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10 Posts Requested by Readers in May 2012

The Kitchn's Best of 2012

This past May, we did something really fun that we had never done before: We ran a whole week of posts that were prompted by reader requests. That's right — every single post we wrote had been requested, in some way, by a reader. It was so interesting to see what our readers asked for! Here's a look back at 10 posts from that week, from buttery yellow cake, to a crash course in wine, and what to eat when you get home from the gym, to tips for managing your time when cooking for a party. And let's not forget about vegetarian meals to satisfy even Ron Swanson...

TOP ROW
• 1 How to Make Popovers
• 2 Fried Rice to BBQ Chicken Pizza: 10 Recipes to Make Take-Out Foods at Home
• 3 A Crash Course in Wine: 30 Posts To Help You Understand Types, Words & Pairings
• 4 Successful Side Dishes: 6 Elements to Consider When Matching a Main Dish
• 5 Banana For an Egg: Vegan Substitutions for 8 Common Baking Ingredients

BOTTOM ROW
• 6 23 Homemade Breads to Fit Any Schedule
• 7 Party Tip: How to Manage Your Time Like a Pro on Party Day
• 8 Recipe: Basic Yellow Butter Cake
• 9 Refuel After a Workout: What to Eat When You Get Home From the Gym
• 10 Cooking Diabetic-Friendly Meals: 4 Tips and a Recipe From an Expert

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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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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.

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