Steve Subera, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Steve Subera has tested.

Three bottles filled with homemade 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.

A tray of twelve mini muffin financiers, each with two raspberries on top.

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.

A wooden bowl filled with lemon Israeli couscous with a serving spoon inside and some lemon halves in the background.

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, yet elegant, side dish.

  • (2)
  • 20 M
  • 40 M
  • 6
Two homemade Twinkies, with one cut in half and the other resting on top of a cut half.

Homemade Twinkies

Like the classic, these sponge cakes are crammed to almost bursting with irresistibly sweet, fluffy, creamy goodness—but minus the chemicals and other abominations.

  • (6)
  • 50 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 98
A brown bowl half-filled with senate bean soup with a spoon resting inside the bowl.

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.

  • (1)
  • 20 M
  • 6 H
  • 12
Bowl of cashew chicken with chunks of stir-fried chicken, carrots, sugar snap peas, celery, cashews

Cashew Chicken

One of the most beloved—and most commonly ordered—Chinese dishes in America, this quick stir-fry makes simple seem superlative.

  • (3)
  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 7
Several shapes of fresh homemade egg pasta dough on a rimmed baking sheet.

Fresh Homemade 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.

  • (2)
  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 23
A wire basket lined with a napkin and filled with 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?!)

  • (2)
  • 20 M
  • 45 M
  • 14
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.

  • (9)
  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 20