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Do Any Recipes that Call Themselves "The Best" Live Up to The Name?

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There are the confident recipes ("my best", "our best", "Alice's best") and then there are recipes that are proud to the point of recklessness. These shrug off the possessive pronoun and shoot straight for the definitive: the best, the best ever, the greatest of all time.

And we have quite a few of these haughty chest-puffers in our own archives...

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The Best Roast Chicken with Garlic and Herb Pan Sauce

The Best Roast Chicken with Garlic and Herb Pan Sauce by Merrill Stubbs

Best Ever Turkey Chili

Best Ever Turkey Chili by kmartinelli

The Best Korean Barbecue You've Ever Tasted!

The Best Korean Barbecue You've Ever Tasted! by Sarah D

The Best Pan-Roasted Potatoes

The Best Pan-Roasted Potatoes by Gretchen @ Backyardnotes

The Best Lime Ice Cream

The Best Lime Ice Cream by Merrill Stubbs

The Best Way to Cook Beets

The Best Way to Cook Beets by Amanda Hesser

When I see a recipe that pats itself on the back in the title, I'm immediately skeptical—but also intrigued. Imagine the audacity—and assuredness—behind such a declaration! It better be really, really good.

In an effort to find "the best" recipes that truly are the best, we want to know: Which recipes that have called themselves the best are true to their names? Are these chocolate chip cookies really the best ever? What about this pumpkin pie? And is this fried chicken (made with cream of chicken soup) truly better than the best? (From the other side, which of these have let you down?) Tell us in the comments! We can't wait to do some testing.

Which recipes that say they're the best really are? Drop a link or a reference in the comments below!