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We partnered with our friends at Natural Delights, purveyors of Medjool dates, for our latest contest—Your Best Recipe with Dates.

It's time to help us pick the contest finalists for Your Best Recipe with Dates!

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Any Food52 member can help us test our Community Pick candidates. All you have to do is take a peek at the candidates listed below and call dibs on the recipe you'd like to test! We accept up to 3 testers per recipe. And, if the recipe ends up being a Community Pick, we'll publish the best headnote, so make your notes count! Don't forget to email us your notes (no more than 100 words) to [email protected] by next Monday, March 20, at 5 P.M. (EST).

A Devils on Horseback-inspired grilled cheese with Stilton, bacon, and Medjool dates.
A Devils on Horseback-inspired grilled cheese with Stilton, bacon, and Medjool dates. Photo by James Ransom

Here's how to call dibs on a recipe:

When you've figured out which recipes are calling your name, sign up by following the link to that recipe's page. There, just above the comments, you'll see a "Test This Recipe" button. 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 Sunday before your testing notes are due.

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Tips for testing:

When you test, we encourage you to consider (and write about!) your experience testing the recipe—every step of the way. Did you think it needed more salt? Was the cake a little dry? Think the oven temp should have been a bit higher? Please tell us! Constructive criticism is always encouraged. And as a reminder, please test the recipe exactly as it is written. (You can riff on it later if you like it, but for these purposes, the more authentic the experience and the more honest the feedback, the better.)

We'll use those comments (and our own testing here at the Food52 office) to help us choose the official finalists and Community Picks—and we'll publish the best headnote from a tester 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.

We partnered with our friends at Natural Delights, purveyors of Medjool dates, for our latest contest—Your Best Recipe with Dates.

The testing period for this contest has closed.

Baked Chicken with Blood Oranges, Dates, Caperberries and Olives
Baqsum: Sesame Biscotti Filled With Dates
Beaver Island Dessert (Date Walnut and Chocolate Chip Cake)
Dark Chocolate Brownies with Medjool Dates and Almond Butter
Date Honey Caramel Vanilla Ice Cream
Date and Hazelnut Focaccia
Date and Honey Coconut Ice Cream
Date, Halvah, and Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Flatbread With Dates, Manchego Cheese, Rosemary & Crispy Prosciutto
Grilled Broccoli Salad with Peanuts, Dates and Lime Vinaigrette
Holy Taco Roasted Cauliflower with Dates and Rosemary
Indian-Spiced Chicken Salad with Dates and Pistachios
Korean Yak Bap - Sweet steamed rice cake
Lamb Kebab with Yogurt Mint Chutney
Moroccan Crêpes with Spiced Fruit Compote
Roasted Cauliflower with Prosciutto and Dates
Roasted Dates & Honey Wings
Sticky Toffee Pudding
Sticky, Spicy, Sweet Roasted Carrots and Chickpeas with Date Vinaigrette
Vegan 'Fesenjan' with Roasted Butternut Squash and Brown Rice Pilaf