Help Me Make It Better! 15 Reader Questions About Recipes

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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.

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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