What Was The Best Thing You Cooked This Year?

The ultimate cooking goal? A recipe box filled with winnersThe ultimate cooking goal? A recipe box filled with winnersLet's be honest: not all recipes are keepers. But every once in awhile, you'll try a a new recipe that's so fast, and so exquisitely simple, it completely makes your Tuesday night. Or you find the ultimate "I can host a dinner party and not turn into a sweaty mess!" dish that makes entertaining easy, and more importantly, fun. Or you stumble upon the cookie recipe so dangerously good, it can win hearts (and mend broken ones).

Those are the recipes we file away, print, pin, and pass on to our friends. They're our trusted work horses and turn-to's, and they're pretty much the holy grail of cooking. Because isn't that what we're all after? To find the perfect weeknight chicken recipe and the best birthday cake and all the recipes that will make our special occasions--and the everyday--that much more delicious?

We're rounding up the best things we all cooked in 2011, so tell us in the comments what knocked your socks off this year. Better yet, copy and paste the link so we can all benefit from the discovery. Next week, I'll round them all up in one master post we can all file away, print, pin, and pass on to our friends.