Ultimate Margarita

A simple, clean break from tradition, this margarita eschews cloying Cointreau in lieu of a splash of sweet agave.

  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 18
Eggs Florentine--a round of butter toast topped with creamed spinach, poached egg, and Hollandaise sauce

Eggs Florentine

Eggs Florentine, Benedict, and Arnold. Sorta sounds more like a network of Revolutionary War spies than a brunch menu, yes?

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 30 M
  • 8
Sweet Tea Cocktail

Sweet Tea Cocktail

Sweet tea. Whiskey. Lemon juice. That’s all it takes to make a sassy summertime cocktail you’ll want to sip all afternoon long.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 8
The Down Easter Cocktail

Down Easter Cocktail

Merriam-Webster defines “down easter” as “one born or living down east.” We take it to mean this lovely apple cider-y cocktail.

  • 5 M
  • 45 M
  • 6
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.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 1 H
  • 4
Spiced Cider

Spiced Cider

It’d be far more apt to call this “Spiked Cider” or “Boozy Cider” given the benevolent amount of bourbon in this toddy.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 20 M
  • 4
Momofuku Milk Bar's Compost Cookies

Compost Cookies®

Don’t knock this till you try its buttery, potato chip-y, chocolate-y, coffee-y goodness. Trust us on this.

  • Quick Glance
  • 35 M
  • 2 H
  • 2
Tom Collins

Tom Collins

This gin-spiked sparkling lemonade is perfect for sweltering summer afternoons. And, fittingly, it couldn’t be easier to toss together.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 6