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Our 15 Most Popular Entertaining Recipes from 2014

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Did you throw dinner parties in 2014? Did people gather around your table and pass plates and laugh and ask for seconds and linger over final bites of cake and sips of wine? Did you spend your Saturday afternoons baking, or rolling pasta dough, or braising things, then welcome friends with an apron around your waist and a cocktail in your hand? 

If you did: Congratulations; here's a retrospective for you. If you didn't: There's always 2015. Resolve to entertain more in the new year -- and get started with our most popular dinner party-friendly recipes from 2014. As with any good party, there's a whole lot of cake.

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Maialino's Olive Oil Cake by Genius Recipes

 

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Autumn Root Vegetable Gratin by Merrill Stubbs 

 

Nigel Slater's Really Good Spagetti Bolognese by Genius Recipes

 

Lacinato Kale Gratin by Marian Bull

Lacinato Kale Gratin

 

James Peterson's Baked Fish Fillets with Butter and Sherry by Genius Recipes 

 

 

Creamy Mushroom Pasta by Kendra Vaculin

Creamy Mushroom Pasta

 

Crispy Coconut Kale with Roasted Salmon and Coconut Rice by Ashley Couse | Bloom & Nourish

Coconut Kale and Salmon

 

Faith Durand's Dark Molasses Gingerbread Cake by Sarah Jampel

Gingerbread Cake

 

Moro's Warm Squash & Chickpea Salad with Tahini by Genius Recipes

 

Bill Smith's Atlantic Beach Pie by Genius Recipes

 

Sweet and Savory Overnight Roast Pork by Merrill Stubbs

 

 

Vietnamese Rice Noodle Salad by MollyandBrandon

 

 

Caesar- Style Kale Salad with Roasted Onions and Ricotta Salata by cookinginvictoria 

 

Classic Chicken Piccata by Linda Johnson

Chicken Piccata

 

Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Icing and Caramelized Pumpkin Seeds by Sarah Jampel


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