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Matt, Savannah and the TODAY family share their favorite recipes of 2016

TODAY anchors taste hundreds of dishes every year on the show. While the food is always delicious, some of the dishes are so incredible that they become standouts. Here, Matt, Savannah and the rest of the TODAY family share their favorite recipes from the show this year.

Savannah Guthrie's pick: Coffee-Rubbed Brisket

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Perfect football-watching food: Coffee-rubbed brisket and black bean chili

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Perfect football-watching food: Coffee-rubbed brisket and black bean chili

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Savannah absolutely loved this juicy, flavorful (and super easy!) brisket both alone and in chef Matt Abdoo's chili recipe.

RELATED: Why Franklin Barbecue's BBQ brisket in Austin, Texas has a cult following

Matt Lauer's pick: Martha Stewart's Upside-Down Turkey

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Try Martha Stewart's upside-down Thanksgiving turkey with John Besh's oyster dressing

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Try Martha Stewart's upside-down Thanksgiving turkey with John Besh's oyster dressing

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Last year, Matt was mad for Adam Richman's spaghetti pie and it went viral! This year, he couldn't get enough of Martha's super juicy turkey. Her secret is to cook the bird breast-side-down first, then flip it, rub it down with butter and let it finish cooking. The result is a turkey that is extremely flavorful and moist.

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Hoda Kotb's pick: Ina Garten's Roasted Broccolini

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'Barefoot Contessa' Ina Garten's skillet-roasted lemon chicken is a must-try

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'Barefoot Contessa' Ina Garten's skillet-roasted lemon chicken is a must-try

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Hoda loves anything, and she means anything, that star chef Ina Garten has made on the show, but especially her roasted broccolini! Broccolini is a cross between broccoli and Chinese kale. Besides being a little more elegant, it's more interesting — sweeter and a little more peppery than regular broccoli. All you need to do is toss it with olive oil, salt and pepper. Toss it on a sheet pan and roast it. Side dishes don't get any easier than this!

RELATED: KLG and Hoda's top Favorite Things of 2016 revealed

Tamron Halls's pick: Ina Garten's Filet Mignon with Mustard and Mushrooms

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Make 'Barefoot Contessa' Ina Garten's filet mignon with mushroom sauce

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Make 'Barefoot Contessa' Ina Garten's filet mignon with mushroom sauce

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Wild mushrooms and a creamy mustard sauce dress up filet mignon steaks in this luxe dinner from Ina. It's no surprise Tamron's pick comes from the Barefoot Contessa. She is, after all, Tamron's "cooking angel."

RELATED: 'My cooking angel!' Ina Garten invites Tamron to her home for a cooking session

Carson Daly's pick: Katie Lee's Prime Rib with Beef Gravy AND Classic Mashed Potatoes

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Try Katie Lee's easy prime rib and classic mashed potatoes for the holidays

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Try Katie Lee's easy prime rib and classic mashed potatoes for the holidays

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"Katie Lee's Christmas prime rib, mashed potatoes and gravy are ridiculously good — and perfect for holidays," Carson told TODAY Food. "I just tweeted about them."

RELATED: Carson's Favorite Grilled Lollipop Lamb Chops

Dylan Dreyer's pick: Chrissy Teigen's Actual Drunken Noodles

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Chrissy Teigen shares her recipe for 'actual' drunken noodles

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Chrissy Teigen shares her recipe for 'actual' drunken noodles

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"It's always so hard to remember all the delicious food we've had, but I loved the noodles with broccoli and mushrooms and chicken that Chrissy Teigen made!" Dylan said. "I love Asian food but I can never make it just right. This was the perfect recipe, so I can make a healthier version at home that actually tastes like something I ordered in!"

RELATED: Dylan's Pierogi Casserole, Apple Crisp and Rainbow Cookies recipes

Al Roker's 1st pick: Breakfast Pizza with Tomato, Burrata and Garlic Butter

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Pizza for breakfast: Try Al's hearty morning treat!

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Pizza for breakfast: Try Al's hearty morning treat!

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"Breakfast pizza combines two of the best things about eating: breakfast and pizza," Al says. "Can I say any more? Whenever we get the chance, my family and I always visit a farmers market in upstate New York. They have wonderful produce. There is a stand there that sells a breakfast pizza. It's now a tradition that whenever we go, my son and I get our own breakfast pizza. It has fresh ingredients and you can split one with a friend. That breakfast pizza inspired me to make my own version."

Al Roker's 2nd pick: Al Roker's Famous Cold-Brew Coffee

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Henry Winkler can't get enough of Al's cold brew coffee, or the TODAY anchors

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Henry Winkler can't get enough of Al's cold brew coffee, or the TODAY anchors

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Al told TODAY Food that he tried this kind of coffee for the first time during the Republican National Convention this year at Pour in Cleveland. Then he went online to see how it's done and to make his own. "It turned me into a coffee drinker and I've been hooked ever since."

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