Steve Subera, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Steve Subera has tested.

Three bottles of store bought Sriracha sauce.

Homemade Sriracha Sauce

The traditional and incendiary Thai condiment has incited quite the following. Here’s how to save yourself a trip to your local Asian market.

  • 5 M
  • 7 D
  • 58
A stack of three whole-wheat pancakes with strawberry sauce, a couple whole strawberries, and confectioners' sugar sprinkled over the top.

Whole Wheat Pancakes with Strawberry Sauce

Made with half whole wheat flour and half white flour, these pancakes are light and fluffy and improbably enticing for something that actually has redeeming nutritional qualities.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
A rectangular serving dish filled with Thai basil pork, red chiles, and white rice with a serving spoon beside the dish.

Thai Basil Pork

A little spicy, salty, and sweet and altogether satisfying. Your latest weeknight salvation when you need dinner pronto but you want something that’s not predictable or boring.

  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 10
Bowl of cashew chicken with chunks of stir-fried chicken, carrots, sugar snap peas, celery, cashews

Cashew Chicken

Cashew chicken is one of the most beloved Chinese recipes in America. Dark meat, snap peas, carrots, and cashews are seared then tossed in a silky sauce.

  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 7
A muffin tin filled with raspberry-studded financiers.

Mini-Muffin Financiers

Don’t let these delicate, diminutive cakes with the froufrou French name fool you. They’re a cinch to toss in the oven–and even easier to toss in the mouth.

  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 15
Bowl with a soup of navy beans, ham hocks, onions, celery, and parsley on brown fabric

Senate Bean Soup

A winter classic made with navy beans, a ham hock, and a handful of pantry ingredients that somehow meld together into a sum that’s far, far superlative to its parts.

  • 20 M
  • 6 H
  • 8
Homemade Twinkies

Homemade Twinkies

Just like the classic, these delicate sponge cakes are crammed to almost bursting with irresistibly sweet, fluffy, creamy goodness—minus the chemicals, preservatives, artificial colorings, and other abominations.

  • 50 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 88
A small aperitif glass filled with classic Manhattan cocktail and a lemon twist garnish.

Classic Manhattan Cocktail

Rye whiskey, vermouth, Grand Marnier, and bitters all work the devil’s magic in this all-but-forgotten formula for a cocktail classic.

  • 3 M
  • 3 M
  • 20
Fresh Egg Pasta Dough

Fresh Egg Pasta Dough

Tastes just like what they slide in front of you at trattorias in Italy, with someone’s nonna in back rolling out sheets of fresh pasta, upper arms jiggling.

  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 19
Blueberry Tea Cake

Blueberry Tea Cake

An irresistible tea cake that’s essentially dessert masquerading as breakfast, lunch, or pretty much any nosh time when you crave something sweet.

  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 13
Bacon Cheddar Biscuits

Bacon-Cheddar Biscuits

These Southern-style biscuits are just the thing for almost any occasion. Go on, we dare you. Try to think of a time you wouldn’t want them. See what we mean?

  • 20 M
  • 45 M
  • 14
A carrot dipped into A bowl of cauliflower Asiago cheese fondue

Cauliflower Asiago Cheese Fondue

This cauliflower fondue is full of Asiago cheese and smoked paprika. An unusual fondue, it gets texture from the cauliflower. A favorite of fondue lovers.

  • 15 M
  • 35 M
  • 3
Lemon Israeli Couscous

Lemon Israeli Couscous

These pearl-like couscous are cooked in chicken stock for extra flavor and tossed with peas, mint, parsley, and lemon zest. A simple, easy sider dish.

  • 20 M
  • 40 M
  • 2