This year saw a wealth of cookbooks cross our desks; we could hardly review them fast enough! But we tried to choose our favorite recipes from the books we reviewed, and share them with you here. Here's a look back at 15 recipes from some terrific cookbooks. From David Tanis of Chez Panisse, to Melissa Clark of The New York Times, and Boston's Flour Bakery to a tour of Japan, the cooks behind these recipes are rich with experience and inspiration.

• 1 James Peterson's Brisket with Pomegranate Juice
• 2 Molly O'Neill's (and Aunt Kajal's!) Baaghlava
• 3 Joanne Chang's Homemade Pop-Tarts
• 4 David Tanis' Wild Mushroom Ragout with Ziti
• 5 Bakerella's Yummy Mummies Cake Pops

• 6 Five Grain Salad from Emeril Lagasse
• 7 Gluten-Free Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Marshmallow Filling
• 8 Kim Boyce's Muscovado Sugar Cake
• 9 Sarah Marx Feldner's Udon Soup with Chicken Meatballs
• 10 Pickled Beets and Pickled Beet and Arugula Salad

• 11 Maple Cupcakes from Baked Explorations
• 12 Simply Suppers: Seared Steak Filets with Mustard Sauce
• 13 Sunset Cookbook: Short Ribs with Ginger & Star Anise
• 14 Vanessa Barrington's Cornmeal, Parmesan, and Poppy Seed Crackers
• 15 Melissa Clark's Chicken Thighs with Green Tomatoes, Basil, and Ginger

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Welcome to The Kitchn's end-of-year roundup! We are rounding up some of our favorite (and your favorite) posts from the last year, including lots of recipes. We are also shaking out our reader mailbag, and giving you a few more great guest posts from our friends.

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