Behold! These are the ten Genius Recipes you all (and we all) loved the most in 2015. There aren't too many surprises here—chewy-crisp chocolate chip cookies that happen to be vegan, magically creamy scrambled eggs, and three kinds of chicken (two of them cooked in milk, you smart creatures!). I didn't see the pickle brine mushrooms coming, but I'm sure glad they're here.
Thank you to the generous souls—community members and friends—who sent in these recipes.
Now, I'm thinking ahead to 2016. Below are 16 of my favorite food holy grails, and I haven't stumbled across a genius one yet. I'm counting on you! (And if there's something else you're on the hunt for, let me know in the comments and I'll do my best to make it happen.)
- Sourdough bread
- Cinnamon rolls
- Something with artichokes
- Matzo ball soup
- Pecan pie, low on the goo
- Coffee cake, preferably with a crumb topping
- Baba ghanoush
- Chicken pot pie!
- Something with sweet potatoes
- Juicy chicken breasts (you people seem to like chicken, and I've failed you on this front)
- Zucchini bread
- Super-flavorful minestrone
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].