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We like to end each year by taking a look back at the delicious recipes our food editors created in the test kitchen over the course of the past 365 days. But 2020 was uncharted territory for our pros—due to the coronavirus pandemic, our food editors had to shift from cooking over the many burners of our test kitchen stoves to just four burners in their own New York City apartments. Though everyone had to adjust to a new normal in 2020, one thing remained the same: our food editors’ always reliable and absolutely delicious recipes were here to help you feed your families. We once again tasked them with looking back at their brand-new recipes, and these are the ones they selected as their favorites.
In addition to their most loved recipes—such as food editor at large Shira Bocar’s Easy Tiramisu or senior food editor Lauryn Tyrell’s Vinegared Pork Chop Milanese with Radish Salad—our food editors also declared their favorite story: Mighty Mushrooms from the November 2020 issue of Martha Stewart Living. “I love, love, love mushrooms and have one or two varieties in my fridge at all time,” says deputy food editor Greg Lofts, who developed all of the recipes for this story. “They are versatile and packed with nutrition.” Lauryn agreed that these recipes stood out among her favorites. “Mushrooms are nature’s little wonders. There are so many varieties to choose from and each one offers something different in texture and taste.”
Of course, in a year of so many unknowns, classic comfort food like stews, hearty Italian-American recipes, and individual desserts (for safely serving during COVID times) also came out on top.
In need of a little more dinner inspiration as you head into a new year? Consult the recipes that our food editors are sharing as their top choices from 2020—they’re guaranteed winners.