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!


  1. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. Key lime pie for me please!

  4. Skillet pinapple upside down cake!! yummm

  5. Have to be the chewy sugar cookies!!!

  6. Meatloaf is the best

  7. The chocolate chip cookies!

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

  9. {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.

  10. I like anything chocolate!

  11. Anything out of The Family Baking Book. ;-)

  12. 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.

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

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

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

  16. Italian Sunday Gravy in the slow cooker!

  17. Hands down – classic roast turkey!

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

  19. 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!

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

  21. 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

  22. 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.

  23. Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe all the way :)

  24. Maple-Glazed Pork Loin with mashed sweet potatoes!

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

  26. Their pork roast with peach sauce is absolutely the best!

  27. The Chocolate Sour Cream Bundt Cake is my favorite!

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

  29. Chocolate Torte is marvelous!

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

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

  32. 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. :)

  33. 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!

  34. Definitely the German Chocolate cake.

  35. 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!

  36. 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!!

  37. 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.

  38. 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.

  39. 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!

  40. Their deep dish Chicago pizza recipe is my favorite!

  41. Beef stew and all their soups really rock!

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

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

  44. 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.

  45. 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)

  46. 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!!!!

  47. Chocolate chip cookies. Thanks for the giveaway!

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

  49. 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.

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