Fresh herbs and a squeeze of lemon lend this chicken its effusive Greek accent. A foolproof grilling technique makes it irresistible in any language.
Steve Dunn, Recipe Tester
A list of all the recipes Steve Dunn has tested.
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.
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.
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.
Roasted Tomato Tart with Cheddar and Basil
Whether you’ve sad-looking plum tomatoes or stunning heirlooms, their tomato-y essence is concentrated in this ingenious, all-sins-forgiven tart with Cheddar and basil.
Chicken Karaage ~ Japanese Fried Chicken
You haven’t lived until you’ve had chicken karaage, which is Japanese-style chicken that’s marinated in soy and fried twice until crisp and oh so nice.
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
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.
The Pioneer Woman’s Lasagna
Ree Drummond divulged her simple and much-requested recipe for lasagna in her children’s book, Charlie the Ranch Dog. You’ll also find the recipe tester-approved recipe here.
Perhaps the easiest DIY gift ever, this 10-minute dessert sauce takes sugar, cream, and whiskey beyond the point of lusciousness.
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.
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
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.
Beef and Guinness Pie
Essentially Irish stew with some lovely store-bought puff pastry plopped on top. Easy peasy. And actually, quite elegant.
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.
Carnitas ~ Mexican Braised Pork
This Mexican carnitas recipe is authentic braised and fried pork that makes for conversation-stopping, fall-apart-tender awesomeness.
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
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.
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.
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?)