Valerie Shiba, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Valerie Shiba has tested.

A white serving bowl filled with pieces of adobo chicken and garnished with cilantro.

Adobo Chicken

A sweet and vinegary, sesame and garlicky, oniony chicken dish that’s seriously irresistible. You’re gonna want to put this dish on repeat.

Squares of vanilla sheet cake with Swiss buttercream frosting and sprinkles on white plates with a coupe of Champagne in the background.

Vanilla Sheet Cake

Behold, Edd Kimber’s go-to sheet cake, complete with an utterly irresistible (and doable) Swiss meringue buttercream that you’re gonna wanna slather all over everything.

A white oval platter topped with fresh mozzarella with roasted stone fruit and toasted bread pieces.

Mozzarella with Roasted Stone Fruit

Sensual. Sumptuousity. Sexy. Just a few of the lovely words we’re hearing in conjunction with this stunner of a summer supper. Can’t quite be described. Just experienced.

A stack of several oatmeal raisin cookies on a wire paddle.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Crisp at the edges, chewy in the center, and (sorta) wholesome through and through, these are a revelatory riff on the classic.

A pile of cream-filled macarons, each in a white wrapper.

Cream-Filled Meringue Cookies

These perfect little meringue cookies sandwich a dreamy whipped cream filling and are so airy they literally dissipate into nothing but loveliness.

A whole maple cream pie, topped with whipped cream on a round wire rack.

Maple Cream Pie

A buttery, flaky crust filled with sweet maple custard and topped with swirls and clouds of whipped cream. Sigh.

A hand dipping fries into a splatter of bomb hot sauce with a pile of fries scattered beside the sauce.

Bomb Hot Sauce

Our go-to condiment for dipping sweet potato fries, slathering on chicken before roasting, dribbling on eggs, and dousing just about anything that needs some shazam!

A bowl of duck soba with scallions on a wooden surface with a piece of duck being lifted out with chopsticks.

Duck Soba

Understand exactly why soba is so revered in some cultures with this eminiently slurpable bowl of soul-satisfying goodness of crisp-skinned duck and satisfying noodles.

A sour cream apple pie with one slice cut out in a ceramic teal deep pie dish. The slice is on a green plate in the background.

Sour Cream Apple Pie

Layer after layer after layer of perfectly spiced apples. An ever-so-slightly tangy creaminess. And a subtly spiced streusel.