Best recipes of 2011
Revisit our editors' favorite dishes from the Test Kitchen
Brie, Rhubarb, and Green Peppercorn Crostini
This surprising and unusual combination of flavors really works together. Creamy cheese, tart rhubarb, spicy peppercorns, on top of crusty bread--yum!
Spinach Dinner Salad with Sesame Tofu
A coating of furikake (a Japanese mixture of sesame and seaweed) elevates cubes of tofu to another level. Tart apple adds liveliness.
Thai Beef Salad
Some sort of magic happens when you combine a few simple ingredients to turn out this simple, refreshing salad.
Recipe: Thai Beef Salad
Cashew, Coconut, and Pumpkin Curry
This combo of salty cashews, creamy coconut milk, and savory-sweet pumpkin was our favorite cold-weather comfort food this year.
New Mexico Green Chile and Frito Burgers
Chile-laden and packed with crunchy-salty Fritos, this ode to New Mexico is one of our all-time favorite burger combos.
Hawaiian Pig-Out Burgers
Yes, this burger is over-the-top decadence, but boy is it delicious. Sweet pineapple combined with salty spam and creamy coleslaw makes this burger one of the year's best combinations of flavors and textures.
Recipe: Hawaiian Pig-Out Burgers
Grilled Corn Poblano Salad with Chipotle Vinaigrette
This combo of sweet corn and spicy poblano and chipotle makes for the ultimate summer BBQ side dish.
Mashed Potatoes and Parsnips with Crisp Root Vegetable Strips
We loved the clever use of parsnip and potato peels as a crispy topping for this creamy mash. There's also a delicious hit of coconut that makes these extra special.
Malted Milk Ball Ice Cream Pie
TO DIE FOR. This grand, chocolate-laden dessert is a stunner and we can guarantee that everyone will ask you for the recipe after one bite.
Recipe: Malted Milk Ball Ice Cream Pie
Strawberry Rose Cupcakes
Buttery and beautiful, we couldn't get enough of these strawberry and rose-kissed cupcakes.
Recipe: Strawberry Rose Cupcakes
Anjou Bakery's Marionberry Pie
A rich, buttery, shortbread-like crust really makes this berry pie stand out from the crowd.
Recipe: Anjou Bakery's Marionberry Pie
WOW! This one bowled us over in the test kitchen with its decadent deliciousness. The extra effort to make all the components pays off.
Recipe: Ultimate S'more