Robert McCune, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Robert McCune has tested.

A deep baking dish lined with parchment and filled with 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
  • 38
Spaetzle

Spaetzle

Spaetzle is like homemade pasta but without all that fussy rolling out, which makes it as easy as it is satisfying. Not to mention cheap as can be.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 25 M
  • 2
Slow Cooker Chicken Stock

Slow Cooker Chicken Stock

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

  • 15 M
  • 12 H
  • 35
Three homemade Larabars

Homemade Larabars

We got nothing against the Larabars we’ve been noshing for years. Save for the crazy price tag. Here’s a less expensive, more customizable alternative.

  • 15 M
  • 50 M
  • 189
Buttermilk Dressing With Winter Crudites

Buttermilk Dressing With Winter Crudites

Whoever made up that silly rule about no white after Labor Day clearly has never stunned dinner guests with vegetables in shades of winter white and palest green.

  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 2
Easy Eggnog

Easy Eggnog

Ever since trying this eggnog, we can’t make it through the holiday season without eggnog. Not just any eggnog. This one. All the richness. None of the cloying sweetness or regret-it-the-next-day heaviness.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 0
A white oval casserole filled with egg and cheese strata--bread, Fontina cheese, eggs, prosciutto, and asparagus

Egg and Cheese Strata

Given that its overnight rest INSISTS you make this simple strata ahead of time, it sorta screams for a lazy Sunday or Christmas morning, don’t you think?

  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 8
A ceramic oval dish of baked spinach mornay with cream sauce, sliced onion, and browned top

Baked Spinach Mornay

Sorta like potato gratin, except the nutty, cheesy white sauce swaddles leaves of spinach, not sliced spuds. Sure beats salad.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 2
Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Apple Cider Vinaigrette

This slightly sweet, subtly tangy, entirely apple-y vinaigrette recipe is going to come in far more handy than you can ever imagine.

  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 6
Two cardboard cups filled with lemon ice, one with a wooden spoon with of heap of ice on it

Lemon Ice

Much as we love ice cream, sometimes it’s just too darn hot and humid for something so sweet and sticky. Enter the lemon icey.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 7 H, 30 M
  • 10
A tin can filled with fennel slaw--a type of coleslaw-on a metal tray

Fennel Slaw

“The perfect combination of sweet-tart creaminess.” That’s what folks are saying about this super easy, super fast fennel slaw.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 6
Japanese Cucumber Salad

Japanese Cucumber Salad

Simple. Surprising. Spunky. Just what we look for in a summer salad. Just what we found in this jumble of cucumbers, vinegar, and ginger.

  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 6
A plate of zucchini slaw two ways with strips of zucchini, yellow summer squash, bell pepper and two dressings

Zucchini Slaw Two Ways

Never give zucchini away again with these equally tempting yet uniquely different slaws. You get to choose—rich and creamy or tart and sweet.

  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 12
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
  • 76