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Genius Recipes' Greatest Hits of 2014 (+ a Thank You)

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Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Executive Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.

Today: The ten Genius Recipes you liked best in 2014. (We liked them too.)

This whole thing is very win-win. You all send in the best recipes you stumble across -- the ones that you can't stop making, that you tape to the inside of your cupboard and email to all your friends. I test (and re-test) them, then do my best to tell you each week how these recipes will change the way you cook. James (or Mark or Bobbi or Alpha) shoots them to show you how striking they'll look in your house, right before you get to scarfing. Everyone gets more good food.

I want to take this moment, the first Genius dispatch of 2015, to say T-H-A-N-K  Y-O-U in my strongest font styling, for continuing to send in tips. Keep them coming. Last year, these were the 10 recipes you all liked best -- at the bottom of each post, you'll see the person responsible for bringing them to our attention.

Nigel Slater's Really Good Spaghetti Bolognese


Dan Leader's 4-Hour Baguette


Bill Smith's Atlantic Beach Pie


Nigella Lawson's One-Step, No-Churn Ice Cream


My New Roots' Life-Changing Loaf of Bread


Martha Stewart's One-Pan Pasta


Gabrielle Hamilton's Grilled Cheese Sandwiches


Maialino's Olive Oil Cake


Jane Grigson's Celery Soup


Moro's Warm Squash & Chickpea Salad with Tahini

Tell us: What were your favorite recipes of 2014?

Got a genius recipe to share -- from a classic cookbook, an online source, or anywhere, really? Please send it my way (and tell me what's so smart about it) at [email protected].

Photos by James Ransom and Mark Weinberg

Tags: Long Reads, Editors' Picks, Genius Recipes, DIY Food, Everyday Cooking, How-To & Diy, Genius