Help Me Make It Better! 15 Reader Questions About Recipes

The Kitchn's Best of 2012

What do you do when you have that one recipe you just can't get quite right? You could set up your own test kitchen, do the research, and make the dish 50 times — or you could consult the hive mind of experienced and curious cooks here at The Kitchn. This year our readers dished out advice on how to make chunkier granola, better hot cocoa, creamier mac and cheese, really crunchy, salty, garlicky dill pickles, and the best versions of 11 more recipes.

TOP ROW
• 1 How Do You Make Your Morning Coffee?
• 2 How Can I Make Really Smooth & Creamy Carrot Soup?
• 3 How Can I Make Chunkier Cookies?
• 4 Help Me Make Really Crunchy, Salty, Garlicky Dill Pickles!
• 5 What Are Some Fun Variations on Traditional Pumpkin Pie?

MIDDLE ROW
• 6 How Can I Make My Granola Chunkier?
• 7 Any Tips For Making Better Hot Cocoa?
• 8 Help Me Make Better Egg Stir-Fry
• 9 Tips For Getting Lemon Bars From the Pan Without Breaking?
• 10 Help Me Find a Mellow Yet Satisfying Salad Dressing!

BOTTOM ROW
• 11 What's Wrong With My Homemade Yogurt?
• 12 How Can I Make a Clear, Scum-Free Chicken Broth or Soup?
• 13 How Can I Make Crispy, Restaurant-Style French Toast?
• 14 How Can I Save a Batch of Bad Granola?
• 15 Help! Why Is My Mac and Cheese Oily Instead of Creamy?

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Welcome to The Kitchn's Best of 2012 roundup! From December 17 through January 1 we are rounding up some of our favorite (and your favorite) posts from the past year.

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