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10 Most Popular BuzzFeed Food Posts Of 2012

In case you missed them, these are the ones everyone loved. (With a special section of editor's choice superlatives.)

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3. 38 Clever Christmas Food Hacks That Will Make Your Life So Much Easier

Look, all you gotta do is tell someone how to make a Christmas tree out of a waffle cone, some icing and some M&Ms and the world is a better place. Go to post.

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5. 11 Essential DIY Pumpkin-Carving Hacks

Pumpkin carving always sounds SO FUN in theory. It lures us in with a promise of twinkling lights and creepy faces. But if you're not careful, pumpkin carving quickly becomes a messy pain the ass. Everyone know this, and so this post was very popular. Go to post.

6. 33 Surprising Kitchen Gifts

There is no end to the useless crap you can find on the Internet. Take a battery-powered spaghetti-twirling fork, for instance. No one really likes receiving these gifts—they are dumb and take up storage space in the kitchen. But giving them to someone else? Delightful and fun. Go to post.

7. 11 Food Trends That Need to Die in 2013

This post is good because it takes simple observations and makes them funny. (We have reached "peak pickle.") What makes it great is that it takes insightful observations and makes them funny, too. Go to post.

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9. 23 Unexpected Flavor Combos That Taste Amazing

You know that scene in Aladdin where the prince takes Jasmine on a magic carpet ride to show her a whole new world? WELL eating one of these flavor combinations is just like that. Go to post.

THE OTHER 10 SUPERLATIVES

Worth revisiting for one reason or another.

11. MOST CONTROVERSIAL: 24 Reasons Brunch Is the Absolute Worst

WIthin an hour after this post went up, the author was IRL accosted by three pancake- and mimosa-loving coworkers. Usually our fights stay on Twitter becuase we are nerds. But people CARE about brunch. Go to post.

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13. BEST ORIGINAL DESIGN: 24 Best Quotes Ever About Food

Quotes about food (when they are funny, not when they are annoying and earnest) = hey cool fine. Quotes about food that are turned into graphics = pin it, reblog it, print it out and put it in your cubicle. Go to post.

14. MOST USEFUL: How to Make 5 Perfect Dinners for $10 Each

This was BuzzFeed Food editor Emily Fleischaker's first attempt at food styling and recipe development, so it holds a special place in at least one heart. Comes with a grocery list to make your life very easy. Go to post.

15. BIGGEST STATEMENT: If You Only Own One Kitchen Thing It Should Be This

The backstory here is that one of our editors needed to buy her first Le Creuset. We did some research, braised some stuff, stared at each other, argued, kicked a couple of pots around the office, and voila. Go to post.

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16. BIGGEST WAKE-UP CALL: Hungry New York Families Dig Food Out Of Dumpsters After Sandy

Two months later, families and small business are still suffering from this crazy storm. BuzzFeed has pledged $40,000 to the American Red Cross and we are 77% of the way to our goal. Even $10 helps. Here's how you can donate. Go to post.

18. BEST ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHY: How to Do Thanksgiving On a $50 Budget

Thanksgiving came quickly after the September launch of BuzzFeed Food; next year we hope to bring you even more how-tos and step by steps. BUT for now, we'd like never to see a turkey again. Go to post.

19. DARKEST HORSE: The 34 Hottest Trends Of 2012, As Presented By Cookies

The popularity of this post shouldn't be confusing because a) COOKIES and b) OTHER STUFF PEOPLE ARE OBSESSED WITH but it's still been surprisingly popular. Important detail: One commenter found some 50 Shades of Gray cookies that we overlooked. Go to post.

20. MOST LIKELY TO MAKE YOU A BETTER COOK: The Only 9 Recipes You Need To Master

Our partner food52 provided these great recipes. Cook them and focus on the notes made in this post. It's going to be great! Email us if you have questions. Go to post.