Steve Dunn, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Steve Dunn has tested.

A wooden cutting board with a carved grilled Greek chicken and a knife resting beside it.

Grilled Greek Chicken

Fresh herbs and a squeeze of lemon lend this chicken its effusive Greek accent. A foolproof grilling technique makes it irresistible in any language.

A chicken, sweet potato, and bacon casserole in an oval dish, topped with melted cheese

Chicken, Sweet Potato, and Bacon Casserole

“Simple.” “Delicious.” “Awesome.” “Lovely.” “Wonderful.” “What’s not to love?” That’s what folks are saying about this almost obscenely satisfying casserole.

A slice of sweet potato pie on a large metal plate with a napkin and a knife.

Southern Sweet Potato Pie

Sugar and spice and everything nice—that’s what you’ll find in this magnificently spiced traditional Southern pie from baker extraordinaire, Cheryl Day.

A deep roasting pan filled with roast chicken and vegetables

Moroccan-Spiced Roast Chicken

What do we adore most about roast chicken? The fix-it-and-forget-about-it-ness of it. That and the countless ways to fancy it up. Here’s one of our fuss-free favorites.

Beer from a Budweiser bottle being poured into a glass of mean shandy.

Mean Shandy

What, pray tell, is a mean shandy, you ask? Think of a regular shandy with a spirited streak. There you have it.

Spicy eggs in hell in a small cast-iron skillet, and half a piece of toasted bread.

Spicy Eggs in Hell

Eggs in hell? It’s an edible incarnation of Dante’s inferno. Don’t worry, it’s far more fetching than that old grump would have you believe.

A small jar filled with butterscotch sauce with some dripping down the side and a lid in the background.

Butterscotch Sauce

Perhaps the easiest DIY gift ever, this 10-minute dessert sauce takes sugar, cream, and whiskey beyond the point of lusciousness.

Tray of roast chicken pieces with pancetta, olives, and garlic cloves

Roast Chicken with Pancetta and Olives

“One of the best chicken recipes ever!” “Crisp-skinned.” “Juicy.” “Aromatic.” “Easy.” “Gorgeous.” “Heavenly.” That’s what we’re hearing from folks who’ve tried it.

A cast-iron skillet filled with a cooked sweet potato cornbread with two pats of butter on top and a dish of butter pats beside it.

Sweet Potato Cornbread

We could blather on and on about this surprising (and stealthy healthy) riff on a Southern classic that everyone is swearing is the best cornbread they’ve ever had.

Korean chicken wings piled around a white container of dipping sauce.

Korean Chicken Wings

Know that elusive balance of ridiculously crisp skin yet tender meat and a dipping sauce that’s sorta sweet but with some heat? Most wings fail miserably to achieve that. These nail it.

A copper pot filled with beef and Guinness pie topped with puff pastry on a towel on a cooking rack with a bottle behind it.

Beef and Guinness Pie

Essentially Irish stew with some lovely store-bought puff pastry plopped on top. Easy peasy. And actually, quite elegant.

A slab of pumpkin seven layer bars cut into ten pieces on a wooden board.

Pumpkin Spice Seven Layer Bars

We’d be happy to tuck into these layers of messy goodness any time, any place. Thanksgiving or Fourth of July, makes no difference to us. Or anyone we know who’s experienced them.

A blue Dutch oven filled with chunks of braised pork and a bay leaf with a wooden spoon resting inside.

Carnitas ~ Mexican Braised Pork

This Mexican carnitas recipe is authentic braised and fried pork that makes for conversation-stopping, fall-apart-tender awesomeness.

Six coffee-crusted grilled pork chops on a speckled platter.

Coffee Crusted Grilled Pork Chops

“Wow!” “Off-the-charts good!” “Divine.” “Amazingly juicy and tender.” “A definite keeper.” That’s what we’re hearing about these subtly and beguilingly spiced chops.

Bite-size bacon and cheese scones with smoked bacon and melted Asiago on top on a parchment-lined baking sheet

Bite-Size Bacon and Cheese Scones

Cute as a button, and not much bigger, these buttery, bacony scones are the most diminutive and darned good biscuits we’ve had in recent memory. Maybe ever.

A cast-iron skillet filled with chilaquiles on a wooden cutting board with a block of queso fresco and half a jalapeno beside it.

Chilaquiles

Essentially eggs scrambled with chips (or day-old tortillas) and salsa, chilaquiles is equally enticing in the a.m. as the p.m., with a cup of hot joe or a bottle of cold cerveza.

Half of a homemade KIND bar with a piece broken off.

Homemade KIND Bars

Nuts. Seeds. Dried fruits. The only thing missing is the fancy cellphone wrapping and the steep price tag. (Did we mention they’re gluten-free?)