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5 Holiday-Ready Potato Recipes From Our Community

In our latest contest, we asked you to take our trusty cooking sidekick—the humble potato—and make it shine. From mashed to hashes, you gave us potatoes in all forms. We peeled, chopped, and sliced our way through pounds of potatoes to bring you our fi…

In our latest contest, we asked you to take our trusty cooking sidekick—the humble potato—and make it shine. From mashed to hashes, you gave us potatoes in all forms. We peeled, chopped, and sliced our way through pounds of potatoes to bring you our five finalists.

Now, we need your help narrowing down our picks to just two finalists. Give one (or more!) of these recipes a shot in your own kitchen, and let us know your thoughts. Voting will begin on January 1, 2023 at 12 p.m. EDT. May the best potato win!

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Our Community’s Best Five Summer Salads

Here are our community’s best summer salads!
In our latest contest, we asked you to wow us with your best summer salad. With farmers markets bursting at the seams, there was plenty of inspiration just waiting to adorn a salad bowl. The entries were br…

Here are our community's best summer salads!

In our latest contest, we asked you to wow us with your best summer salad. With farmers markets bursting at the seams, there was plenty of inspiration just waiting to adorn a salad bowl. The entries were bright and thoughtful, keeping that summer produce at the heart of each recipe. It was a pleasure for your Community Moderators to make our way through our top ten to bring you the top five for your next dinner.

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Bring Us Your Best Summer Salad

For this contest, we (your community moderators) decided to take a slightly different approach and let our community help pick the theme. We narrowed it down to three choices: 1) a summer salad, 2) a dish with tomatoes, or 3) a no-cook dish. The voters…

For this contest, we (your community moderators) decided to take a slightly different approach and let our community help pick the theme. We narrowed it down to three choices: 1) a summer salad, 2) a dish with tomatoes, or 3) a no-cook dish. The voters have spoken and our latest contest is: Your Best Summer Salad.

With summer's welcome bounty of beautiful fruits and vegetables, it's hard not to want a salad every day. Local farm stands are bursting with sweet fruits, juicy tomatoes, and fragrant herbs—all ideal building blocks for a perfect summer salad.

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Our Community’s Top 5 Dishes Disguised as a Sandwich

Here are our top 5 dishes disguised as sandwiches!
In our latest recipe contest, we asked our community members to share their best dishes disguised as a sandwich. The entries were playful and creative. It was a tough process—not really, we love sandw…

Here are our top 5 dishes disguised as sandwiches!

In our latest recipe contest, we asked our community members to share their best dishes disguised as a sandwich. The entries were playful and creative. It was a tough process—not really, we love sandwiches—but we narrowed the field down to five recipes you're going to want to try at your next lunch.

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What’s Your Best Dish Disguised as a Sandwich?

In our last contest, we asked to see your new flavor combinations for an old classic— layer cake. We were blown away by the creativity of the submissions (especially our two finalists). This time around, we want to see that creativity channeled into a…

In our last contest, we asked to see your new flavor combinations for an old classic— layer cake. We were blown away by the creativity of the submissions (especially our two finalists). This time around, we want to see that creativity channeled into a more savory pursuit: your best dish disguised as a sandwich!

We want to see a mash-up between your favorite knife-and-fork meal and the world's most perfect handheld food: the sandwich. Try a chicken cordon bleu torta, a chana masala pita wrap, a Korean BBQ French dip au jus (seriously, someone please do this)...just give the classics a twist!

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Behold! Our Community’s Top 2 Layer Cakes

In our latest contest, we reprised our very first Food52 recipe contest theme: your best layer cake. For this go around, we asked you to share with us some new and interesting flavor combinations for layer cake. We were truly impressed by the creativi…

In our latest contest, we reprised our very first Food52 recipe contest theme: your best layer cake. For this go around, we asked you to share with us some new and interesting flavor combinations for layer cake. We were truly impressed by the creativity of our community, especially when it comes to a particularly technical and labor-intensive genre of recipes. Hopefully, you will enjoy taking a peek—and perhaps even a stab!—at some of our top choices here.

Alas, because five cakes can't take the cake, we had to narrow down this embarrassment of riches to two. And this was no easy feat! So we're turning over the ultimate decision to our community: We're asking you to vote on which cake will win them all.

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Our Community’s 5 Sweetest, Most Show-Stopping Layer Cakes

In our latest recipe contest, we reprised our very first Food52 contest: Your Best Layer Cake. The original contest brought us just three entries, but each one has become a Food52 standard: Amanda’s mother’s Chocolate Dump-It Cake, Abs’ Not Red Velvet…

In our latest recipe contest, we reprised our very first Food52 contest: Your Best Layer Cake. The original contest brought us just three entries, but each one has become a Food52 standard: Amanda's mother's Chocolate Dump-It Cake, Abs' Not Red Velvet Cake With Fudge Icing, and Eric Liftin's Lemon Birthday Cake.

For this round, we asked our community members to bring us some more creative flavor combinations. We had high hopes for this Redux, and you delivered. From pistachio-lychee-rose cake to a mascarpone whipped cream-topped stunner, we loved the creativity this contest brought out in our talented community members. And we especially loved trying so much cake!

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We’re Looking for Your Best Layer Cake (Again!)

A new year is often a time for reflection—and your friendly Food52 recipe contest community moderators have been doing our own sort of reflecting, and looking back at all of the past contest themes. If you are new to our recipe contests or a veteran c…

A new year is often a time for reflection—and your friendly Food52 recipe contest community moderators have been doing our own sort of reflecting, and looking back at all of the past contest themes. If you are new to our recipe contests or a veteran contestant who wants to take a walk down memory lane, check out these past contests that we loved:

But in our lookback, we were really most struck by our very first contest—Your Best Layer Cake—which, surprisingly, had only three entries! The winner was Not Red Velvet Cake with Fudge Glaze, and the runner up was Lemon Birthday Cake. If you can believe it, taking last place was a recipe that is now a beloved Food52 favorite: Chocolate Dump-It Cake.

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Our Top Two Recipes Made With Love: Help Us Pick a Winner!

As we head into 2022, another year of the pandemic, you might just be looking for a way to brighten the spirits of your friends and family members during an uncertain time. For so many people, the process of cooking – especially a slow and involved re…

As we head into 2022, another year of the pandemic, you might just be looking for a way to brighten the spirits of your friends and family members during an uncertain time. For so many people, the process of cooking - especially a slow and involved recipe - can be cathartic. Cooking is also a way that many people express feelings and care for their loved ones. Our community provided us with an abundance of recipes you can peruse for inspiration the next time you want to bring someone a dish made with love.

Our two finalists in our latest contest - Your Best Dish Made With Love - brought us lovely headnote stories that will give you some special insight into the backdrop of these winning recipes. Both dishes feature pork shoulder but they bring a decidedly different approach. Do you want to deliver a flavorful, tender ragu or the perfect Cuban sandwich to your loved one this year? We need your help to decide which recipe is the best dish made with love.

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5 Cozy Community Recipes, Made With Lots of Love

In our latest recipe contest, we asked our community members to share their best dish made with love. We asked for a main course that was easy for the recipient of the loving meal to transport and serve. For this contest, we also asked our community m…

In our latest recipe contest, we asked our community members to share their best dish made with love. We asked for a main course that was easy for the recipient of the loving meal to transport and serve. For this contest, we also asked our community members to give us a special headnote telling us the story of how their dish is made with love.

Our community members generously shared both their recipes and their stories, and we loved seeing this additional dimension to everyone's cooking.

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