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The Cook’s Illustrated Cookbook giveaway!

The Cook’s Illustrated Cookbook
I’ve been enjoying my copy of The Cook’s Illustrated Cookbook, the newest cookbook from Chris Kimball and the rest of the team at America’s Test Kitchen. The huge book has more than 2000 recipes and was put out to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the publication of the Cook’s Illustrated magazine. To read a full review of the book, check out this post. To do my own part in the celebration, I’m giving away a copy of the book to one lucky reader! .

To enter the contest, leave a comment below with your favorite Cook’s Illustrated recipe. Their exhaustively tested recipes always turn out a good product and almost everyone has at least one favorite that they turn to again and again. If you haven’t made any of their recipes before, just leave a comment with the recipe that you want to make most (since just about everything you could think of, with variations, is in here). The contest ends Friday, October 14th at midnight and the winner will be randomly selected from the entries. Don’t forget to fill in your e-mail on the comment form (it will not be public), as that is how I will contact the winner, and good luck!

Update: This contest is now closed. Congrats to Robert on winning the book and a huge thanks to everyone for participating and sharing your favorite recipes!
 

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  • Jan Tuil
    October 13, 2011

    So many great recipes…made their skillet tuna noodle recipe on monday, lightly breaded chicken breasts with dijon sauce on Tues and their hearty lasagna tonight — all favorites at our house!

  • Barbara Youngren
    October 13, 2011

    Their Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies are the best… though I have never been disappointed in their recipes. I love their suggestion for making perfect dumplings!

  • Barbara Jonex
    October 13, 2011

    Key lime pie for me please!

  • Marlene
    October 13, 2011

    Skillet pinapple upside down cake!! yummm

  • Barbara Jones
    October 13, 2011

    chocolate chip cookies..

  • Pam Connor
    October 13, 2011

    Have to be the chewy sugar cookies!!!

  • Jon
    October 13, 2011

    Meatloaf is the best

  • Rosie
    October 13, 2011

    The chocolate chip cookies!

  • Melissa
    October 13, 2011

    Their Pad Thai recipe is fantastic… tastes just like restaurant take-out!

  • Dea
    October 13, 2011

    {sheepishly} I do not have this cookbook 🙁
    But if I did, I would try something that had pears in it. I would like to do more with them.

  • Mary C.
    October 13, 2011

    I like anything chocolate!

  • Linda Hendrix
    October 13, 2011

    Anything out of The Family Baking Book. 😉

  • chi
    October 13, 2011

    absolute favorite recipe would have to be the one for chocolate chip cookies. cookies always turn up oh so yummy, perfectly chewy texture on the inside and a lil’ crisp around the edges.

  • Shirleen
    October 13, 2011

    The Pork Roast with Peach sauce is the best. Great new holiday dinner for this family

  • Stephanie
    October 13, 2011

    The cheesecake sounds delightful. Will be making it soon =)

  • Shannon N.
    October 13, 2011

    Their method for making pumpkin pie is innovative and foolproof. Best pumpkin pie ever!

  • Valerie Norris
    October 13, 2011

    Italian Sunday Gravy in the slow cooker!

  • Laura C.
    October 13, 2011

    Hands down – classic roast turkey!

  • Allen
    October 13, 2011

    I really like almost every recipe from cook’s but I think my favorite is their perfect chocolate chip cookie.

  • Liz
    October 13, 2011

    I love so many, but the Italian Sunday gravy is a big winner!
    Made the Chicken White Bean Chili (slow cooker book) last weekend for a block party. Huge hit!

  • Seana
    October 13, 2011

    I can’t live without their restaurant hummus recipe. It’s amazing!

  • Monica
    October 13, 2011

    My mother turned me onto Cooks Illustrated several years ago and I have enjoyed the magazine ever since. Several favorites, Chicago Style Pizza is what I am making, again, tonight

  • Sara
    October 13, 2011

    I don’t know if I could even narrow it down to one from each cookbook. But the yellow layer cake with chocolate frosting is a major hit at every birthday party I have made it for.

  • Alina
    October 13, 2011

    Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe all the way 🙂

  • Sharon
    October 13, 2011

    Maple-Glazed Pork Loin with mashed sweet potatoes!

  • Sean
    October 13, 2011

    I love anything with a citrus/lemon flavor, so it would have to definitely be their key lime recipe!

  • Eileen Pizer
    October 13, 2011

    Their pork roast with peach sauce is absolutely the best!

  • Meryl
    October 13, 2011

    The Chocolate Sour Cream Bundt Cake is my favorite!

  • Louis
    October 13, 2011

    My favorite CI recipe is their pasta with garlic oil and toasted breadcrumbs.

  • Kay B
    October 13, 2011

    Chocolate Torte is marvelous!

  • Fran
    October 13, 2011

    Can’t wait to try the turkey and stuffing recipes this Thanksgiving.

  • AppleTree
    October 13, 2011

    I’ve not used one of their recipes in forever, so I am due for a refresher.

  • Catey
    October 13, 2011

    A friend once made me the test kitchen lemon blueberry muffins. They were spectacular! I would love to make them myself sometime. And I’m starting to realize I need to try their choc chip cookies too. 🙂

  • Dominic
    October 13, 2011

    I get nothing but “Oohs and Ahhs” when I make Chicken Tikka Masala. The method for recreating cooking in a tandor oven is unique and effective. I could eat it every day of the week!

  • Amanda
    October 13, 2011

    Definitely the German Chocolate cake.

  • Foodiewife
    October 13, 2011

    How can I narrow down which, of the many, recipes I have made, blogged and raved about from Cook’s Illustrated?! Their flan is excellent. So is their meatloaf. I just made their chewy sugar cookies and crispy oven baked fish and all of them were successful!

  • Leigh Woerner
    October 13, 2011

    There are several! The chocolate chip cookies and cheesecake are both delicious versions… But there is an apple cranberry crisp that I saw on the show – mmmmm I would LOVE to have that recipe!!

  • kraig
    October 13, 2011

    wow where do i start with so many? i just have to say for the kids brownies, wife peach cobbler and me pork chops with brandy.

  • Paul
    October 13, 2011

    I have made their Baked Ziti at least a dozen times and is always the most requested thing I have made from CI. Though there are dozens of other things I have made as well that always turn out flawless.

  • Rachelle
    October 13, 2011

    So excited to try out the Ultimate Stuffed Portobellos. We have so many vegetarians mixed with carnivores but mostly opportunivors in the family that finding main course options is always a challenge. I also enjoy the scientific explanation and process you go through to find the best recipes. Thank you for your work!

  • Robert
    October 13, 2011

    Their deep dish Chicago pizza recipe is my favorite!

  • TK
    October 13, 2011

    Beef stew and all their soups really rock!

  • lydia
    October 13, 2011

    I love them all but my favorite is the coffee cake!!! With coffee, YUM!!!!

  • KS
    October 14, 2011

    The oatmeal raisin cookie, sooooooooo delish!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Sara Denbo
    October 14, 2011

    Cooks Illustrated had a demonstration video for their Best Baked Apple. It was so beautiful and looked so delicious! They cut off the apple tops and placed it over the apple that was filled pecans, brown sugar, dried cranberries, orange zest, butter and oatmeal.

  • Joanne
    October 14, 2011

    Not sure of the real name of this recipe, since I’ve made it a bazillion times, and have memorized it… but its is a baked pasta (Ziti or Rotini) with Italian Sausage… and the spice comes not from the sausage but from cherry peppers. Genius!!! Leaving out the sausage, I can make this for my veg. friends, and it is just as good.

    (Oh, and their Pie Crust recipe is infallible)

  • Margaret
    October 14, 2011

    I don’t have a favorite. I just started using CI ( I KNOW!!) so I am working on finding one. Course this cookbook would help in that quest!!!!

  • Hector
    October 14, 2011

    Chocolate chip cookies. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Silvia Federica Boldetti
    October 14, 2011

    I love the “Almost No-Knead Bread”!! A perfect simply, natural, faboulous recipe to have fresh bread every day! =)

  • Jason
    October 14, 2011

    I want to make the waffles I saw them make just last weekend on TV, especially since they were using powdered buttermilk to give them a little tang.