What were our most popular recipes of 2020? | Food

Let’s step into the new year (hello 2021 — you still look no different than 2020 right now, but I’m going to keep the faith!) and look back at a few of our greatest food hits from last year. 

My secret weapons for a perfectly flavored soup (deglaze with a little white wine, throw in a Parmesan rind and finish with a squirt of lemon juice) was a hit with readers as the cold winter nights set in and we were all looking for a little comfort in a bowl.

“I just made it this weekend and it was absolutely DELICIOUS! Unfortunately, the soup is gone … otherwise, I would send you a picture! I’ve never used white wine or parmesan rind in a soup. I think those ingredients made the broth so full of flavor. Great tips!” — Michelle 

Chicken meatball soup for whatever anxieties ail you these days

Sometimes, you just need a bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup.

No shocker here; you were all looking for fun ways to warm up while gathering outside. 

Will Winn, the rickhouse manager at Berkshire Mountain Distillers in Sheffield, offered this great advice: “You want to be able to taste the spirit, but not cook it off.”

Cheers to that, Will!

Keep the (small) party going outside with warm cocktails

The weather is getting colder, but we’re just not ready to give up our socially distant, outdoor, small gatherings yet. And as the pandemic ha…

This newsletter about the glory of sheet-pan dinners really reminded me that no matter what our circumstances are in life, we’re all just trying to get dinner on the table. So many readers emailed me about my tips that it spurred me to think more about easy, no-brainer dinners. 

“I loved your article on sheet pan cooking … I wanted more! It was real and light-hearted, which was what we all need right now. I’m a mom of a 6 and 9 year old. Thinking about dinner! Ack!” — Amy

When dinner is the last thing on your mind, grab a sheet tray pan

Hi, my name is Lindsey, and I’m addicted to kitchen gadgets and appliances.

Along the lines of weeknight dinner ideas, you all really loved a look at those retro recipes your grandmothers most likely handed down from the back of a box. 

Need weeknight meal inspiration? Look at the back of the box ...

Have you ever asked someone where they got the recipe for a great crowd-pleasing dish and they were less-than-specific with the answer? Chance…

And perhaps the food that most spoke to us in 2020 was, of course, a creamy, cheesy noodle bake. You all gobbled up my halved version of a decadent noodle bake that was perfect for a small family looking to indulge in a casserole for a night or two, but without the tray of leftovers. 

Give your family a comfort-food hug with creamy noodle bake

Last week, I reached a new level of quarantine boredom and decided to go through my old recipe book and clean it up a bit to make room for the…

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