Editor's Choice: Joanna's Favorite Posts of 2008

Editor's Choice: Joanna's Favorite Posts of 2008

Joanna Miller
Dec 26, 2008
Joanna Miller is our Chicago correspondent, bringing you good recipes and ideas like those yummy Oreo truffles.

Here are her favorite posts from The Kitchn's past year.

Recipe: Cheddar Olives – I just can't get enough of these. They've become the official holiday appetizer of 2008 in my house.

Elizabeth's Top Chef recaps – I like the "best of" style of these recaps that highlight the most memorable moments instead of a play by play of the whole show.

Why is My Pickled Garlic Blue? – I started pickling this year and was a little freaked out when I found blue garlic cloves in my pickled okra. Thanks to Kathryn's question and readers' answers, I stopped worrying about potentially poisoning myself and others.

Help! What To Do With Lemongrass Leaves? – I love these ideas for using the leaves that I would otherwise throw away.

Recipe: Pasta with Butternut Squash, Sage, and Pine Nuts – This recipe has become a quick favorite of mine, extra special because it was served at Faith's wedding.

Cook's Illustrated Vodka Pie Crust – This recipe changed my life. OK, maybe that's a little dramatic, but it definitely definitely helped me get over my fear of baking. It's really easy, doesn't require a rolling pin and produces a really flaky crust.

Could You Eat on $25 a Week? – I loved reading the comments about how people feed themselves and their families on a tight budget.

From The Files: Oatmeal for Breakfast (and More) – I've really gotten into steel-cut oatmeal this year and this roundup gave me a lot of great ideas.

Related: Editor's Choice: Nora S.'s Favorite Posts of 2008

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