Robert McCune, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Robert McCune has tested.

Pickled Jalapeno Peppers

Pickled Jalapeno Peppers

These Korean-style jalapenos that take a dunk in soy sauce and soda are perhaps not pickled in the traditional American sense, but pickled nonetheless. Wait’ll you taste ’em.

  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 74
The Best Hot Dog

The Best Hot Dog

Grilling. Boiling. Microwaving. Roasting. Steaming. We’ve got the best ways to cook wieners right here, folks.

  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 10
Roasted Strawberries

Roasted Strawberries

Whether you have unripe berries, overripe berries, or an abundance of the season’s most fragrant berries, say hello to your sweetly sticky solution.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 50 M
  • 13
Light and Fluffy Scrambled Eggs

Perfect Scrambled Eggs

“The best scrambled eggs that I have ever made!” “Light, fluffy, slightly moist.” “Perfect.” That’s what folks are saying about this recipe.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 25 M
  • 2
Strawberry Ice Cream

Strawberry Ice Cream

The tempered sweetness of this summery homemade dessert relies on in-season strawberries more than obscene amounts of sugar.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 16
Ina Garten's Caramelized Shallots

Ina Garten’s Caramelized Shallots

Shallots take on a dulcet, docile personality when slowly coaxed to a caramelized brown. Not only easy to make, they’re easygoing in terms of playing nicely with main courses.

  • 10 M
  • 1 H
  • 5
Baked Ricotta

Baked Ricotta

Entertaining gets no simpler than this rich, creamy, indulgent, elegant cheese spread made from three ingredients. Tasting is believing. Go on.

  • 10 M
  • 35 M
  • 32
Savory Bread Pudding with Bacon, Pepper, Spinach

Savory Bread Pudding with Bacon

This bread pudding is filled with bacon, peppers, spinach, and cheese making it a one-dish meal. It’s ideal for Christmas and Thanksgiving, but it works for the remaining 363 days, too.

  • 25 M
  • 2 H, 15 M
  • 4
Slow Cooker Chicken Stock

Slow Cooker Chicken Stock

Making stock from scratch was never difficult. And it just became even easier thanks to this slick slow cooker approach.

  • 15 M
  • 12 H
  • 29
Cauliflower Rice

Cauliflower Rice

Yes, we know the difference between cauliflower and rice. But we still like this subtle, sneaky, eat-your-veggies trick.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 15 M
  • 0
Golf-ball size cheese balls with pretzel stems sitting on a wooden cheese board

Blue Cheese Balls

Birthday bashes. Cocktail parties. Thanksgiving dinner. Tuesday nights. These are but some occasions we’ve watched these disappear.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 0
Homemade Larabars

Homemade Larabars

We got nothing against the Larabars we’ve been noshing for years, save for the fancy packaging and the crazy price tag.

  • 15 M
  • 50 M
  • 185
Boulevardier Cocktail

Boulevardier Cocktail

A riff on the Negroni, this undersung and exceptionally smooooooooth drink is made with just bourbon, Negroni, and vermouth. Excuse us while we go pour ourselves another.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 4
Hot Dog on a Baguette

Hot Dog on a Baguette

Made with crusty French bread in place of squishy hot dog buns, this dog is reminiscent of what you’ll find on the streets of Paris.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 10 M
  • 14