This past July we took a week to reminisce over our favorite family recipes, and to talk a little about preserving (and even improving!) the foods that our families cherish. Here's a look back at a few of my own favorite posts from that week, from Emma's interview with her mom, to Sara Kate's recipes for baked beans with pineapple and bacon. Nealey shared a recipe that actually went very wrong (and you helped solve her problem!) and we offered some tips for documenting recipes that aren't written down yet.

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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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