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It's that time again -- help us pick the contest finalists for Your Best Family Recipe!

Family Recipes on Food52

Any Food52 member is welcome to help us test our Community Pick candidates, so go call dibs on the recipe you'd like to test that is in the list below! We'd love to see some new testers in the mix -- remember, we accept up to 3 testers per recipe. And, if the recipe is worthy of a Community Pick, we'll publish the best headnote, so make your notes count! Don't forget to email us your headnote (no more than 100 words) to [email protected] by next Wednesday at 5pm (EST). 

When you’ve figured out which recipes are calling your name, in order to sign up, all you have to do is follow the link to that recipe’s page, and on the left-hand side, you’ll see a “Test This Recipe” button. Your job is easy: Just 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 Tuesday before your testing notes are due. 

We'll collect your comments, name the finalists and official Community Picks and publish the best headnote 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. Constructive criticism is always encouraged!

Photo by James Ransom

The testing period for this contest has closed.

Agny Danielsen's Surkal
Baked Tofu and Vegetable Egg Rolls
Batsaria (Phyllo-less Spanakopita)
Chickpea Flour Crêpes (Puda)
Chocolate, Peanut Butter, and Banana Pie
Citrus and Cardamom Baklava with Pistachios and Walnuts
Cold Oven Pound Cake
Dad's Slow Cooked Peppery Ribs
Essential Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
Extra-Crispy Extra- Tender Kugel with a Sweet Onion Crust
Faulknerian Family Ragu Bolognese
Grandma Virginia's Oven-Fried Chicken
Kaiserschmarrn - The Emperor's Breakfast
My Mom's Taiwanese Sticky Rice
My Mom’s Luscious Potato Moussaka, Jewish Style
Nonna's Ciambella (Nonna-Approved)
Oma's Chicken Paprikash
Popo's Pot Stickers
Roasted Hazelnut Torte
Shanghainese Lion's Head Meatballs

Tags: Community Picks, Contest