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It's that time again -- help us pick the contest finalists for Your Best Edible Gift!

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Any Food52 member is welcome to help us test our Community Pick candidates, so go call dibs on the recipe you'd like to test that is in the list below! We'd love to see some new testers in the mix -- remember, we accept up to 3 testers per recipe. And, if the recipe is worthy of a Community Pick, we'll publish the best headnote, so make your notes count! Don't forget to email us your headnote (no more than 100 words) to [email protected] by next Wednesday, November 12th at 5pm (EST). 

When you’ve figured out which recipes are calling your name, in order to sign up, all you have to do is follow the link to that recipe’s page, and just above the comments, you’ll see a “Test This Recipe” button. Your job is easy: Just click the button, and you’ll receive a confirmation email that officially crowns you a Food52 community tester. If for some reason you decide you cannot test, simply press the button again, and your name will be removed from the list. Act fast -- this button will disappear on the Tuesday before your testing notes are due. 

We'll collect your comments, name the finalists and official Community Picks and publish the best headnote for each Community Pick (with credit, of course!). If the recipe you test isn't chosen as a Community Pick, please feel free to leave your testing notes in the recipe's comments section. Constructive criticism is always encouraged!

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Photo by James Ransom

The testing period for this contest has closed.

Carrot-Halwa Blondie Bars
Chocolate Salami
Cinnamon and Rye Shortbread
Dough To-Go
Dresden Stollen
Hachimi Togarashi (or Eight-Spice Japanese Chile Seasoning)
Homemade Kaya (Coconut Jam)
Kentucky Whiskey Cake -- An Updated Version for Making Mini-Loaves
Kona Macadamia Biscotti
Lusekatter (Saffron-Marzipan Buns)
Mama's Mango Chutney
Meyer Lemon Vanilla Bean and Ginger Karma Marmalade
Miso Butterscotch Bars
Molasses Clove Cookies
Orange Vanilla Quince Butter
Pistachio Dukkah
Rooibos Krupnik
Sea Salt and Honey Hokey Pokey
Sweet and Spicy Pretzel and Nut Mix


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Tags: recipe testing, contest, dibs calling, holidays, best edible gift, food gifts, hanukah