Even amidst the holiday festivities and chaos, the end of the year is always a good time to pause and reflect: What have you accomplished this year? What did you cook? More importantly, what do you wish you’d have cooked? As we close out 2019, it only seemed right that we look back over the recipes we’ve published this year, and pay homage those which we consider our personal best. Some recipes made the list because of brilliant time-saving or flavor boosting technique; others, because of how happy they made our own families. And some made the list due to sheer creative wow factor. (All of which is to say, if cooking more in 2020 lands among your resolutions, this list is a mighty fine place to start.) Here are the 50 recipes our editors fell in love with this year.