Weeknight Cooking

The Top 10 Genius Recipes of 2017

December 20, 2017

Here are the 10 Genius Recipes you’ve loved most this year—one-pot chicken that isn’t the least bit boring, Internet-famous broccoli, and a buttery no-knead peasant bread you don’t have to wait till tomorrow to tear into, just for starters. What will we come up with next year?

For a trip down memory lane (and much more chicken and cookies)—see the best of lists for 2016, 2015, and 2014, too!

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].

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  • Nancy
  • Kristen Miglore
    Kristen Miglore
I'm an ex-economist, lifelong-Californian who moved to New York to work in food media in 2007, before returning to the land of Dutch Crunch bread and tri-tip barbecues in 2020. Dodgy career choices aside, I can't help but apply the rational tendencies of my former life to things like: recipe tweaking, digging up obscure facts about pizza, and deciding how many pastries to put in my purse for "later."


Nancy December 20, 2017
Kristen - This is lovely to have, to remember recipes I liked, and see ones that I missed. So thank you for both this and the ongoing genius recipes approach...a real delight. Nancy
Kristen M. December 20, 2017
Nancy, thanks so much for your lovely note—I'm glad to hear that you've had happy experiences with some of these already. Happy holidays and new year!