*The winner of this contest is #267, Amanda M, who said: “I would love a delicious (and also not grainy) recipe for Alfredo sauce… I’ve only found recipes that come out lumpy, grainy or just plain gross. Great giveaway!” Email me at mel @ melskitchencafe dot com and I’ll send your cookbook along, Amanda!*

To enter the giveaway for the awesome, brand, spanking new Cook’s Illustrated Cookbook, leave a comment on this post telling me what recipe you hope to find and love in the new cookbook. Have you been searching for the perfect snickerdoodle? Maybe it’s here! Tomato soup? Bet they’ve covered it.

Leave a comment with the recipe you hope to see in the cookbook and you’ll be entered to win a copy of the new cookbook.

It’s huge. It’s awesome.

The contest will close Wednesday, the 19th, and a winner will be announced sometime around then or maybe Thursday. How’s that for noncommital? It’s a busy week, what can I say. And actually, if you notice from the winner posted above – I completely changed tactic and announced a winner Tuesday night. Congrats, Amanda!

Good luck! And don’t worry, if you don’t win, you can go here to purchase the cookbook for yourself or for a special someone.

May the force be with you!

1,316 Responses to Cook’s Illustrated Cookbook Giveaway!

  1. Janae says:

    I would love to find the perfect pumpkin chocolate chip recipe! I would love a Cook’s Illustrated cookbook!

  2. Kristen says:

    I’m looking for an incredible pasta recipe!

  3. Lisa says:

    I would love a fabulous creamy tomato soup recipe. The one at Panera is my fav. Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  4. Amy says:

    I would like the perfect brownie recipe!

  5. Kate says:

    i would love a go-to cheesecake recipe. then maybe my husband wouldn’t mind *another* cookbook in the house…

  6. Susan says:

    I can always use a new cookbook!!! I would love to find more slow cooker chicken recipes. Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. katie o says:

    I would love a classis potato soup recipe!

  8. Catherine says:

    I hope it has a yummy chicken noodle soup recipe.

  9. Jeni says:

    yes, I have been looking for the perfect snicker doodle recipe!

  10. Erin says:

    Would love to see a butterscotch cookie recipe to try!

  11. Julie says:

    Love your site, and CI and CC. They are the only magazine subscriptions I have!

  12. Kim says:

    I’d love an amazing crown pork roast recipe. My mom made one for our Christmas Eve dinners growing up. I’d love to master that dish.

  13. Claudia says:

    I would love a new enchilada recipe!

  14. Libby says:

    I would love to find a creamy tomato soup recipe or anything with pumpkin!

  15. Hillary Paugh says:

    So I would loooove to find the perfect beef stew recipe….

  16. Glen says:

    I hope they have a pot roast recipe for us to try.

  17. Laura says:

    I would LOVE to see a good pepper steak recipe in here. Really, anything spicy and coated in peppers is fine by me!

  18. Stephanie says:

    Let’s see, apple pie, chili, and dumplings. Thanks for the chance.

  19. Sheila says:

    I am a cookbook hound and would love to own some of your secrets from this book.

  20. Sarah K says:

    I would love to see some easy, but really yummy, main dish recipes.

  21. Annie says:

    I would love to find a few more soup recipes my family likes….and of course I would devour the dessert section.

  22. Jessica says:

    I’d love to find a perfect fail me not roast in the crockpot recipe. And maybe a good pie crust recipe.

  23. Mary A. says:

    I would just love to look through it, but if I had to pick – it would be a nice roast beef recipe.

  24. Ariane says:

    Haha, I am reading all of these comments and I feel like I find every recipe I need from you and if you don’t have it I go to allrecipes. I am sure their will come a day where a cookbook will come in handy, you know like when my internet is down…I am a BIG fan!!!

  25. Debbie says:

    Hmmm….I’m always on the search for good cake and cupcake recipes.

  26. Amy says:

    I would LOVE this cookbook. I would definitely check out a beef stroganoff recipe!

  27. Summer says:

    I would love to find a great homemade spaghetti sauce recipe (that also freezes beautifully)!

  28. Martha says:

    I love your website Mel, the way you share your recipes with us makes me feel like there is a friend always there. This giveaway would be great but, not as good as all you have given me. Thank you.

  29. Jessica H says:

    I want some delicious soup recipes. I can never have enough soup recipes. And I’ve also been looking for the perfect homemade Mac and cheese recipe. I can’t do grainy, either. So I’m super excited to try that one!

  30. Becky says:

    I just want to go and work for them. That is my dream job.

  31. Annie says:

    Looking at all the comments I kept thinking oh I need a good recipe for that also, but I think I will have to say that I will be looking for the perfect oven fried chicken recipe.

  32. Emily H. says:

    I would love to win this. I’m a huge fan of Cook’s Illustrated and Cook’s Country! I’m always on the lookout for new cake and frosting recipes and still want to find the perfect chocolate cake.

  33. Natalie says:

    I’m always looking for dessert recipes. Maybe a yummy orange dessert of some kind. Yum!

  34. Ciara says:

    I would love to find some new crock pot recipes. My crock pot gets lots of use this time of year and I would love some new recipes to try!

  35. Esther says:

    I hope that there is some kind of white chocolate raspberry polk-a-dot cheesecake in there….

  36. Lisa D. says:

    I would love to see a chicken alfredo recipe. I have yet to find one that I like! Sounds like this book may be my answer!

  37. shanna says:

    The perfect butternut squash soup recipe…I LOVE Cooks Illustrated!

  38. Sarah McEwen says:

    I would love to find the perfect oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe!

  39. amy b. says:

    I would love to see some new appetizer recipes.

  40. Jackie says:

    I love cookbooks and especially ones with pictures!! I’d love the perfect recipe for rolls and breads – I am always trying new ones.

  41. J.C. says:

    Love your recipes……..i would love to find the ultimate white chocolate, raspberry cheesecake recipe and lots of others too, of course!!!!

  42. Susan says:

    I would like to see their version of Chicken Parmesan & French Silk Pie–I know they must have some great tips such as avoiding raw eggs in the pie.

  43. Carolyn says:

    Chicken Cacciatore

  44. Liss Vasquez says:

    Perfect Roast Turkey- just in time for turkey day!

  45. lisa says:

    oh man, maybe a great roll recipe… that sounds pretty good right now….

  46. Cassie E says:

    I would love to find the perfect blondie recipe. Thanks!

  47. katie says:

    i am the BIGGEST cooks illustrated fan! i’d like to master french onion soup this fall- think there’s a recipe for that in there?

  48. Kimberly says:

    I would love to see anything in this cookbook as I know they are a wonderful recipe source, but currently I’ve been trying to add a few more vegetarian meals to my repertoire so I’d love to see a nice bean or lentil dish in there. (OK, so you made me curious enough to go check out the index on amazon.com.) Looking through that I think I’d be most excited to try the breakfast recipes. (And they do have a nice little bean section.) :)

  49. annie says:

    I would love to have a good recipe for pie or bread, my two weaknesses in the kitchen. Thank you for the chance of a giveaway….. really like your blog.

  50. Laura says:

    I love cooks illustrated! I’d love a good steak recipe.

  51. Renay says:

    I would love to find a great recipe for tortellini soup!

  52. whitney says:

    I love anything that cooks illustrated does! I hope to see the perfect banana bread. Every time I make it, it is too dry.

  53. Gina says:

    As growing up, my mother would go through magazines, cookbooks, and television shows just to try out new recipes. Sometimes they were okay but other times, it was torture for us kids. I’m now thankful for my mother for venturing out of our culture and introducing so many amazing dishes she made for us through the years. I remember her making her own pasta and how delicious it was. I would love to find some good recipes for homemade pasta and pasta sauces.

  54. Courtney F says:

    I want to see one for pumpkin soup! Mmmmmmm! Hello, Fall!

  55. Lindsay says:

    I always love new cookbooks ( I read them like novels…. Weird). I have been looking for the perfect meatloaf recipe for my husband. It’s his favorite meal but I’ve never fallen in love with any particular recipe. I love your blog and all the fabulous recipes on here! Thank you!

  56. Amanda says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I still need a perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe!

  57. Meredith says:

    Anything pumpkin recipe! Can’t get enough of pumpkin!
    and ps. I love your cooking blog. When I plan my weekly meals, I only come to your blog to find what I’m going to make. Seriously, every recipe has turned out to be amazing!

  58. Katherine says:

    I’d like simple, healthy recipes that I can easily prepare now that I’m literally eating for 2! (due in April!)

  59. Val says:

    I would love an easy step by step cabbage roll recipe.

  60. Nicole C says:

    more muffin recipes…I love several of yours, but more is always great! I love your site and so many of your delicious recipes! would be great to own the cookbook that you love!

  61. Katie says:

    I would love to find some risotto recipes. It is my new favorite dish.

  62. Shelley says:

    This sounds like a great cookbook. I would love to find some good vegetable based dishes, since I’m trying to feed my family healthier.

  63. Heather P-W says:

    I would love a nut roll recipe that rivals my Grandmothers. I have tried so many and nothing comes close. Maybe her secret ingredient was love!

  64. Anna says:

    I would love to find a good recipe for soft caramel popcorn.

  65. Sara says:

    I love Cooks Illustrated! I always watch their shows on Saturdays.

  66. Jamie says:

    Seafood recipes! I always have some sort of fish and/or shrimp on hand, but can’t seem to move past my old standby recipes.

  67. Amanda M says:

    I would love a delicious (and also not grainy) recipe for Alfredo sauce… I’ve only found recipes that come out lumpy, grainy or just plain gross. Great giveaway!

  68. Lisa RL says:

    I’ll be looking for their best vegetarian recipes. Veggie lasagna? Bean or lentil soup?

  69. Erica Williams says:

    With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, I’d love to find recipes for pies, yams, perfect mashed potatoes, and an amazing way to cook a turkey!

  70. Kim says:

    So your mention of hummus on the other post piqued my interest. Would love to try it!

  71. Melanie says:

    I’m an America’s Test Kitchen fan too. I would like some delicious slow cooker recipes, among others.

  72. Jesica Mangum says:

    I really hope to find an amazing lemon cheesecake recipe in there! I love trying new recipes and love it even better when they turn out like they should! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  73. Sandee says:

    I would love to see any recipe that calls for SUGAR SUGAR SUGAR!!! Oh, how I love cake! Sandee

  74. Laurie says:

    I would like to find some new and great recipes to add to my Thanksgiving meal this year!

  75. Jackie says:

    I absolutely LOOOOVE Cooks Illustrated. I am looking for the perfect desert for Thanksgiving, and this would be the best place to find it!

  76. Crystal says:

    I am always on the look out for side dishes! I’d love to see what they have in the book, and I love your blog!

  77. Emy Porter says:

    I have also been searching for the perfect mac and cheese recipe that is creamy, easy to make, & doesn’t use expensive or hard to find cheeses. If you found the answer to that quest in this cookbook, I can only imagine how many other wonderful recipes it must contain. I’d love to try them!

  78. Connie White says:

    I am on the hunt for the perfect stuffing recipe! Needless to say mine always turns out too dry, or too moist (and has to stay in oven forever!). With Thanksgiving around the corner this would be perfect! Thanks for the fun give away!

  79. jpetroroy says:

    I would love a good beef stew recipe.

  80. Sarah says:

    Honestly, I need a great coffeecake recipe. I’ve tried ones that are good, but not to die for.

  81. Jamie Lynch says:

    I would love the perfect pie crust recipe. I have tired several diffrent recipies, but non of them come out right.

  82. Sherri Beattie says:

    A marinade for flank steak. Years ago I sent my favorite recipe to the store with husband and son to buy the ingrediants-the recipe never came home-left in the cart. I will find that marinade recipe someday!

  83. Kelly says:

    I would love to win this. Is there a recipe for cooking baked beans from scratch?

  84. Jan says:

    I need a great recipe for banana bread…..I’ve tried 4 different recipes in the last month and didn’t think any were ‘perfect’!

  85. Jessica says:

    It sounds like a great cookbook! I’ll have to check it out! I could use another classic, everything cookbook.

  86. Stacie says:

    I would love any recipe for a baked good!

  87. Kira says:

    I would love to find some stuffed chicken recipes. Yum!

  88. Valerie Shelley says:

    I would like a great recipe for Tomato Basil Bisque soup.

  89. Keri says:

    I would like to try the Hummus recipe.

  90. Katie says:

    Oooh pick me! That cookbook looks fabulous and I would love to win!

  91. Alissa says:

    It is now perfect soup season, so we are trying new recipes. I am especially looking for a good creamy potato soup or a german potato soup with sausage and little dumplings.

  92. LOVE cooks illustrated and love your blog! I’ve made countless recipes from your blog, but this is my first comment! I want the cookbook that bad.

    I would love a recipe for really good thin crust pizza dough.

  93. Shonna says:

    I had an amazing potato pepperjack soup at a restaurant not to0 long ago. I’d love to see a good recipe for that!

  94. Kim L. says:

    My grandmother used to make the best coconut pie, it was not too sweet and it held it’s shape when cut. Of course it also had the to die for crust too! I hope that pie is in the book.

  95. Kari says:

    I would love to find an awesome white chocolate macadamia nut cookie recipe. I’ve been looking for a fantastic one forever and I haven’t found one that is perfect yet.

  96. Ashley says:

    Bring on the pie crust recipes.

  97. Naomi says:

    A good vegetable beef soup recipe. Thanks Mel!

  98. Julie says:

    Oh my, oh my!!! I LOVE Cook’s Illustrated, all their recipes are fabulous and I can’t wait to try out their new cookbook :)

  99. Kendra says:

    I would love some new soups and stews with the winter weather coming up (and staying longer than needed)! This would be an awesome cookbook to have, I hope I win!

  100. Ally says:

    I kind of want a mock-apple-pie recipe. I’ve never found a good one or one I trust but I’d trust it with them!

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