*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. Sarah Swanson says:

    Valerie (reader who was wanting a veggie lasagna recipe), I found the BEST vegetarian lasagna from Cook’s Country (not even sure if you’ll see this post), but here’s the link. http://www.americastestkitchen.com/recipes/detail.php?docid=31252&incode=M**ASCA00
    By far the best I’ve made.

  2. candy k says:

    I would love to find more recipes that use smoked paprika and cumin.

  3. emdalling says:

    A mock rotisserie chicken recipe. Something that taste similar to the real deal.

  4. LeeAnne Tucker says:

    Thank you!

  5. Bonnie Fuhriman says:

    I would love to find a great recipe for homemade Italian Dressing. I love their show and would love all of the recipes in a cookbook.

  6. Kris says:

    Side dishes….I am always on the search for something new. Love your website….just found out that my daughters find their favorite recipes on your site, too!

  7. Canda Ashworth says:

    I would love to find a good ratatouille recipe! I found one on myrecipes, but I know there are some bomb dot com ones out there that are calling my name!

  8. Mia says:

    I love to cook and I love soup, I’m hoping there will be a fabulous soup recipe. I have various soups I enjoy cooking but I’m looking for a special one to add to my inventory 🙂

  9. Hilary says:

    I have been looking for years for a perfect sugar cookie recipe. They are my husband’s favorite! I’ve been told that the best ones have sour cream. Haven’t found it yet, but haven’t given up either.

  10. Shivani says:

    I just bought my first butter nut squash and I’m intimidated by it so any recipes to help me tackle this fall delight would be great!! Also, as I am in love with fall foods, pumpkins recipes, specifically a pie would be a most excellent treat! Thanks for all you share Mel!

  11. Brittany says:

    I would love to win this! I am always searching to find a better version of just about everything i make. I’m really looking for a good potato soup recipe though.

  12. Ironically, I am on the hunt for a good tomato soup recipe. We’ve tried a bunch and found some okay ones but not *the* one, yet. 🙂

  13. Carol says:

    I would *love* a wonderful lemon pie recipe. But this cooler weather makes me crave all kinds of soups, too!

  14. Connie says:

    I would like to investigate and experiment with more recipes pertaining to devil’s food cake. It is my favourite cake. Does CI have one?

  15. Taylor says:

    Crock pot anything. Not much of a cooker so anything that is easy is for me~

  16. stephanie says:

    It’s fall – so I’m looking for squash soups! I promised myself I wouldn’t buy any more cookbooks… but I’m allowed to WIN them!

  17. Ellie says:

    Can’t wait to try the new mac n cheese recipe! It’s one of my favorites and I love trying new ways to make it!

  18. Deanna says:

    I just inherited 10 lbs of quinoa. I need some new recipes for it.

  19. Stephanie says:

    I would love to find some great crock pot recipes besides soups.

  20. Melanie says:

    Yes please. I’m not big on cookbooks these days (no thanks to fantastic blogs like yours) but when it’s that full of goodness, why not give it a try?!

  21. Jenny says:

    I would love to have some new soup recipes for this winter.

  22. Jo says:

    I’m looking for lots of perfect recipes that my husband can develop and use as he learns his way around the kitchen. YAY… he loves the crockpot so I’m hoping for the best Irish Stew.

  23. Monica says:

    Hey Mel! I love your site, thanks for the BEST pumpkin roll recipe EVER! I get compliments all the time on that one. It’s great! If I got the CI cookbook, I would be looking for classic soups and stews. I love all soups, girly or not 😉

  24. Kandice Hoen says:

    I am looking for NEW ideas for meals. I am sick of the same old thing and would love to use some amazing recipes to improve my cooking. 🙂

  25. Stephanie says:

    One of my very favorite things to read is cookbooks. I would love to find a good recipe for a good Sunday roast beef dinner!
    Awesome giveaway! Thank you!

  26. Christin says:

    chocolate cream pie

  27. Rachel says:

    I really hope there’s a perfect Roasted Chicken recipe in the new cookbook. I’ve been struggling for years with dry-bird-yuck and greasy-chicken-grossness or worse is-this-even-cooked-through-eww-I-don’t-think-it-is! I just want a fail safe recipe that doesn’t have me wishing every time that I done something different.

  28. Joan says:

    I love trying new reicpes and you sure can’t go wrong with a CI recipe. A savory sweet potato would be nice.

  29. JaNae says:

    I would LOVE this cookbook! I have very few in my collection, and this would be a nice addition. 🙂 I would love to find some easy weeknight meals.

  30. Amanda says:

    I would love to see the perfect whole wheat bread recipe 🙂

  31. ankerah05 says:

    I would love to try new soup recipes that don’t call for tomatoes.

  32. Angela says:

    I’m hoping to find the perfect bbq pulled pork recipe. I love Cook’s Illustrated, this is a great giveaway!

  33. Mary says:

    I would love to find a really good homemade wheat bread recipe that actually tastes good!

  34. Paul says:

    I would hope to see a recipe for stuffed cabbage.

  35. Lindsay says:

    I’m sure I would love many of the recipes! I hope to see lots of yummy soups to try since it’s that time of year 🙂

  36. Torri says:

    Hopefully a perfect pizza crust recipe!

  37. Tammie says:

    I LOVE cookbooks and a CI one would be awesome!! Believe it or not I don’t own one of theirs. Would love to find that perfect chicken pot pie recipe.

  38. Dana Bennion says:

    Looking for a great roast recipe.

  39. Leila says:

    i would love to find the perfect whole wheat bread recipe. i was recently given a kitchen aid and i would love to utilize the kneading hook:)

  40. Chavah says:

    Hi Mel! Would love to see a good recipe for making creme brulee….and techniques of how to do it.

  41. Tammy says:

    This sounds like the cookbook of all cookbooks!

  42. Pam Gustin says:

    I’m always looking for new vegetable side dishes that my kids will eat.

  43. Sarah Sanders says:

    Oh I would LOVE to find a good Alfredo sauce recipe!

  44. Naomi says:

    A great teriaki/stir fry sauce would be wonderful! We’ve already enjoyed your sweet and sour sauce by the way. 🙂

  45. Jan R says:

    Chicken and dumplings!

  46. Laura says:

    Love..love..love everything you post. I often want to lick the screen! Would love to try anything in this cookbook especially recommended by you. Thanks for making me happy on a regular basis

  47. Lisa says:

    I would love some great rib recipes. Hope I win!!

  48. Shannon says:

    I would love to find a ratatouille recipe for my son. He has been begging me to make it for months but I am afraid!!!

  49. Lisa Crockett says:

    I love CI — I’d love this!

  50. Suzanne says:

    Some lovely fall roasting recipes…is that too basic?

  51. Stacie says:

    I would like a recipe of beef stew, all the ones I’ve tried have failed miserably! 🙂

  52. Heidi says:

    I would love to get help with fried chicken. I have never been able to make it.

  53. Carolyn says:

    I, too, have been looking for the perfect mac’n’cheese, so I can’t wait to try this one.

  54. Neeley Kay says:

    I am looking for the perfect meatloaf recipe. I’m trying my hand at being a stay at home mom this year and my goal is to cook something new each week. Meatloaf is on my list of things to try!

  55. Mariah says:

    I need a nice french bread recipe. Crusty on the outside, warm and soft on the inside.

  56. Stephanie says:

    I enjoy meatless meals, so I’m hoping to find some excellent vegetarian dishes. I’d especially love a great vegitarian lasagna recipe! I also just wanted to say that I work with your husband and am always raving to him about your site and recipes. I get some great ideas, so thanks for always keeping things fresh!

  57. Angela L says:

    The recipe that I’m still looking for…a kid pleasing meal that my husband and I will crave too! Is that too much to ask? Okay, dreams aside, I would love to find a demi-glaze for lamb chops that add to the flavor without taking away. 🙂

  58. Litisha says:

    I love Cook’s Illustrated! am looking forward to trying the mac and cheese recipe. My kids love homemade mac’n’cheese but my husband doesn’t; it’s not creamy enough. I would love to see some new recipes using rice.

  59. sarah d. says:

    I’ve always wanted to buy this cookbook! Thanks!

  60. Gretchen says:

    I know this book is fabulous, I would love to see a great recipe for fish stew.

  61. Emily says:

    How about a good poppy seed muffin recipe??

  62. Janelle says:

    First of all I love your website! I have made so many of your recipes and have been nothing but pleased!! I would love to see a recipe for the perfect pie crust. I have tried a few but haven’t been pleased with any of them.

  63. Brent says:

    I’d say a grilled dessert recipe would be good.

  64. Lori P. says:

    I hope the perfect pita bread recipe is in there! I’ve tried so many times…

  65. Michelle says:

    I’d love a great cookbook like this. First thing I’d look for (after cookie recipes 🙂 would be chicken recipes.

  66. cathy says:

    i would love to make a homemade red velvet cake that is amazing.

  67. Tarryn says:

    I would love to see a good recipe for pretzels! Love this magazine (and your website).

  68. Lindsey says:

    Pumpkin Pie – I’ve never made one before. Love your blog!!!

  69. Aysha says:

    I would love to see some new crockpot recipes. I have used the heck out of my crockpot and need some new yummy recipes!

  70. Pamela P. says:

    I purchase CI every trip to Costco – should just get a subscription. I would love to see a good old fashioned brown sugar-oatmeal cake with a cooked brown sugar frosting like my Aunt Ella made us when we were kids.

  71. Alex L. says:

    I hope to find the perfect recipes for healthy meals – that is to say, a creamy avocado salad, pasta with prawns and lemon juice, a meat-based dish cooked in a red wine, thick rosemary soup, lemon lava cake, and anything else that catches my eye! Not to mention that simply reading this cookbook will teach me so much about cooking tips and tricks for the future. I refuse to believe that just because I’m a college student means that I’m going to be eating EasyMac or instant ramen noodles for the next four years!

  72. Andrea says:

    My mom, who is Korean, makes the BEST kalbi. But Korean’s don’t cook with cook books, they are taught from the generations before them. My mom hasn’t passed down a teaching ‘how to’ lesson yet, but I am yearning to make kalbi for my husband. It is truly the best marinated Korean meat out there. So to summarize, it would tickle me fancy to find a great kalbi recipe 🙂

  73. Stephanie Judd says:

    I would love to find a divine chicken piccata recipe! I would totally love to have a copy of this cookbook!

  74. Liz says:

    I am looking for a banana cream pie recipe for my husband, it is his fav! Like you, I am not a fan of premade, prepackaged ingredients/components 🙂

  75. Tricia says:

    I would like to find a go-to recipe for enchiladas.

  76. Anna says:

    I LOVE your site! I get all my dinner ideas from you. I would LOVE to find more soup recipes. I only have a couple that I like and with the cooler weather coming I would love to have more ideas!!!

  77. Kimberly says:

    I have been searching for a homemade cheese cracker. I wonder if they have it?? I would LOVE to win this book.

  78. Kristine says:

    I would love the” best chocolate cake” and frosting recipe.

  79. Christina says:

    I would like to find a sausage gravy recipe.

  80. Krystal says:

    I would love the perfect Chicken Marsala recipe!

  81. Jonesy says:

    Fettuccine Alfredo! Why, oh why can’t I find a GREAT recipe? Let’s fix that, shall we?

  82. Kathy says:

    I would like to see a great potato soup recipe!

  83. Amy says:

    I would love a copy of the cookbook!!! I would love to see an awesome recipe for coconut bread or perfect pumpkin chocolate chip cookies.

  84. Becky Hansen says:

    I have been looking for a cookbook as tride and true, as you say this one is, with so many recipes I should never have a complaint as to what to cook for dinner!

  85. Amy Weaver says:

    Ooh how fun! Now I have an idea for Christmas presents this year. As for a recipe I want to find, hmmm, I am pretty excited about the macaroni and cheese you already found for me!

  86. Samantha says:

    I’m searching for the perfect sweet and sour chicken recipe.

  87. Ioana says:

    I would like to see one for gumbo.

  88. claire says:

    Roast! My husband does not like the onion soup mix method my mom always made it with & I’ve tried others, but I always feel like I’m just winging it.

  89. Geneve Fallon says:

    I love Cooks Illustrated! My in-laws make their recipes all the time and we love them. As a matter of fact, the Macaroni and Cheese recipe is one of our favorites, so I am super excited that it’s included! I’d also love to see their chocolate chip cookie recipe.

  90. Kim R says:

    I would love the best pie crust recipe. I would also love a good boston cream pie recipe! Yum!

  91. Molly says:

    Living with a roommate that completely steers away from “fattening” things and sticks to a plain sandwich and low-fat ranch covered salad for dinner almost every night, I had to spice things up, being the foodie I am. She absolutely loves apple crisp, so within the last year, I’ve probably made around 30 different variations. Different apples, different cooking temps, different ingredients, different amounts. I can never seem to find one with the perfect tenderness of apples, perfect crispy, streusal-y topping, and the perfect autumny-sit-by-the-fire warmth that goes along with apple crisp. I can only imagine the wonder and glory that the chefs/bakers at Cook’s Illustrated have come up with for the perfect apple crisp recipe.

  92. Kim says:

    I’m always looking for a great recipe for bolognese sauce.

  93. Alison says:

    I would love to find a recipe for some really good ham balls.

  94. Janelle says:

    I would love a classic easy roast beef w/ veggies recipe.

  95. maaike says:

    I’d love an easy roll or biscuit recipe to toss in the oven right before dinner.

  96. Lori Duncan says:

    I pick up copies from the library and was thinking maybe I should get my own copies of this publication. I am glad to hear it would be money well spent. I am always on the look out for good muffin recipes. Love to make batches to throw in the freezer for those mid morning snack attacks.

  97. Kristin M says:

    Once, many years ago, I had a delicious pumpkin bar with a struesel topping. Incredible smooth pumpkin middle, maybe a graham cracker crust. Haven’t been able to find a recipe like it – maybe this book has it??

  98. Jeanne Gennaro says:

    Mel, I’m sure we all love your guts too! 🙂
    I like making enchalada sauce, and a long time ago I had one from scratch that was really good….. where would it be? More than ABSOLUTLY NO idea! So I would like to find a recipe for that!
    Thanks, pick me, Pick Me, PICK ME!!! :O)

  99. angela moulton says:

    Love your website. Would love a recipe for creamy chicken noodle soup!

  100. Andria says:

    This may sound funny but I’ve been looking for a tres leches cake recipe. Maybe there’s one in there?!

    Love your blog!!

  101. Wendy C. says:

    A new for me crockpot recipe would be awesome! It seems the best way to cook for me and not go out to eat!

  102. Kelli says:

    I heart cooks illustrated. If I don’t win, you’ve convinced me to buy this cookbook. And I would love to find an awesome chicken tikka masala recipe in the book – we recently moved away from our favorite Indian restaurant!

  103. Christine Hsin says:

    How about a true and authentic chicken tikka masala? Love, love, LOVE CI !

  104. Christina says:

    I hope the red velvet cake is in it! I made it from the ATK’s baking cookbook and it was one of the best red velvet cakes I’ve ever tried. Their cookbooks are a must have. Thanks for the giveaway!

  105. Ashleigh says:

    Hi Mel!! Love your site.

  106. April H says:

    I heart mucho Cook’s Illustrated. I visit their website often for recipes, and would love to just be able to drool over the cookbook, and look for a perfect roast.

  107. CJ says:

    I never can get enough soup recipes. I would love to see the news ones that I would discover in this new CI cookbook. Plus I collect cookbooks and this would be a nice addition!

  108. Emily says:

    I would love to see a slow cooker chili recipe that uses dried beans instead of canned.

  109. n82 says:

    Looking for the perfect apple pie recipe along with a perfect crust!

  110. Sara Barber says:

    I’m in love with the idea of cooking more than actual cooking right now, but would love to have it!

  111. Becky P. says:

    You made this cookbook sound so good, now I need one! I have never looked at a cooks illustrated cookbook before.

  112. Juli says:

    I am always cooking up new recipes for my family and I love new cookbooks! This cookbook would be so much fun to have and try out. With that many recipes …I am sure to find a few more family favorites! I am looking for a good tortilla soup, eggs benedict, and anything with chocolate!!!

  113. Angie says:

    I would love to see candy recipes, Christmas is coming and we love to make homemade candies in our home!

  114. Katie Fin says:

    I’d love to find the perfect recipe for boston cream pie. I’ve tried a few recipes but i’m still searching for “The One” hopefully CI has mastered that dessert 🙂

  115. Kerri says:

    What an awesome giveaway! I would love to find the best chicken parm. recipe! Sometime I have totally been craving, but can never seem to get that nice thick crunchy breading.

  116. Amber says:

    I am looking for the perfect recipe for Italian/potato/sausage with some greens mixed in… soup. I am preggers and craving soup like crazy and since I live in the middle of nowhere, I need this recipe book to help me cook what I am craving!

  117. Aubrey says:

    I’ve longed to try my hand at a souffle… I’m also in search for the best whole wheat bread recipe. And now I’m lusting after the cookbook… (longing sigh).

  118. Jared says:

    I would love to find the perfect recipe for a soft egg custard. Maybe a bit too specific? One can still hope!

  119. Amanda B. says:

    What I need is a book of ideas of what I want to make…and this sounds like the ticket. Good, solid recipes that I can count on. I wouldn’t mind a yummy chocolate cake recipe though.

  120. Jaka says:

    I am excited for any and all new recipe ideas, but I would love to find a really good turkey recipe. I am going to host Thanksgiving at my home this year, and cook the turkey. Usually I just have my mom bring the the turkey 🙂 Wish me luck~

  121. jamie says:

    I think I just want some new ideas. I get so tired of the same stuff. I actually need to learn how to cook steak properly so my husband won’t feel so deprived of his red meat:)

  122. Janice Bakes says:

    I have just recently discovered your food blog and I have loved every recipe that I have tried. I was in a “What are we going to have for dinner?” funk. Now I am excited about cooking again and my husband and kids are excited about all of the new meals, well everyone but my six year old who doesn’t seem to like anything these days except spaghetti noodles with olive oil and garlic salt (so strange), but it is good for him to try new things. Anyway being the fall/Halloween season I am searching for a good chili recipe.

  123. Jennifer G. says:

    I’m looking for a good apple pie whose filling doesn’t sink below the crust. Also, more veggie recipes.

  124. Maren says:

    Yes. It would be awesome to own this cookbook.

  125. Katie Stone says:

    Ooh, a creamy cauliflower soup!! Yummy!!

  126. Tyler Steffes says:

    I’m dying for the perfect chocolate chip cookie, and I bet they have a great one!

  127. Chelai says:

    I’m with you on the mac & cheese. I also am looking for a classic chocolate chip recipe. I’ve tried lots but none have stood out as “the one.”

  128. auntiepatch says:

    In the 70’s I had a peanut butter pie recipe that used a pretzel crust. It was so good but I lost it in a move! I would LOVE to find it here!

  129. Holly says:

    I don’t stand a chance of winning with so many comments, but seriously, why not throw my hat in the ring. There are so many things I can think of I would love to make… but I think I’m culinary curious for a really killer chicken and dumplings recipe. I’ve heard of it, think it would be good, but never had it or made it and don’t want to ruin it’s ‘image’ in my mind by going with a lousy recipe to start.

  130. Bliss says:

    I would LOVE a nice mac and cheese recipe and one for homemade fish sticks!

  131. I hope they have the “perfect sugar cookie!” I saw it on an episode once of America’s Test Kitchen!

  132. Cara S says:

    Always looking for more delicious cookie recipes. Thanks also for your spooky treats! I’m excited to make some.

  133. Stephanie Howard says:

    I’m always looking for a good Thai curry. I never seem to get the right spice taste!

  134. Nicole says:

    I wonder if they have those orange rolls…kinda like cinnamon rolls but with goey yummy orange stuff 🙂

  135. gingela5 says:

    I’m looking for pretty much any recipe that can fatten up my recipe arsenal. Maybe a good chili or meatloaf recipe.

  136. Aimee says:

    I would love a really great eggplant parmesan recipe. I would also just really, really love this cookbook!

  137. cindy says:

    Oh MY! THis is my favorite magazine. I would love the cookbook!!!

  138. Erica Scime says:

    I am in search of the perfect pizza dough and I know if one cook book would have it its Cook’s Illustrated!

  139. Erica says:

    You know what I would truly love? Is to find a recipe for the perfect bread to eat with everything, I love bread!

  140. Sarah says:

    Cooks Illustrated is by far the best cooking magazine out there… and I would love to see a recipe for any kind of creamy soup!

  141. Cydney says:

    Me, me, me!!! I want this cookbook!!!

  142. Tracy (Oklahoma) says:

    A great recipe for chicken and dumplings.:)

  143. Linda Grothe says:

    I would love to find a delicious roasted red bell pepper soup. I have heard it is fabulous tasting and would love to try it.

  144. Stephanie says:

    I love cooks illustrated!!! I would LOVE this!! Some of my fav recipes include classic mac & cheese, smashed potatoes and tomato soup!! Yum….let’s add to my repertoire plzzz!

  145. Kat says:

    I would love to have a good meat pie recipe.

  146. Danelle says:

    I’m always on the hunt for the ultimate chocolate chip cookie recipe!

  147. Jennifer Terry says:

    Just love trying out new recipes for my family all the time! I love to cook and bake. So a little of both would be nice!

  148. Jaylene Mosley says:

    I had a tomato soup on a cruise ship once and never have been able to find a recipe that even came close to it. So I would hope to find that that it in it, but I am always looking for a new best recipe 🙂

  149. Krista says:

    I would love to find some new dinner recipes that I have not tried! I am always on the lookout for something new to switch up the dinner rotation!

  150. SueJackson says:

    I would love to see some hearty, healthy soup recipes to eat on cold winter days! It gets very snowy and cold in Utah! I would love a great recipe for corn chowder, tomato soup, Butternut squash soup, Broccoli soup, potatoe soup…you get the picture!

  151. Nikol says:

    Delicious Split Pea Soup would be a delightful find! I love to eat soup in the fall. My dad used to make it all the time with a piping hot loaf of Irish bread hot from the oven.

  152. Melissa says:

    My husband just said I need to try some new recipes. This cookbook would be a perfect help!

  153. Kara says:

    I hope to see Chicken Enchiladas in this cookbook – yum!

  154. Mel, I am on the hunt for a ‘salted caramel sauce’ recipe. One to drizzle over a warm brownie and top with homemade vanilla ice cream.

  155. Whitney says:

    I would love to find a soup recipe my husband will actually eat:)

  156. Julianne says:

    The perfect pumpkin bread recipe!!

  157. Jacelyn says:

    The perfect main dish for entertaining – not too fancy, not too casual, and it needs to be fairly healthy, too.

  158. Shayla Bentley says:

    I am obsessed with finding and trying new recipes so I would LOVE this book! 2,000 recipes sounds like heaven! I would be most excited for the meatless meals as we have been trying to cut back our meat intake and I have really loved some of the meals we have tried so far. Your Penne with Roasted Asparagus and Balsamic Butter…. HEAVENLY!

  159. Leigh Anne says:

    I’d love to have the perfect chili recipe. I have one that I love but the hubs isn’t convinced 🙂 Would love to win a copy!

  160. Jodee says:

    I would love to find a fabulous cinnamon roll recipe, I have tried many but have yet to find “the one”. Really, though, I am just addicted to cookbooks! I LOVE to cook and bake!! My hubbie tells everyone we never eat the same thing twice (not totally true)! I am always looking for cookbooks to add to my collection! LOVE your site by the way! Thanks for all your great recipes!!

  161. Trish says:

    I would love to find some new casserole recipes. My husband loves them, but I have a hard time finding recipes that I enjoy too. Thanks for your site! Love it!

  162. Sandy says:

    I LOVE Cooks Illustrated – the recipes are great. I hope a hearty chicken noodle soup is in the book.

  163. Katie says:

    My favorite brownies in the whole world are the America’s Test Kitchen brownies. If that recipe alone is in there I will be a happy girl! : )

  164. April Kirby says:

    I would LOVE to have this! I love a good giant cookbook!

  165. Amy M says:

    I have the biggest crush on Christopher Kimball ever! I’d love to see more scone recipes. I am already in love the the cream scone recipe in the now outdate book and would love to see more variations because the one thing I need in my life is another scone 🙂

  166. Bridget says:

    In search of the perfect apple crisp recipe! LOVE this book! hope i win!!

  167. Marla Solano says:

    i look forward to all of the recipes in this book -i could never choose just one!
    thanks for this opportunity!

  168. Roberta says:

    I would love new, nontraditional muffin recipes and soup recipes. You can never have too many soup recipes.

  169. Lisa Y says:

    I love Cook’s Illustrated and am a long time fan. There’s no specific recipe I’m hoping for, but I’m looking forward to finding and trying more trusted recipes to give our family meals more variety.

  170. Michelle Davis says:

    I would love to find some more great slow cooker recipes. I love being able to throw something in in the morning, and not stressing about making dinner amongst the craziness of kids coming home from school and getting homework done.

  171. Shelli Waetzig says:

    Would really love a “go-to” cookbook for so many things!
    Looking for a fantastic white chili recipe.

  172. Pris says:

    I would love to see another good recipe for chicken cacciatore.

  173. Shauna VW says:

    Would LOVE LOVE LOVE a great homemade alfredo sauce recipe! I can’t find one I truly love yet!

  174. Jenny Oldham says:

    I’m entering because mac n cheese (which you covered today), tomato soup and snickerdoodles are all recipes I’ve been looking for…you mentioned ALL those so I HAD to enter. Please pick me!!! My husband and I will be thrilled if you do =)

  175. Kim Anderson says:

    I would love to find a good recipe for corn chowder. Hopefully a more healthy version 🙂

    Thank you for the giving us the chance to enter this give away. You are awesome and I appreciate all you do.

  176. Kasey says:

    I want one! Yes, please! I’m looking for simple, healthy, easy, fast dinner recipes. Not asking for much, am I?

  177. Ashley says:

    I would love to see a recipe for Lobster Bisque! It may be very ambitious of me to try to make it but I’ll never know until I try, right?! 🙂

  178. Annie Pennington says:

    I would love to find the PERFECT Italian Coconut Cream Cake recipe. I trust Cook’s Illustrated to get it done right! 🙂 Thanks for the opportunity!!!

  179. Disa says:

    Turkey burgers. Or turkey meatloaf. Mine are always so dry!

  180. jessica w. says:

    I have been looking for the perfect fool proof sweet tamale cake recipe with avocado!

  181. EB says:

    I really hope to find the perfect red velvet cake recipe! Though, Mel, your red velvet roll is DIVINE!

  182. Ashley says:

    I would love to find the perfect soft pumpkin cookie recipe!

  183. Jen says:

    I’ve recently become a soup convert and I’ve been searching for new recipes that would interest both me and my husband. Tricky, no? I, too, have a subscription to Cook’s Illustrated but have only been getting it for a year or so. I would love to have this book!

  184. Marty says:

    I would love to see some really great slow cooker recipes. There is nothing better to coming home to a great smelling house, and dinner already cooked.

  185. Jane says:

    I’m looking for the perfect spinach lasagne recipe!

  186. Ali C says:

    I want the best way to cook salmon! Fingers crossed!

  187. Alisha says:

    I have been trying to find a chili recipe that I love. My husband loves any kind, but apparently I’m a little more particular.

  188. Jennifer Kilgas says:

    I would like to see the moistest (not crumbly) whole wheat bread recipe for great sandwich making 🙂

  189. Melanie Adamson says:

    My husband is always begging for stuffed mushrooms. I sure hope its in there.

  190. Ashlie says:

    I’m now sufficiently inspired to get to know Cook’s Illustrated! I’m not that familiar with it yet, but will be soon, whether I win the cookbook, or start getting the magazine on my own 🙂 I am looking for the perfect shortening free biscuit!

  191. Bruce In De Pere says:

    Oh, I want this cookbook.

  192. Sherry says:

    Mel, I love your site, the recipes and your sense of humor! I love to cook and am always on the lookout for healthy dessert recipes. As much as I love the full fat and sugar versions of desserts, neither my husband nor I need all the calories! I’m hoping there are tasty recipes and tips on how to cut the fat and calories from your favorite desserts.

  193. Jan says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever tried a Cooks Illustrated recipe… But I’ve been searching the world for the perfect potatoes Al gratin recipe. I bet theirs is to die for!

  194. Jamie says:

    I would love a good beef stew recipe. Yum!

  195. Kathy says:

    Anything with chocolate and hazelnut!!

  196. Kim says:

    I have been searching for the perfect and classic creamy potato soup!

  197. Teran says:

    I would love to find the perfect chicken pot pie or chicken and dumplings. My recipes are good but I want great!

  198. Sarah Jane says:

    I would love to try a chicken divan recipe. My husband’s ex made it for him, and well, I need to show her up!!!

  199. Aimee C. says:

    I would like to see a recipe for chicken noodle soup!

  200. tammie says:

    ME! ME! ME! Do I sound like a 1st grader ? I would love love it . For some reason I have never heard of this cook book and I love cookbooks. I would love to give it a try.

  201. Deb Egstad says:

    I would love to add to my crock pot recipes. I work nites and my husband has just retired, but yet we still have 2 of 3 boys still at home. Crock pots and slow cooking are the answers!!

  202. jamie says:

    i absolutely love cooks illustrated! i would be ever so happy to win this cookbook 🙂 i am hoping i find the best chicken noodle soup and mac n cheese recipes!

  203. Lindsay says:

    This looks great! Thanks for the giveaway!

  204. Valerie says:

    I’d love to see a fabulous carrot cake recipe!

  205. Robin B. says:

    Anything and everything. I love lounging on Sunday mornings looking through cookbooks whilst enjoying my coffee!

  206. Alicia says:

    I would love to find the perfect Brownie recipe. Deep, dark and chocolatey with the perfect amount of richness and the right texture. Sign me up!

  207. Emily says:

    I have been looking for a really good roasted chicken recipe. Or even better yet, I would love to get a great recipe for roasting a Thanksgiving turkey. Thank you!

  208. Suzy says:

    I would love to find a perfect meatball recipe.

  209. Jennifer says:

    I would love some new seafood recipes!

  210. bonnie says:

    I would love some great thai or indian food recipes!!

  211. karla says:

    i love your website! i’ve been looking for the perfect recipies to add to my collection! i’ve been looking for the perfect palak paneer

  212. Tracy Evans says:

    I am hoping to find exciting and unusual recipes as well as the old classics, with easy to follow instructions and beautiful illustrations. Fingers crossed!

  213. Stefani says:

    looking for a recipe for a simple roasted chicken!

  214. I would love a great holiday meatball recipe.

  215. Annabelle says:

    For me, there’s nothing quite as comforting as a hearty, home-cooked meal (other than sitting down with a huge piece of chocolate cake, of course!) so what I’d love to see is a go-to recipe for pasta bolognese. Nothing like the richness of all that meat to leave your stomach satisfied at the end of a meal!

  216. Homemade ravioli, looking for the perfect stuffing without having to try tons of different recipes! (P.S. I heart you Mel!)

  217. Catherine says:

    tomato soup! i don’t know why but i am yet to find the perfect one.

  218. Maria says:

    I would love to have this handy resource. Really I could use all the help I can get. I would love some more good soup recipes (my daughter’s favorite food)!

  219. Jennifer Marsh says:

    I would love a tried-and-true, never-can-fail pie crust recipe. I remember my mom making pies when I was little. When she made the crust, we had to be silent as she carefully measured and counted each ingredient so as not to distract her. She always said making the perfect pie crust was tricky, but somehow, she managed to do it each time. She has since passed on, and I would love to be able to make pie crusts like she did.

  220. Em says:

    I am still trying to perfect my chicken noodle soup recipe, and I’m sure their version is pretty close!

  221. Holly says:

    Mel I absolutely love your blog! There hasn’t been one recipe that I’ve tried that my family and I haven’t loved. I also love that you said “I love your guts,” my best friend and I have always said that to each other and now my children are saying it :). I would love to find a great pot roast recipe, which I’ve almost given up on finding.

  222. marlene says:

    Heck, I was going to say mac n cheese, but since you got me covered with this post, then I guess I’m open to any recipe. I’d love a great recipe for fried chicken.

  223. Lori B. says:

    What an amazing giveaway! Thank you for the chance!

  224. Josie says:

    I bet they have the best recipe for some kickin Indian food–Butter Chicken, perhaps? Crossing my fingers.

  225. Jackie says:

    Looks like fun. Hoping for a smooth, not gritty cheesey potato soup. Or really anything that will help put the excitment pack into making dinner. (Not kissing up here, but your website has already helped with this.)

  226. Jenny says:

    I would love a compilation of all the “best” recipes of anything that my heart desires to make! What a nice giveaway!

  227. Shelvia says:

    How does one make the perfect brownie? Crust and crackling on the outside, soft and fudgy on the inside!

  228. I know this sounds REALLY boring but I hope they have a banana bread recipe. Yours is my favorite, but the state fair judges are looking for a more classic banana bread texture (they say yours is almost like cake, but I think that’s why it’s so good!)and my baking nemesis keeps beating me for first with her banana bread and I really want to beat her next year! So if they have one I would like to try it and see if it might be blue-ribbon worthy.

  229. diane whitaker says:

    I love trying new recipes, i would like a new soup receipe. Thanks for the web site!

  230. Louise says:

    I would love to see a chapter on crock-pot recipes. Seems like life is only getting more busy!

  231. Amanda Thompson says:

    I would like a recipe for the perfect Chicken Cordon Bleu.

  232. Katherine Cole says:

    I’m always looking for a good chicken enchilada recipe. Thanks Mel! All of your recipes are fabulous!

  233. Katrina says:

    I would love to see a recipe for a delectable chocolate mousse. I’ve never made it from scratch, and I would love try it sometime, and Cooks would surely have the best.

  234. Lisa P says:

    Hmmm…I’m hungry just thinking about the recipes. Perhaps a perfect tuna melt?

  235. Holly says:

    Snickerdoodles without Crisco? Is it possible? Please say yes!

  236. Jessica says:

    I would love some good, light Asian food recipes.

  237. Karen T says:

    I’ll have to try the classic macaroni and cheese recipe you just posted. I’ve been on the hunt for years for a more grown up version that my kids would enjoy (they prefer the “blue box”). I don’t yet own any of the CI’s cookbooks, so this would be a perfect one to start with! Thanks for the chance to win one in your giveaway.

  238. Amber says:

    Oh my goodness you have over 1,000 comments already! Mel your recipes are the best, and this cookbook is looking like a great prize 🙂 Good luck to everyone.

  239. jane says:

    love your blog, love you food (i make a ton of it) and i would love this cookbook!

  240. Janie says:

    My husband and I have been married for a year and we love coming home on cold Sundays to the smell of our crockpot with some delicious stew in it! So romantic 🙂 I want to have a perfect beef stew or soup recipe that we can enjoy and on a snowy Utah Sunday! Along with that, how about the perfect wheat roll recipe as well?

  241. Tari says:

    Thanks for the giveaway Melanie! I am always on the look out for tasty recipes using vegetables, because I seem to be the only one in my family that enjoys eating them. So that’s what I’d be looking for- veggie recipes!

  242. linda says:

    would love to see good old fashioned German cooking…cheese buttons, perogi, goulash, dumplings, fruit kolaches…just good stick to the ribs supper food!
    excited about checking out your site! linda

  243. Jill says:

    First of all, I LOVE your blog and read it everyday! I can always count on your recipes to be amazing! As for the cookbook, I would love to find a delicious baked potato soup. I’m obsessed with cookbooks and would love to add this to my collection 🙂

  244. Janis K. says:

    I can hardly wait to try this recipe because I have also been searching for the perfect mac & cheese recipe!!!!

  245. Stephanie says:

    Perfect tomato soup. As soon as you mentioned it, I couldn’t stop thinking about tomato soup and haven’t been able to think about another dish. 🙂

  246. Siobhan says:

    I would love to try this cookbook to learn how to make the best (and hopefully easiest) breads, rolls, and muffins. I am hoping to conquer that part of the kitchen next! Thanks for all your many recipes Mel, you basically taught me how to cook!

  247. Jacy says:

    I would love some fall soup recipes! Slow cooker recipes are always great!

  248. priscilla robichaud says:

    I am looking for the old fashioned Indian Pudding. We used to have it on holidays with whipped cream. Maybe it is a New England tradition.

  249. Shannon says:

    You have converted me to CI and all things yummy about food, I am a better cook because of you. How is that for cheesy?! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  250. Mary Colletti says:

    An EASY cake and frosting recipe that I can actually succeed with – I AM THE WORST BAKER INT HE WORLD!

  251. kathy says:

    I would love a pumpkin cheesecake recipe that knocks your socks off!

  252. Katy says:

    Oooh, beef stew, meatloaf, and some yummy sides and salads. I’m always bad at sides and salads.

  253. Paige says:

    I’d love to find a great white chili recipe. Thanks for the chance at this cookbook!

  254. Marie says:

    SWEET! I need a No-fail, good cream of mushroom soup recipe that I can cook with instead of using a can.

  255. Paige says:

    I would love the perfect apple pie recipe!!

  256. Emilee says:

    LOVE Cook’s Illustrated! They are my go-to source as well and I am already dreaming of owning this cookbook. I would love to find the perfect tortilla recipe. It’s time to start making my very own.

  257. Jenn says:

    Oh My! We are into savory pies right now, but haven’t found any that are hands down the best. I think its in there!

  258. Tiffany Hatch says:

    I am always up for a new recipe. Maybe a recipe for a good spaghetti sauce. The kind with all kinds of yummy veggies.

  259. Maudie the Maid says:

    I love Cook’s Illustrated. I would love to own their new cookbook.

  260. Michelle T. says:

    Creme Brulee, my favorite- although I always have my sisters make it for me, I have NEVER made it myself!

  261. Scoggdog says:

    I am always looking for more pie recipes, for both crusts and fillings!

  262. Janae says:

    I would love to find a good lemon bar recipe. It always seems to be the one thing I can never make! As hard as I try, I still have never been successful in making edible lemon bars!

  263. Jill E. says:

    I am loving my crock pot lately, so I would love some great crock pot recipes – soups and main dishes. I would also go straight to the cake section – I’m a baker at heart and looking for a delicious new cake to bake!

  264. Summer says:

    Must be something in the air, but I am thinking soup as well. Would love a hearty beef and barley, or a nice homemade tomato that will still please the kids. Thanks for asking and offering!

  265. Kristi says:

    I LOVE Cook’s Illustrated and have been meaning to buy a copy for years!! I would like to see a nice dependable corn fritter recipe like my Great Aunt Kathy used to make 🙂

  266. Alissa Larson says:

    Soups for me too! I have a few standby’s but would love to add to them for the winter season!

  267. Mindee B. says:

    The recipe(s) I’d hope to find in this amazing cook book would be for my husband, who eats anything I make (Unless it’s too spicy). He’s always telling me about shepherds pie and how amazing it is. I’d like to be able to make this for him and have him say just that: “It’s amazing!” I usually make what I want to eat for dinner, but it’d be great to have a tried and true recipe that’s just for him.

  268. Amy says:

    hmmm.. how about a nice, delicious potato soup.

  269. Kim says:

    I am always in search of delicious recipes and this sounds like it would be fantastic!

  270. Mitch says:

    I’d love a Chicken Pot Pie recipe or some fantastic apple recipes. I still have many apples from a recent trip to a Wisconsin orchard.

  271. Rebecca says:

    Oh, I want this cookbook sooo bad!! I love their show and love the recipes I have tried of theirs even more. I am still searching for THE perfect beef stew. The hubs is kinda picky about stews and I’m not stopping until I find one that suits him! 😉

  272. Christiana says:

    This looks awesome!!

  273. Wendy Brown says:

    I’d be pleased to find anything offered – turkey soup, baking powder biscuits, chocolate chip cookies, how to roast a turkey, etc….

  274. Amanda says:

    I’m in the market for some kick butt granola! I wanna win!!!

  275. Krystal Herzog says:

    I love to cook and bake. I also love to collect recipes! Thank goodness my family is good about trying new recipes all the time. I love your recipes! Everything I have cooked from Cook’s has been great! Would be thrilled to own this cookbook!

  276. Anni says:

    Im hoping there is a recipe for delicious German Wiener Schnitzle. I grew up in Austria and moved here when I was 11 and would love to start cooking for my husband as a brand new wife and make him proud of me. 🙂

  277. Carmen says:

    I need a great banana bread recipe! I cannot find one that I really like.

  278. Sarawit says:

    Any recipe with chocolate in it

  279. Bonnie says:

    Looking forward to Danish pasties!

  280. Sandy says:

    Wow! Thanks for thinking of us out here in Blogland. I love coming to your site for new recipe ideas. I love a creamy tomato soup so that would have to be one to try for sure!

  281. Jen says:

    I’m looking for healthy but creamy alfredo recipe!

  282. Jennifer says:

    My birthday’s Wednesday and I would love to see a pumpkin pie from scratch recipe!

  283. Cat Zimmer says:

    Old fashioned chicken noodle soup. I have been craving some in this cool fall weather!

  284. Dawnelle Hammatt says:

    I doubt any of these recipes can be as great as yours, but I am always on the look out for something new to do with chicken. After awhile everything starts to taste the same!!

  285. Becca says:

    I am looking for the perfect gingersnap. I love gingersnaps, and have had good ones, but have yet to make a great batch. And i just love trying all new recipes!! Thanks so much for the great give away!!

  286. Katherine M says:

    My husband’s grandmother used to make him a chocolate pie that I have never been able to duplicate. She left no recipe, only memories of what I have been told is the best pie ever.

  287. Alicia says:

    This time of year I am looking for great soup recipes, but I’m sure that I will find lots more to try in this CI cookbook. I love their recipes.

  288. Janalee Fowler says:

    I would love a good Baklava recipe. I also agree about a “wow” meatloaf recipe. Would love that!

  289. Barbara says:

    Oops, I forgot to say what recipe I would like to see. Years ago I had a Mexican Corn Soup at a restaurant in Los Angeles – The Ivy. It was fantastic. I would love to find some recipes from that restaurant.

  290. Sue says:

    perfectly wonderful lemon pie and still looking for a truly divine pot roast and…..on and on I guess

  291. Shelly says:

    New chicken recipes! My hubby can’t get enough so hoping to find some yummy ones!! 🙂

  292. Dana says:

    eggs benedict

  293. Barbara says:

    I love CI. Very informative. I am enjoying your website.

  294. Meghan says:

    Gosh…the great thing about CI is that everything is good. Maybe some good Thanksgiving recipes…

  295. Faith says:

    With fall upon us, I would love to find an awesome pumpkin soup recipe. My kids love themed dishes, and I think it would be a great addition to a “fall” dinner! Some sugar cookies in the shape of leaves might be called on for dessert! Fun!

  296. Julia says:

    I tried their Ulitimate Banana Bread recipe from their website. I never knew I needed a new banana bread recipe, but their’s was awesome (the Ulitmate!). I have no doubt their cookbook will have many more recipes that will astound!

  297. Mame M says:

    yes please. yes YES please!!

  298. Sue Volm says:

    I would like to make my own croissants. I am hoping to find this recipe and perhaps one on how to make “hearth-baked” hard rolls. This website is fantastic. It is my Go-To when I need help!

  299. Terry Pitzer says:

    Gosh, its hard to choose just one! I guess I’ll go with a good fried chicken recipe. Thansks for the opportunity and all the great recipes!

  300. Sheryle says:

    I love Cooks Illustrated and would love to see some good pie recipes.

  301. Jaime says:

    Chocolate chip cookies, definitely.

  302. Ann says:

    I’m very picky about cookbooks too, but this is one I would ADORE! I would love some go-to breakfast recipes for crepes, waffles, biscuits, instead of trying out a new recipe each time!

  303. Emily says:

    I’m not sure what specific recipe I would hope for, but I think the entire book will be filled with great options, and endlessly useful information.

  304. Eliza Johnson says:

    I don’t have much experience or collection of appetizer recipes. That and a flavorful beef stew.

  305. Tiffani says:

    I want to find a good recipe for rice pilaf. Thanks!

  306. Mark Smith says:

    Looking for the perfect pizza dough.

  307. Jennifer says:

    I loved my Grandma’s chicken noodle casserole, but I’d like to find a good recipe without the can-o-soup!

  308. Valerie Agustin says:

    Oh how I need a new recipe for low fat fries. Please!

  309. Terry Pitzer says:

    Boy, its hard to choose! But I guess I’ll go with a great fried chicken recipe. Thanks for the chance to win and all your great recipes!

  310. Jennifer says:

    Looking for some great soup recipes as well as the perfect apple crisp recipe for this fall weather!

  311. Aurelia says:

    I love cookbooks and anything that promises to be tried and true sounds wonderful. I would like a really nice biscotti recipe.

  312. tiffany street says:

    i would love a recipe for an awesome moist easy red velvet cake :0)

  313. Jessica says:

    I would love to see a perfect blueberry pancake recipe! I just can seem to get it right 🙂

  314. Nic says:

    Looking for the perfect vegetable soup recipe. The only way I can get Hubs to eat veggies that aren’t smothered in cheese is in soup! 🙂

  315. Candice says:

    Gee, what recipe *wouldn’t* I want to see??? I want them all! But I would love to find a beef stew recipe to truly fall in love with.

  316. Erin says:

    I love any and all recipes! Mostly, I’m in for the BEST cookies recipes I can get my hands on. Also, food-wise, I would love to see some soups, family-friendly! Love your website, visit almost daily!

  317. TrishInFL says:

    Shepards pie would be awesome, but with beef. I guess that would be called something else, so I could search the cookbook to find it 🙂

  318. Kim says:

    I would love a thin, crisp chocolate chip cookie recipe. CI is by far, the best out there. So incredibly informative.

  319. Maddi says:

    I’m looking for the perfect chewy chocolate chip cookie recipe!

  320. Danica says:

    I just ate dinner, so the thought of a recipe I want to see isn’t very appealing 😉 But I love me some Cooks Illustrated!

  321. Amy says:

    Love to find my momma’s home made chocolate pudding recipe….do you think it’s in this book?

  322. Foodiewife says:

    The ultimate pumpkin soup. Not one that’s sweet, by savory. I’m still looking!

  323. Libby says:

    A recipe for an easy, perfect cinnamon roll would be awesome!

  324. Tiffany says:

    Hhmmmmm….what to choose, with winter approaching I was thinking the other day that I need some really good go to soup recipes, I love soup and a fresh loaf of wheat bread!!

  325. sara says:

    really great marinara sauce – that can be cooked in a crock pot! I love Cook’s Illustrated because they explain WHY things work and don’t – helps you to apply it to other situations in the kitchen.

  326. Patricia Benson says:

    I would LOVE to find a great marinara sauce, real Italian flavor, but quick to make for a week night, work night dinner!

  327. lisa westfall says:

    I would love a good risotto recipe….as my husband dearly loves it, but I haven’t found a tried and true recipe.

  328. Cristal says:

    OHH I would love to find the perfect white cake recipe! Super moist, soft, full of flavor!! YUM!!

  329. Alysse says:

    Yum – this looks ABSOLUTELY amazing! What a great basic cookbook!

  330. Mandie says:

    Well, most of my favorite recipes come from you. However, I’ve been looking for the perfect roasted red pepper and gouda cheese soup!

  331. Alannah says:

    Hi Mel!!! I love your blog!!! I have tons of your pages saved in my emails just so I can go back to them!! anyway the recipe I would like to see in there is a good cheese cake… I have been searching for the perfect one and I am having trouble doing it… I have honestly tried about 10 different recipes…. Hopefully I can win this book so I can see the recipes they put in there!!

  332. Mary Arntson says:

    LOVE your recipes…

  333. Shawnie McGary says:

    Would love a perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe and would love this cookbook! Thanks Mel!

  334. Adriane C says:

    For years I have been looking for a baked rice pudding recipe just like my friend’s Mom use to make.

  335. Debbie says:

    I love to read the new CI and Cook’s Country magazines and I’m always on the hunt for the perfect beef barley soup.

  336. Marissa W says:

    I would love about any recipe in this cookbook! Perhaps a stellar baked pasta dish?

  337. Emily M says:

    Ahhh I would LOVE LOVE LOVE this cookbook. I spring for their mag. every once in a while but this would just take the cake! I’d love to find a go-to classic Chinese food recipe, like Mongolian beef, or how to make a perfect Monte Cristo or something like that.

  338. Cara says:

    I think they should put your lasagna recipe in there! It is awesome 🙂

  339. Ruth Gough says:

    I’ve never tried a cooks illustrated recipe that I didn’t love. Kind of like your site. I need a good yorkshire pudding recipe.

  340. Laura Guse says:

    I LOVE Cook’s Illustrated almost as much as I like your site. Been making your yummy food for 2+ years now and have all my co-workers hooked too. I would like to see a recipe for Chicken Parmesan. My is not so good.

  341. Maria says:

    Gee, what would I like to see? I need a foolproof pizza dough recipe. And I know they have one but I haven’t tried it yet.

  342. Dora says:

    I am a sucker for dessert recipes! I would love a copy of this cookbook!

  343. sweetpea says:

    fluffy, large meatballs (maybe beef and pork mixture), not browned in a skillet–perhaps dropped raw into simmering
    sauce? We just had some in Chicago at Rosebud’s–just what I’m looking for. (I make a nice one, baked in the oven, but
    these topped mine).

  344. Peggy says:

    I am open to any/all recipes this book has to offer!

  345. Nancy L says:

    I’d like to see an oven fried chicken recipe that is crispy good!

  346. Laurence GL says:

    Wow ! This cookbook sound amazing ! I would love to find a perfect simple white cake recipe.

  347. Emily Anderson says:

    I would most definitely look for the best pumpkin pie recipe. I have always wanted to attempt pumpkin pie, but Mom always made it for us!

  348. Jamie M says:

    I want to find the PERFECT poundcake recipe.

  349. cara says:

    Love your blog and would love the cookbook. I’m looking for some new chicken recipes. Thanks!

  350. Emily says:

    I hope I win! Just so you know, YOU are my go to for trusted recipes. It would be nice to have a back-up, in case my Internet fails.

  351. Melanie Erickson says:

    I would love to have a perfectly easy pie crust recipe. And maybe a creamy delicious filling to go in it!

  352. Sandy Doll says:

    I would love comfort food – we always like meat and potato dishes. Love you site –

  353. MaryAnne says:

    Rice pudding. Sounds so simple, doesn’t it…it’s not.

  354. Nancy says:

    I’m looking for a great soup recipe – – not sure what kind!

  355. Erica says:

    I’d say the perfect apple crisp recipe for Fall..

  356. Leanne says:

    I LOVE CI! I’ve been searching for a GREAT recipe for beef stroganoff.

  357. Vicky says:

    I would so love this! I have still not found a perfect whole wheat bread recipe that I love every time. Maybe they have one… Thanks for the giveaway!

  358. JenH says:

    I would love to find a good lasagna recipe!

  359. Katie says:

    I really need a good roast reciep. I have loved anything I have tried from them.

  360. Julia says:

    I have been searching for my favorite meatloaf recipe. I’ve tried many and though some are decent, I haven’t made one that I want to try again. But meatloaf is one of those things that have to be like Mama made it. Too bad she never wrote her recipe down…

  361. Kimiko says:

    I’d love to find a good recipe for lasagna. I absolutely love it, but have never made it myself before!

  362. Pat Hoobler says:

    I would like to see a recipe that was for oven-fried chicken, one that is moist, tender, and easy to make. Thanks, PH

  363. Gen says:

    I’d love to have this! I’ve been looking for cranberry jelly recipes. Something to go with Thanksgiving dinner.

  364. Emily says:

    WOW! A lot of people want that cookbook. I’ve only used a few CI recipes but I know that the Monkey Bread one is AMAZING (I’ve just discovered the Country Cooks website…although I’m in love with their PBS show)!! I’m always looking for a good chili and enchilada recipe…still looking for my favs. Thanks for the great recipes I’ve used many!

  365. KMacbean says:

    I would love to find a recipe for a flat bread just like the one served at Cosi.

  366. Abby says:

    I’ve been looking for a really good wheat bread recipe.

  367. Anthony Burelle says:

    any kind of pie recipe, especially peanut butter

  368. Laurel says:

    I have always wanted one of their cookbooks. I would love find a great recipe using kale to add to my collection of ways to cook it.

  369. Molly says:

    I love Cooks Illustrated!! I would love prime rib recipe to share with my family for our annual Christmas party:)

  370. Leah says:

    I get all my best dinners from your site! Thank you!
    I would love to have a great recipe for a red sauce for pasta. I am also always searching for improving vegetables. Ooooh, and I hope it has some good ideas for egg casseroles. I’m pretty sure I need to buy this book on my own.

  371. Sherri says:

    I’d like to see a good Chicken Parmesan recipe.

  372. Becky says:

    I’d love to see some great Mexican recipes – I love me some yummy Mexican food! Thanks!!

  373. Lauren says:

    I’ve been searching for recipes for the perfect creme brûlée and a good apple crisp.

  374. I read recipe books like novels. And I have been searching for the perfect grilled chicken recipe. I know it’s a strange one because there are so many out there, but I haven’t found one that I LOVE.

  375. Marcene says:

    pesto lasagna that I had in Italy. I dream of it nightly

  376. Brenda Hassett says:

    As a busy mom, I would love to see some new slow cooker recipes. Nothing is better than coming home and having dinner already made after being on-the-go all day!

  377. Amanda says:

    I would love to find the perfect pecan pie recipe in which the filling holds and doesn’t turn to a soupy mush when you start slicing it…. Maybe I have just been doing something wrong, but a new recipe would be great!!!!

  378. Debbie says:

    I would love to find a great tomato bisque recipe!

  379. Brenda Hassett says:

    As a busy mom I would love to see some new slow cooker recipes. Nothing is better than coming home after being on- the -go all day and having dinner already made!

  380. Rachel says:

    Any and all bread recipes! I love making new doughs all the time, and hopefully a lot of pumpkin recipes as pumpkin is just about my favorite food.

  381. Risa says:

    Love CI to pieces so I’m very excited about this cookbook. I’d be excited to see a tried and true recipe for meatballs for spaghetti. Haven’t found the perfect ones, yet.

  382. Katie Murray says:

    Buttermints, foolproof, buttermints. My mom, sisters, and I are decent cooks but we have wasted pounds of sugar and butter trying to make melt in your mouth buttermints.

  383. Jessica says:

    A yummy beef stew recipe.

  384. Jenny says:

    Some quick and easy chicken recipes.

  385. Ashley H says:

    Anything with blackberries. My husband is obsessed with them and I’m bored of cobbler

  386. Kathy H says:

    Would love to find a great Beef Stew recipe. I don’t like tomato in my stew and most recipes have tomato in them. Just a rich savory brown gravy stew with moist beef chunks please! Thanks for the give away opportunity!

  387. Tiffany says:

    I desperately need help making banana cream pie. Hubby claims it’s his favorite, but I’ve tried a few recipes and they’ve been pretty bad.

  388. Chaliese Simkins says:

    I would love to find the perfect whole wheat bread recipe. One that is soft and delicious! And… I would also love to find a good broccoli cheese soup recipe!

  389. Carrie says:

    I would like to see pie recipes – perfect crust and apple or other fruit fillings.

  390. Nicole says:

    I love to cook and am always searching for the best of the best! I would love to find good chicken noodle soup.

  391. Patricia says:

    I would loveto find chicken and dumplings or a chocolate pie recipe.

  392. Martine says:

    This cookbook sounds like what I’ve been looking for. I have a large collection of cookbooks but not a “go to” cookbook. This just might be the one!

  393. Julie says:

    A good recipe for turkey burgers. Maybe I could get my husband to like them!

  394. Cathy A. says:

    I’m looking forward to some new soup recipes. I have so many family favorites, but want to try something new.

  395. Whitney says:

    What an awesome giveaway!! I would love to find a the perfect meatloaf.

  396. AmandaH says:

    I would love to get the perfect lemon bar recipe. I am obsessed with anything lemon. 🙂

  397. Angela Hendrix says:

    I am so burned out on all my recipes, that I can’t even bring myself to make them anymore. I have loved finding your website, because that is where I get all the recipes I am cooking now. I have never seen this cookbook but everyone seems very excited about it, so I am sure it is packed full of wonderful ideas. I would love to look through it and give some new things a try…for my family’s sake 🙂

  398. Mary says:

    Hmm…with the cooler weather coming upon us, as good beef stew recipe with biscuits on the side would be wonderful!

  399. Suz says:

    How about a perfect beef stroganoff?

  400. Michellw says:

    Anything to get me out of my rut- I live cooks illustrated! A great sour cream chocolate cake would be nice.

  401. Holly says:

    I’ve never had or used an actual Cooks Illustrated recipe book. I’d love have one. I really want some better recipes for tomato based soups like Minestrone. Thanks!

  402. Sara says:

    I would like to see a good meatloaf recipe! My mom made the BEST meatloaf when I was a kid…but she found a new recipe and only makes that now. I want a recipe that tastes likes Mom’s. 🙂

  403. Kim says:

    Soups. I love trying different soups. So, classic chicken or vegetable.

  404. Amberly says:

    Pot roast! It’s one of those things I grew up eating, but I can’t remember the last time I had a really good one! I’ll bet there’s a good recipe in there….

  405. K Murdock says:

    I LOVE your website and haven’t had a recipe that hasn’t blown me away yet! If there were one thing I would love to find in this cookbook it would have to be a Roast Beef with veggies recipe. I’ve tried quite a few but still haven’t found that perfect match.

  406. Nanci Edwards says:

    Love cooks illustrated. I love how thorough they are in testing what recipe really is the best.

  407. Kara says:

    I’m looking for a good Twice Baked Potato Soup recipe and the perfect French Onion Soup recipe. Hope either of them are in the new book!

  408. Katherine C. says:

    I’d love to learn how to make a great Tabouli or some moist red velvet cupcakes!!

  409. Krystal says:

    I love Cook’s Illustrated magazine!! I’d really, really love to find a recipe that replicates the sub rolls one can get from a good pizzaria.

  410. E Yang says:

    I’m always looking for unique dessert ideas in addition to the classics like chocolate chip cookies.

  411. Caresse says:

    Mmm… I need some good new soup recipes- it’s going to snow any day here, so I’m getting into winter recipes.

  412. Kim says:

    I would love this cookbook! I love watching America’s Test Kitchen Saturday mornings and know they have wonderful recipes. The one recipe I’d like to master is the broccoli cheese soup. I too don’t do grainy cheese and would love to know how to get it perfect!

  413. Kristin says:

    I would live to have just one cookbook for good go-to recipes. It would help solve the problem, what’s for dinner? I look forward to Mel’s emails knowing that the recipes she is passing along are always yummy and gives me the confidence to try a new recipe.

  414. Jenna Davis says:

    Mel, since it is the wonderful season of fall, I want comfort food!! I want to curl up on a chair and feel a warm plate/bowl on my lap with a meal that not only tastes good, but feeds my soul! And I do not own a Cook’s Illustrated cook book, it seems as though we are destined for each other! I am really crossing my fingers here!!

  415. Rachel J says:

    I would love to find a really delicious meatball recipe. I am a dessert fanatic, however, so I will use this book for decadent cakes, brownies, and cookies. I would love to win this book!

  416. Deborah says:

    I would love to find a really good bean and bacon soup recipe. Fall is here and I am craving it!

  417. Molly says:

    I love Cooks Illustrated and I’d hope to find the perfect gingerbread recipe for the holidays.

  418. Lindsay Palmer says:

    I love cookbooks and it seems like I’m missing out on experiencing the goodness of Cooks Illustrated!! I’d love to find some new tried and true dinner recipes to add to our rotation. 🙂

  419. Kelly says:

    I love CI and I love your blog! I have always had great success with recipes from both! I would love to find some new side dish recipes to add some spice to the same old meal plans.

  420. Emilee K. says:

    Chicken noodle soup with homemade noodles!

  421. TJ says:

    I’d love to see an awesome brisket recipe

  422. John says:

    My favorite dessert for the last 50+ years has been my Grandmother’s Peach Cobbler. My first vivid memory was getting a large bowlful still warm out of the oven when I was about 5 years old. My Grandmother is gone now and she took the recipe with her. Saint Peter is probably enjoying a bowlful right now.

  423. Rachael K says:

    I’d like to find a recipe for graham crackers or whole wheat crackers. My kids love them and I’d like to find a recipe that uses real ingredients, not science experiments!

  424. Frances Loeffler says:

    I would like to see a recipe for crab cakes.

  425. Michelle T. says:

    Wow. Wow oh wow oh wow oh wow would I love to own this cookbook! Personally I would be grateful for more crockpot recipes that DON’T involve tomatoes….I know, I know, I’m asking a lot. But I’m a dreamer……
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway, but mostly thanks for being YOU, Mel, of Mel’s Kitchen Cafe! I love your blog!

  426. Megan says:

    This sounds like such a great cookbook! I hope it has some delicious vegetarian recipes 🙂

  427. Amber Smith says:

    I just spent last night searching for a good mac and cheese recipe!! So, I’m excited to try that one.

  428. Jolene says:

    A good Bubble and Squeak recipe would be great! Gotta impress English friends.

  429. Kristin says:

    What a wonderful giveaway!! I love Cook’s Illustrated! I would hope to find a delicious chicken noodle soup recipe. I’ve tried a few, but none that pass the “would make this again” test!

  430. Lynn C. says:

    I would love, love to find a really good sauce for kebabs…beef, chicken, pork and shrimp.

  431. Melanie says:

    I’m overdue for a new cookbook. Thanks for the recommendation (along with all your yummy recipes that grace our dinner table on a regular basis)!

  432. Krystal says:

    I would love to find a fabulous homemade chicken noodle soup recipe. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  433. Jennifer says:

    I want the perfect lemon meringue pie…

  434. Leslie says:

    I’d love some good beef recipes since we sell grass-fed beef and um eat a lot of beef. So excited about this give away!!!!

  435. Danielle says:

    Love Cook’s Illustrated. I hope there’s a good meatloaf recipe.

  436. MrsS says:

    I think I would like to try my hand at making some home made grahm crackers.

  437. Amy says:

    A great chicken noodle soup that’s easy!

  438. Pam says:

    I love Cook’s Country–the show and their recipes. I’m also looking for a “wow” recipe for meatloaf.

  439. Holly W says:

    I love Cook’s Illustrated. I love to read the whole process of how they created the perfect recipe and why it’s perfect. I would love to own their cookbook!

  440. Nicole says:

    I would love to see if there are some good skillet recipes in the book. I love one pot/pan meals!

  441. Ali Klein says:

    The perfect Hollandaise sauce to go over chicken and avocado slices…..just like I had at a restaurant back on December 31, 1999.

  442. Danielle Parkson says:

    Since its fall and all, I am craving soup. I would love to find a yummy southwestern corn chowder?

  443. Melinda says:

    Don’t even know what they’re called. A Russian office-mate made them once and we’ve since lost touch but they were amazing! Some kind of a potato turnover thing–not quite like a potato pancake because the texture was smooth and creamy, but kind of a similar concept… All I know is they were so yummy I’ve been craving them ever since!

  444. Tabitha says:

    I just want want a good apple pie recipe. I’ve tried several that are ok, but I have yet to find one that I love.

  445. Mary says:

    Great giveaway! I would love to see a section of slow cooker recipes.

  446. Shelly says:

    I would love to finally find the perfect recipe for red sauce cheese enchiladas

  447. Tiffany says:

    I would love to find a pumpkin bread recipe and a tomato basil soup recipe. I have been looking for years for just the right one and I have not found it yet.

  448. Connie says:

    I am a new cook and need recipies for everything so this cook book would be well used. I need to add to my standard list of meals that I can create

  449. Maggie says:

    I would love to find their perfect Roast Beef recipe !

  450. Julie in TX says:

    I would love a copy of the new Cook’s Illustrated! I would love a truly perfect pie crust (that always works – rain or shine) recipe.

  451. Alicia says:

    I would love to have a perfect banana muffin recipe. I’ve yet to find what I’m looking for in a banana muffin!

  452. Emily says:

    I’d look for something new to add to our holiday menu and I’d probably sit and read all of the recipes for hours…. ‘cuz that’s just what I do!

  453. Char Ricard says:

    I love watching America’s Test Kitchen on TV…..it seems there is always something demonstrated I would like to try…….so I will just say “baked fish”.

  454. I hope to find a tamale recipe. YUM!

  455. Liz K. says:

    I would love check out the meatless recipes. I would love to add more to my menus!

  456. brittany' says:

    Soup! It’s getting cold and I could use a little variety to mix in with all of your recipes!

  457. Brooke Bumgardner says:

    I would love to see recipes for quick, comforting casseroles my family would love.

  458. Katie says:

    Would love to find an awesome pizza sauce!

  459. Chelsea says:

    I love it! I hope that there is a good chili recipe in there. I’m searching for one!

  460. Joy B. says:

    I love getting new recipes…especially from your blog! I would like to see some fabulous appetizers that would work for a fun grown-up dinner–no pigs in a blanket:)

  461. Kate Zurcher says:

    How about a classic chili recipe for the colder weather coming up? Here’s to winning…woot!

  462. jan says:

    creme brulee… looking for the perfect recipe.

  463. Kim says:

    My family is crazy over Indian food. We have our favorites, but new Indian dishes would be great!

  464. Carrie Headley says:

    I would love to find the perfect homemade spaghetti/marinara sauce. I love your site and recipes, thanks for all the great meals I made using your site!

  465. natalie says:

    thanks for the giveaway! i would love to see a creamy tomato soup recipe b/c my son is always asking for it.

  466. Tarrah Banks says:

    I look forward to opening my email to see a new recipe from you! You are an amazing cook, thank you for sharing your wonderful recipes and beautiful pictures. My Mom receives this magazine and it’s always filled with great stuff.

  467. Deb says:

    Those America’s Test Kitchen people are the bomb! I would love a Fettuccine Alfredo recipe or a Chocolate Cake recipe!!

  468. Kelli says:

    looking for a simple yet flavorful recipe for pot roast.

  469. Nikole says:

    I would love to find some new, tried and true, pasta recipes. Sometimes we get tired of spaghetti..but love the convenience of pasta meals! Oh I hope I win!

  470. Ginger says:

    I would like a good shepards pie recipe:)

  471. Doreen says:

    This looks like a great Cookbook! With tons of recipes to try!

  472. Jen M says:

    This sounds like an awesome cook book. I’m looking for a good roast recipe and good recipes to feed a crowd for when we have our monthly family dinner.

  473. Karen Tate says:

    I have been looking for the perfect lemon pie for many years. It could be lemon meringue or lemon cream or lemon anything, but it needs to be very lemon.

  474. Teresa R. says:

    I love cookbooks! I would love a chicken and dumplings recipe.

  475. Lisa says:

    I’d like a perfectly moist and flavorful grilled turkey burger recipe. I seem to make them differently each time…too dry, too salty, never just right:(

  476. Linda M J says:

    I’m looking for that great soup recipe – especially a vegetable beef. The Tomato you mentioned sounds good, though.

  477. Deanna says:

    Peanut butter cookie recipe!

  478. Mac says:

    I’d like to find a great recipe for brownies that are rich and chewy.

  479. pat wickman says:

    I would love to be able to make a great cream of mushroom soup…….I can’t wait to try the mac and cheese!

  480. Loralee says:

    I would love to see a recipe for a pumpkin brownie! (I know…sounds crazy, but I have had them and they are INcredible! Thanks for doing this giveaway!

  481. Jessica says:

    I love gnocchi and have made it before but haven’t found a recipe that turns out perfect so a recipe from Cooks Illustrated might have one. Also any potatoe recipes would be great. We love potatoes but I run out of ways to cook them.

  482. Terry Woodman says:

    I would like to find great recipies for pork chops.

  483. Johna Rosser says:

    I agree with you on trusting Cook’s Illustrated! I would love to win this cookbook!
    thank you for the chance!

  484. Cindy Ricks says:

    Beef stroganoff. I’ve made dozens of versions only to be disappointed.

  485. erin says:

    I would love to see a recipe for soft and plump chocolate cookies!

  486. Lonica Rowley says:

    Could definitely use a cook book like this one… thanks!

  487. Angie D says:

    I would love to see a good doughnut recipe.

  488. David King says:

    I am on a sausage-making kick right now, so I would love to have some ATK pointers about making various sausages, as well as using them.

  489. Sheri Nelson says:

    I would love to see a recipe to replace the lipton’s onion soup mix (dry packet)! I have lots of recipes that we love that include that little amazing dry packet but cringe every time I use it…..

  490. Angie says:

    I’m looking for some veggie ideas. Something new and exciting to hook the kids.

  491. Cynthia says:

    I would love to find the perfect tomato basil soup (with a kick) from scratch. I would love discovering any new recipe from the book!

  492. Barby says:

    I LOVE Cooks Illustrated! They do all the testing and we reap the benefits of perfect recipes — every time! Hope they have General Tso’s Chicken.

  493. Bri says:

    I would love to find the perfect soup recipes. Also, icecream recipes would be fun. PICK ME!

  494. Nicole CF says:

    This will sound silly, but my grandma used to make a great rice and raisin pudding she called “Spotted Pup.” I would love to find something like that in this cookbook (I know they sometimes revisit “lost” recipes). And I never gave CI or CC an honest try until I saw you were using them, so you definitely have some influence!

  495. Rachel says:

    Actually, I have been looking for the perfect snickerdoodle recipe! Soft on the inside but crisp on the outside.

  496. Kristin B says:

    I would love to find a tortilla soup recipe similar to the one at the Crescent Hotel in Dallas. I’ve searched high and low but none of the recipes I’ve tried are exactly right.

  497. Mary says:

    Always looking for an amazing chocolate chip cookie or blondie.

  498. Debbie says:

    I have yet to find the perfect split-pea soup recipe. I would love this cookbook!

  499. pat says:

    I’m hoping to find a dairy free version of tomato soup!

  500. Pamela says:

    Hoping to find a great rice pudding recipe.

  501. Claudia says:

    I am in need of a good chili recipe…of course I’ve tried many, but never one that I’ve absolutely loved.

  502. Andi says:

    My coworker made a curry tuna salad he got from cooks illustrated, and Ive never been able to find it!

  503. Teresa says:

    A savory winter squash casserole for Thanksgiving would be perfect!

  504. Daniel Muller says:

    Id like to see a bunch of Cooks Illustrated recipes I haven’t tried yet. Maybe a Cassoulet recipe.

  505. stace says:

    I would love to see a recipe for stews soups and anything pumpkin related..Fall is leaving as fast as it got here. I absolutely LOVE the colors and flavors of autumn foods.

  506. Layton says:

    I would like to find a recipe for the perfect pot roast. I’ve tried for years but always come up short!

  507. Stacie D. says:

    I REALLY want this book! I am really excited about great soups right now, so that is what I would look at first….before I devour every other page!

  508. Jessica says:

    I would love just about any recipe I ‘m sure…but for the sake of picking one….I’ll go with soups….pretty noncommital here too. but I love soup and trying new ones 😉

  509. Tami says:

    I am on the lookout for the best blueberry muffin recipe.

  510. Dana says:

    i would love to try some new soups for the fall and winter!

  511. Tiffany says:

    I hope to find a great pumpkin cheesecake recipe.

  512. Dana says:

    i would love some new soup recipes that my husband might like for the fall/winter!

  513. Brittany C. says:

    I’m hoping for the PERFECT chocolate chip cookie, one that’s very similar to the Paradise Bakery chocolate chip cookie, the best one on the planet, in my humble opinion.

  514. Jennifer W. says:

    Soup recipes! I am woefully short on them, and for some reason, I am terrible at thinking of creative ways to do soup (that doesn’t include a can!!!) Thanks!

  515. Suzanne says:

    I would love see a recipe for homemade caramel that I can’t mess up or one for some really good chili.

  516. Jessica says:

    I can’t think of a particular recipe that I’m searching for, but I would just love to find new versions of old favorites to mix up my menu planning. We will be having our first baby next week and I’ll need some quick but flavorful recipes!

  517. Suzanne says:

    Banana Bread! Thanks for the giveaway!

  518. ah would LOVE to win this! and i’m hoping for some really good soup recipes!

  519. Judy Sleight says:

    I would love a new recipe for “Eggplant Parmesan”. I have been a fan of America’s Test Kitchen for many years and love their television series! Thanks for this opportunity to win one of their cookbooks! Love your web site too, by the way!

  520. Tricia says:

    I would love a chicken florentine.

  521. Lisa E says:

    Always on the lookout for good enchilada recipes!

  522. Mary says:

    It’s cold and rainy here today, so I’d love a great recipe for pot roast to warm my family up! Thanks for all your great recipes, Mel! You are a lifesaver when it comes to meal planning in our house!

  523. Danika C. says:

    I am looking for a new pork loin recipe……

  524. Dominoe says:

    I hope to see a great enchilada soup recipe!

  525. Jo Jo says:

    I love trying new recipes, especially soups lately. So I’m very curious if there’s anything with chicken or even a really good butternut squash recipe would be awesome! !! 😀

  526. Melanie S. says:

    Wow! I had no idea such a tome existed! I can hardly wait to read it. (Hoping to win–if not, Amazon, here I come!)

  527. Barbara says:

    I love a good cookbook! There’s nothing like holding it and turning the pages. the internet is okay but nothing as great as a book!

  528. Julie says:

    I would love to find a great chicken noodle soup recipe. It sounds basic but it seems that every one I try is lacking flavor. Thanks for the great website. I just love trying your recipes.

  529. Katie says:

    Oh, isn’t Cook’s amazing?!? I trust them 100% with every recipe they come out with. You should watch Cook’s Country – it’s the same folks, it comes on PBS at my house. It’s just like Cook’s Illustrated…..except with people and sound 🙂

    I would love to see an easy homemade bread recipe. I rely on Cook’s for everything else, but I’ve been dying to try my hand at homemade bread and am completely intimidated by it!

  530. Kathy says:

    I have love to see a great pierogie recipe.

  531. Rachel says:

    I would love a recipe from CI for the best lasagna.

  532. Ann Merrill says:

    I would love to find the perfect recipe for chicken marsala. I love the one at Carrabas

  533. Amy A. says:

    I have never heard of CI. I love to cook and try new recipes. I would love to have a great resource like this in my kitchen!

  534. jen says:

    I hope it has a good recipe for homemade ranch dressing!

  535. Brynn says:

    Hoping for a great recipe involving pears! There aren’t a ton out there and I just ended up bottling the pears and making pear sauce…still yummy, but, an awesome pear dessert would be fun to try! Thanks Mel the Magnificent!

  536. Sara M says:

    Funny enough. . I’ve been looking for a creamy mac and cheese also! I want to try it with spaghetti noodles stuck through hot dogs before I cook them for a crazy Halloween dinner! I”m sure I’ll find lots of favorites in this giant cookbook though!!

  537. Amy Cunnington says:

    Everytime I visited my grandmother she would magically pull out a plate of “to die for” raisin filled cookies. Unfortunately her recipe was never written down. I would love to find a recipe that maybe came close to hers…keeping my fingers and toes crossed for good luck!

  538. Sara Hansen says:

    I would love to have this cookbook because you say it is so good! Everything you make has been a yummy addition to our dinner table so I know that this cookbook would not disappoint since you say it is so good. I would love to find a good hearty tomato based vegetable soup in this book. Thanks!

  539. Caroline says:

    I hope they have a recipe for peppermint fudge. My mom received some for Christmas years ago and we have never been able to find the recipe and the person who gave my mom the fudge, won’t give the recipe to us.

  540. Stacey says:

    Well, I’m way new to this whole cooking thing, so if they’re anything like your recipes a book like this would be AMAZING to have!! I don’t know if this is too ambitious, but I would REALLY love to make some yummy battered fish tacos that actually turn out. Some of the recipes I’ve looked up are quite intimidating and I’m too nervous to commit a whole dinner to that much time and not have it work out.
    Thank you!

  541. Nicki says:

    Love, love, love Cooks Illustrated but always torn whether or not to whip up something warm and comforting from Cook’s Country or a tried and true from Cook’s Illustrated. Usually, recipes from both reach our table on a weekly basis. Probably my favorite and most insightful of all recipes is the pan-seared pork chop with multiple sauce options. Delish!

  542. Kathy H says:

    I’ve been searching for a really good apple butter recipe. I have some ones that are just okay, but I’d love to have a great one. Thanks for having the giveaway!!

  543. Marilyn says:

    Cook’s Illustrated is so thorough. I recently purchased their Slow Cooker Revolution which I love. I hope that this new cookbook has a great recipe for roast beef. Thanks for the chance to win!

  544. Yvette Bowman says:

    I hope to find a great pancake recipe! mine always turn out bland!

  545. Shellie says:

    I would love to find a recipe for the perfect chicken enchiladas. I’ve never found one that I love, but for some reason I keep trying to find one.

  546. Danielle says:

    I’d love to see new ideas for getting my kids and husband to eat veggies. So hard to make the effort when everyone complains about them but me. I love them! I would love this cookbook for good recipes in general. i agree with the rest – if this is where you get your recipes then it is definitely a winner!

  547. Aaron says:

    I bought a huge jar of Tahini to try some middle eastern cooking. My attempts so far have been awful. I’m hoping for a good recipe that puts my jar of Tahini to good use.

  548. My daughter is a HUGE lover of the snickerdoodle, and I have YET to find the perfect recipe!

  549. courtney says:

    ive been looking for a really good french toast recipe

  550. Wendy says:

    I love watching America’s Test Kitchen and Cooks Country on my local PBS station. Cooks Illustrated is truly a wonderful cookbook and would be a dream to own! What I hope to find is a delicious recipe for Beef Stroganoff. My best friend has been craving it. She has cancer and doesn’t eat much these days, but when she gets a taste for something I love to cook for her. She is so appreciative since she doesn’t cook herself!

  551. jennifer says:

    Pizza dough. I would love a no fail version.

  552. Stephanie says:

    My husband and I are still searching for the perfect French onion soup recipe. We just had our first baby on Friday and I’m still craving a great chocolate chip cookie too!

  553. Amy Fraikin says:

    Looking for a great chocolate mousse recipe. My husband loves it, but we haven’t found the “right” recipe that tastes like his mom’s yet! Thanks!

  554. Emily says:

    Goll, I don’t know! The perfect flat bread maybe? Can never quite recreate the stuff that is served with my favorite appetizer at my favorite restaurant. Would love this cook book!

  555. Sandy says:

    I would love a recipe for a hearty soup for the upcoming Iowa winter. Thanks for the giveaway. I just stumbled across your website- great job!

  556. Carly says:

    Maybe some more comfort food, chicken pot pie or something!

  557. Staci says:

    So many recipes…maybe a good chicken tortilla soup???

  558. Missy Hawkins says:

    Please, oh please pick me! I am always on the prowl for the best recipes of anything. If I get the book before Christmas, I can use it to make a recipe to win my husband a day off of work. I’ve won in the past and I’m trying to keep my title. I dont know what I’m looking for yet, but cant wait to digest the book and pick out a winner!

  559. stefani says:

    I’ve been on the look out for a creamy mac and cheese recipe too so thanks for the post. Anyway, I would love to see a super creamy and perfectly spiced rice pudding. I love the stuff! I just need a go to recipe.

  560. Beth says:

    I love Cooks Illustrated and would love to get my hands on this cookbook. Thanks for sharing all the great recipes. You are a household name between me, my mother and sisters (“you gotta try Mel’s recipe for– fill in the blank).

  561. Chelsea says:

    I’m a nerd, but I love the science behind Cook’s Illustrated. I’ve learned so much on cooking red meat to make it delicious and not tough, chewy, or stringy.

  562. chris says:

    salmon recipe…love that fish!

  563. sandi says:

    Looking for a great pumpkin cookie recipe.

  564. Karen says:

    I would love to find a recipe for a perfect pot roast!

  565. Marty says:

    soup for the winter sound good with the cooler weather on its way

  566. Emilee says:

    I’m looking for the perfect Beef Stew recipe. I have been looking for a good cookbook recently and this could be it!

  567. Mandy says:

    would love an apple dessert in the book. that sounds good right now.

  568. Heather says:

    Would love a good alfredo sauce for pasta. Thank you for doing this giveaway! You are wonderful. Enjoy your site so much.

  569. Noelle says:

    Mel-I have passed your blog onto so many people and love that we both enjoy Cooks Country and Cooks Illustrated. I am on a mission for a beef stew recipe.

  570. Britany says:

    I also have tried quite a few mac n cheese recipes so I am super excited to try the one right in the cookbook!

  571. Emily says:

    A beef stew recipe.

  572. Jordyn says:

    I am always on the lookout for good dinner recipes for my family. I love collecting cookbooks, and this looks like a good one!

  573. KassyG says:

    I’ve never had a Cook’s Illustrated Cookbook, but see and hear everyone talk about how great their recipes are. I need some new fabulous main meal recipes!

  574. Nicole Cotter says:

    I would have said Mac & cheese because I am always on the hunt for that best recipe. I can’t wait to try the one you posted! since that is solved, I would hope to find the best chicken tortilla soup recipe. thanks for the opportunity!

  575. Kelly says:

    Beef stew for sure. ‘Tis the season and I would love to find the perfect stew to go along with that fabulous french bread of yours that I am learning to perfect. Love it!

  576. I’d also love to own their new cookbook. I’m lusting after it. 🙂

  577. connie says:

    I would love to find a REALLY good chewy, dark chocolate, brownie recipe!! I have tried way too many recipes, and STILL haven’t found a good one. Hope it’s in this cookbook.

  578. kjerstina says:

    I am always looking for a big fluffy pancake recipe!

  579. Kirstin Burdge says:

    A corn chowder recipie like my Grandma made. It’s perfect for fall!

  580. Ashley T says:

    I would love to get some new meat free dishes as well as any fish recipe. A rich, dense chocolate brownie cake would also be a pleasant one to find!

  581. Holly says:

    Sounds like something that would really help me improve my cooking skills!

  582. Julia L. says:

    I would love to see any recipe for slow cooker meals. When our next little one arrives I am so not cooking…much. Thanks Mel! You’re awesome.

  583. Michelle Touchton says:

    I love any kind of broth or bean soup/stew. I’m always looking for new recipes… especially with winter coming!

  584. Stephanie says:

    I love your blog. I am always using recipes from you.

    A while back I went to a book club with a dinner. I tried someone’s soup (Sweet Potato Corn Chowder) & LOVED it. I brought Oatmeal Coconut Chewies (my absolute favorite cookie) & the lady who made the soup LOVED the cookies. We both asked each other about the recipe & it turns out both came from none other than you!

  585. Sara Reagan says:

    I love to use my crock pot! I hope it has a great chapter on these kind of recipes!

  586. Roger says:

    Still looking for the perfect pot roast

  587. Sandra H. says:

    I would love a new enchilada recipe. This cookbook sounds great!

  588. tanya gerald says:

    I would love to have a chewy oatmeal raisin cookie developed by ATK… they are fabulous!

  589. Judy Cash says:

    I need more ideas for side dishes. It’s easy to think of a main dish but then I struggle for a variety of sides.

  590. Caroline Merrell says:

    key lime pie – i have a bag of key limes on my counter!

  591. Jane says:

    I love to try new recipes. So I would love new ideas for dinner.

  592. Krista says:

    I’m sure any recipe from Cook’s Illustrated would be fantastic! Thanks for the chance to win a cookbook!

  593. Susan says:

    Each Wednesday evening we host a small confirmation class at our home serving dinner before the class. In an effort to find a great mac & cheese recipe I use these folks as my test subjects. Each time I find a new recipe I make it for them! So far, I have not found a recipe that wows me. I’ll try yours and if it wows me then I would be grateful to win the cookbook. Just think of all the good things I can make for my Wednesday evening dinner guests!! 🙂

  594. Sue Sasseville says:

    I have been for years looking for that perfect pizza sauce. I have yet to find it!

  595. KateG says:

    I too love macaroni and cheese probably more than when I was a kid and I loved it A LOT then. I want to know what their perfect mac and cheese is like.

  596. Caitlin says:

    I’ve actually been looking for a really good mac and cheese recipe – I guess now I have one but this cookbook looks fantastic!

  597. Dan says:

    I’m curious to know if they have a good empanada recipe, or how to make your own tortillas.

  598. Jennifer K says:

    Anything chocolate, and the perfect white cake.

  599. Kara Huggard says:

    Oh, I love CI! I would love a good beef stroganoff recipe.

  600. Jen G says:

    Oh, wow, I’m sure there are a MILLION recipes in that cookbook that I would love to *find*. Would love to win that cookbook! Thanks, Mel!

  601. Dave Tucker says:

    I pick up a magazine at the grocery every other month and enjoy the recipes very much. You have made me a “hero in the kitchen” with my wife and sons. Thank You.

  602. Shannon says:

    I am looking for the perfect beef stew. That’s a fav in our house!

  603. Melissa says:

    Chocolate Chip cookie recipe – you can never have too many of those!

  604. Rachael Ritter says:

    The perfect wheat bread recipe.

  605. Nachelle Sampson says:

    I need a good recipe for any meals I could make at home without having to run to the store for an ingredient at any given time.

  606. Valerie says:

    Oh, how I love your recipes! I would love to see a great selection of crock pot recipes in this book! With winter months ahead, quick and warm meals would be great!

  607. Mary says:

    Love, love, love ATK & Cooks! And now I have them to thank for the link to your beautiful blog. : )

  608. katiek436 says:

    I have a soft spot for risottos, so I’d love to see a new one or two!

  609. Karen Haynes says:

    I have heard such great things about Cook’s Illustrated-I love trying new recipes and would be so excited to win. Also, I am always looking for the perfect meal for two!

  610. Katie says:

    I love recipes using ground beef or turkey.

  611. Connie says:

    I would love to see some candy making recipes. Especially before the holidays.

  612. Selena says:

    I have been looking for a new recipe for spaghetti sauce. I am getting tired of the jarred sauces and now that I have to watch out for salt and hidden sugars in my foods i have been looking for an easy sauce to use with spaghetti and lasagna.

  613. Erin says:

    I would love to find any really good, easy bread recipes. I have tried lots of different recipes and some are good, and some are not. I would love to find something with consistent results. (Maybe I just need more practice?)

  614. Christine says:

    I’m hoping to see a Sweeney Todd Meat pie. JUST KIDDING! Joke! Joke! A good, easy, chicken tortilla soup recipe! yum!

  615. Alisha says:

    I would love a good cream of mushroom soup. There’s one at my favorite restaurant that is to die for, but when I tried to make it I swear it tasted like dirt!

  616. Cindy Mansfield says:

    I have been hearing/reading so much about CI’s recipes and am anxious to try some of them. I’m really, really hoping there is the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe in that book! And I really, really hope I win it! Thanks so much for the chance!!

  617. Catherine says:

    I would love a classic chicken noodle soup recipe. I’m about due to have my first child, and every time my mom had a baby, my grandma would make us kids chicken noodle soup, so I could use a nostalgic and delicious bowl right now!

  618. Donna A. says:

    I would like a good all-around new cookbook. I one I go to is a Betty Crocker cookbook that is 30+ years old so I need a new one.

  619. Leslie says:

    I feel like I need to increase my knowledge of soups. I know how to make a few basic ones but I’m sure my husband wishes he didn’t get the same ones every time the weather turns cool.

  620. Ruchita says:

    I love Cooks Illustrated! I hope to see a classic pot roast recipe in the book.

  621. Amy Jo says:

    I would like to find a creamy and flavorful potato soup recipe. I love Cook’s Illustrated. It taught me how to cook.

  622. Jody says:

    I would LOVE a perfect New York Style Cheesecake recipe!! I’ve tried zillions and haven’t found “the one” yet.

  623. Tom says:

    I’ve been a fan of Cook’s Illustrated since the days it was known as Cook’s magazine, which Chris Kimball bought and turned into CI. I’d love to find a recipe for stracciataccitelli soup, a simple, chicken broth based soup made with egg whites and pasta. I’ve found several recipes elsewhere, but none seem to work out as well they say (if CI has it, I know I can trust it!).

  624. Jeanette says:

    Oh, oh, Pick me!!!! Thanks for the chance! 🙂

  625. Michelle Hathorus says:

    The recipe I hope to find is one that I don’t have to preface with “I’ve never tried this recipe before, so I don’t know how it will be…let me know if it’s a keeper.” Nope. No need to say that AT ALL if it’s from America’s Test Kitchen/CI – because they already tested it and KNOW it’s a keeper!!

  626. David Kelly says:

    Any kind of fish recipes would really suit me. I’m not fond of fish that’s simply baked to the fall apart stage. I prefer mine firm, yet cooked through, and seasoned with a savory blend of spices. The recipes also need to be diabetic friendly.

  627. Jen says:

    I would love to win this cookbook. I’m not on the search for any recipe in particular. I would love to try out all of their recipes and compare to what i already have.

  628. Rita says:

    I would like to see a recipe for a tried and true pie crust. I need some help in that department. Thanks for the opportunity.

  629. Lena Sorrells says:

    I would love to find the “perfect” Lemon Meringue Pie recipe!!

  630. Betsy says:

    I would love to find the perfect fish taco recipe. I have a few tried and true recipes I use, but I’m always on the look out for the perfect one!

  631. Whitney R. says:

    Love Cook’s Kitchen!!!

  632. Jason Rinard says:

    Always in search of a great Tiramisu. I’m guessing that I can find the ultimate recipe for one in this book.

  633. Mary Nelson says:

    My husband still talks about the strombolis the cafeteria served at our university — in all other things I think my cooking has surpassed the mass-made cafeteria food, but sadly in this instance I have failed. I need a foolproof recipe for good stromboli!

  634. Jess says:

    I don’t think I’ll win…so many people comment…but I can try 🙂 I want to find an Alfredo pasta in that 2,000 recipe cookbook. I love pastas:)

  635. Shawn Reese says:

    I would love the perfect banana bread recipe, I am always trying different ones to find my favorite!

  636. Jessica Beaumont says:

    The perfect rice pudding- I seem to crave it as the weather cools down!

  637. Lisa says:

    I have been searching high and low for what were called “Stop & go” cookies. It’s some sort of shortbread like cookie coated with crushed almonds with icing & then red & green cherries on top.

  638. Rachel S. says:

    I’m hoping to find the perfect recipe for lemon bars!

  639. Sam T. says:

    I need a great tenderloin roast recipe! And, I’ve never tried a Cook’s Illustrated recipe that disappoints!

  640. Ana says:

    Someone already mentioned French Onion Soup… but a killer Pad Thai recipe would be fabulous too!

  641. Ariel says:

    The perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe!

  642. Mary Lou S says:

    Love the cookie recipes. Love the covers of Cook’s Illustrated. Hope I have a chance!

  643. Love the cookie recipes. Love the entree recipies. Love the tastings. Love the covers of Cook’s Illustrated. Hope I have a chance!

  644. Jessica says:

    I would love to see a good classic cheesecake recipe.

  645. carly says:

    A go to chicken pot pie recipe would be GREAT!

  646. Ashley W says:

    I had this amazing chicken and rice soup one time and have tried so many times to find a recipe that taste similar. Hopefully it would have a great chicken and rice soup recipe, starting with the whole chicken?!?!?!

  647. Emilee Keyes says:

    I would just love to own this recipe book. One recipe in particular that I am hoping for is gravy. I can never seem to get it the right consistency.

  648. Cami Bean says:

    I really want to win this cookbook!! I never really win anything, but somehow I just keep entering. Maybe one day….

  649. Joan T says:

    Being newly laid off from my work, I would love to see affordable recipes for large familes. A wonderful beef stew recipe would be good too! 🙂

  650. Jacque Wright says:

    I am looking for yummy carmeled apple recipies. I also hope there would be a great soup selection…it is that time of year!

  651. Courtney says:

    I love Cook’s Illustrated! There recipes always turn out great. I would love a good Tomato Soup recipe. Still haven’t found the one.

  652. Sarah says:

    I have been looking for a recipe for spaghetti sauce from scratch that actually tastes good!!!

  653. Sharon says:

    An easy red wine reduction sauce for steak…

  654. Sarah K. says:

    You called it, I too have been searching for “the best” homemade mac-n-cheese recipe so I can’t wait to try this one! I love Cook’s Illustrated!!

  655. Emily says:

    Still looking for a PERFECT peanut butter cookie.

  656. Kim says:

    I am still looking for a wonderful coffee cake recipe that my whole family will love. We’re kind of torn about what we like.

  657. I would love a good recipe for spaghetti carbonara. Always wanted to try that!

  658. Pat Williams says:

    I love CI! Looking for some great soups or chicken fettucine! Just found your website and you have some great recipes. Looks like I will be returning often!!

  659. Valerie Norris says:

    I hope to see a recipe for soft, chewy oatmeal raisin cookies, my husband’s favorite, or a recipe for a whole wheat bread with seeds and nuts.

  660. Courtney Calderon says:

    I would love to see a fabulous Eggplant Parmesan recipe in here and I would love to try all 2,000 recipes!

  661. Sally says:

    I love Cook’s Illustrated, to have the recipes they think best all in one place, heaven!

  662. Liz says:

    I love meatloaf recipes. CI always does great work on figuring out the technicalities of the recipes. A big fan- have several of their cooks books already, but this seems like the ultimate collection.

  663. John says:

    I’m looking for a foolproof recipe for crispy on the outside and tender on the inside hash browns. What a simple dish, yet one I’ve been struggling against for years.

  664. Megan says:

    I would love a great recipe for a potato soup.

  665. Jessica says:

    I would love to see some delicious quick breads!

  666. Dené says:

    I’m hoping the force IS with me. I would LOVE this for myself and family. I’m getting scared for the long Minnesota winter soon coming and this cookbook just might bring weeks, if not months, of added sunshine! Here’s to THE FORCE!!!!

  667. Susanna says:

    I would love to see a Beef Stroganoff recipe!! (that doesn’t involve canned soup)…
    or Cabbage Rolls or Pierogie’s… I’m not picky!!

  668. Jenny says:

    Ooo – a snickerdoodle recipe would not go amiss in our house. I tend to fail miserably with those. I always need soup recipes – it seems to be the one type of food that I fail at without a tried-and-true recipe. I love anything on the pastry side of things…
    And seriously, this is pretty much the only magazine I pick up at the checkout. Because, come on – it’s so GOOD!

  669. Pauline H. says:

    A super, fantastic, unbelievably flavorful chocolate chip cookie recipe.

  670. Maegan says:

    I’ve always wanted to try a good duck recipe. Could it be in there? I hope I get to find out!

  671. Carol says:

    I would love to see a recipe for the most perfect roasted turkey/chicken with crispy skin!!

  672. Sarah says:

    You already mentioned tomato soup, and I am finally hoping to try to make some of my own.

  673. Jennifer D. says:

    I would love to see any of the recipes in this cookbook. I have been looking for some new soup recipes. Specifically I would love to find a chicken and wild rice soup recipe.

  674. Michele says:

    good recipes for pork! Always looking for something new and exciting and love cookbooks!!

  675. Toni says:

    Oh man, I would spend way too much time poring over this book! I love CI and their approach to figuring things out. I’m in a bit of a side-dish rut right now, so I could definitely use their help! Thanks so much!

  676. Emily Scalley says:

    I need a good, new, tried and true cookbook! I love your website BTW!

  677. Kelley says:

    I am embarrassed to say that I have never even attempted macaroni and cheese because I was concerned about texture, taste, etc and I can’t wait to try the best macaroni and cheese from this cookbook! I also love to try a delicious pie crust recipe. Thanks Mel!

  678. Natalie says:

    I need a new lasagna recipe!

  679. Liane says:

    I’d love to see a recipe for a moist and fluffy pineapple muffin.

  680. The perfect chowders- New England and Manhattan clam chowders!!!YUM!!!!

  681. Dorothy says:

    I would like to see any desserts with apple.

  682. Emily says:

    I would love a perfect orange roll recipe.

  683. Elizabeth says:

    I can’t wait to see this book – I always love reading what they have to say about recipes – what they tested but didn’t work and what did work. I realllllllly want to find a recipe for big fluffy, yummy biscuits – like Grands, but homemade goodness!

  684. Eric Francis says:

    Tuesday’s my birthday, so this would make a fine present! (Hint, hint….) As a pecan pie aficionado, I hope to see their take on the quintessential Southern dish in the cookbook.

  685. Katie Brooks says:

    I’m looking for a jambalaya recipe. Even if it wasn’t in there, I’m sure this would be an invaluable cookbook to have.

  686. Melissa says:

    I am dying to find the perfect Oatmeal Raising cookie, not too chewy and not too cakey – Like the texture of the ones I can find the supermarket bakery but without the store-bought taste!

  687. Jeannette says:

    I’ve been looking for a good mac’n’cheese recipe too! I’d also like to find a good breakfast casserole recipe.

  688. Marg says:

    Prime Rib!!!!! Every Cook’s Illustrated recipe I’ve made to date has gotten me rave reviews. I’d love to tackle this meal with their help.

  689. Kim Tousignant says:

    A recipe for a healthier dessert

  690. debbie says:

    oh yes and any dessert recipe would be just find for her !!!!

  691. debbie says:

    My 9 year old daughter is so into cooking and watches your shows every weekend- this would be a great bday gift for her so pleas please pick me

  692. Kat says:

    I’ve been looking for a reliable recipe for Spaghetti Carbonara.

  693. Marielle says:

    Pate brisee, what else!

  694. mary kelly says:

    I’ve tried tons of pie crust recipes but I am still searching for the “perfect” one. Hopefully this recipe book will have that along with lots of other yummy recipes!

  695. Sue says:

    Always looking for the perfect something…. How about a really creamy chocolate pie recipe; not French Silk, but not your average chocolate pudding type pie either.

  696. cinco says:

    I’d like to see a recipe for using a Doufue pot, for low-slow cooking. Having trouble figuring out how much to reduce liquids to use this for successful braising.

  697. Oh I would love this cookbook! I think the first recipe I would look for is an easy, no fail, flaky, buttery biscuit recipe!

  698. Megan Brown says:

    I’m a pumpkin fanatic and would love to add more recipes with pumpkin in them to my go-tos.

  699. Barbara says:

    Before I found your food blog, my first recipe go-to was the Cooks Illustrated magazines that I have. I love the artwork, and the no-ads! I too am carful about the books I choose to buy and keep in my precious kitchen space. Once I found your excellent food site, it became my go-to. I feel that I think and make decisions about food things so much like you, I imagine I will love every recipe that you do. So far, so good. And you’re eclectic in your tastes, so I haven’t been disappointed very many times in looking for a specific recipe. However, I would love to know if Cooks Illustrated has a version of Vietnamese noodle soup called Pho. My husband introduced it to me after spending a year and a half working with Vietnamese Refugees in Seattle and falling in love with their standard fare. I have made a few different versions of the broth following on-line recipes. But I would like a go-to recipe for this family favorite, and I feel hopeful that if you don’t have it, Cooks Illustrated will! You have introduced Indian cuisine to my repetoir, along with many, many American standards. I use your menu and shopping idea and have modified it to work like a miracle in my own kitchen. I am looking forward to more exploration and experimentation with you … and hopefully with Cooks Illustrated! I want to thank you for helping me out of a cooking rut many months ago, and reminding me of the joy that working in the kitchen brings to me! I’m actually grateful for this contest, even if it only proves to be an opportunity to Thank you!
    You’re friend across the big lake,
    Barbara (in Michigan)

  700. Diane Sabbagh says:

    Thanks for the chance to win the cookbook.
    I would love the ultimate osso bucco recipe. Mmm, my mouth is watering just thinking about it.

  701. Kim says:

    I really need a good recipe for German Chocolate cake. I have my go too recipe, but it needs something more. Hope this book has what I am looking for! Love your site, thank you for sharing so many delicious recipes!

  702. erin storrer says:

    I would love to see some comfort foods and also expert advice on breads. Thanks!

  703. Megan says:

    This sounds like my dream cookbook! I would love to see a truly awesome chicken recipe. One that I wouldn’t be afraid to make again and again.

  704. Melanie says:

    I would love to find the perfect recipe for my favorite treat, creme brulee….. 🙂

  705. Jan says:

    I love CI & Cooks Country…and have had success with nearly every reciped tried. Would love some more recipes using ground beef, a staple at our house.

  706. Kelsey says:

    I have just come across their chocolate chip cookie recipe, and i dont think ill ever cook another recipe again. They really are the best! Everything i have tried that they do is yummy, plus i love watching the show! I would absolutely LOVE to win this!!!

  707. taylor says:

    Strawberry Rhubarb pie 🙂

  708. erin storrer says:

    I would love to see lot’s of recipes for comfort foods. Also, expert advice on breads…..Thanks!

  709. Candise says:

    You know those chocolate crinkle cookes with powdered sugar? I have never been able to find a recipe that accurately resembles my Jr. High cafeteria 20 years ago. They were that good! It is one of the things I check out (and make) in each new cookbook!

  710. Michelle says:

    I don’t think there is any certain *one* recipe I look up! I look up what I am hungry for like Mexican or Italian then I look at the recipes from there…

  711. Brenda says:

    You mean I could replace my shelf of magazines with one cookbook? How could I possibly pass up this idea.

    I’m hoping their apple pie recipe is in there. I’ve abused the pages in the magazine so badly that it’s now unreadable.

  712. Heather says:

    Hmmm…how about some great soup recipes! It’s definitely soup season! Thanks Mel. Your site is a-mazing.

  713. Kim says:

    I love my Americas Test Kitchen cookbook! Still looking for the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe for my very picky kids!

  714. Erin McGuinness says:

    Hi! My hope is to find a pumpkin loaf cake recipe. Now is the perfect time of year!

  715. CoyAnn Kilmer says:

    I would LOVE this cookbook. I am hoping it has some fast & easy, weeknight meals for working outside the home moms….

  716. Jen I says:

    I have the New Best Recipes from Cooks Illustrated and it’s totally my go-to as well. I love that they explain WHY certain ways work the best. I’ve used it to glean a huge portion of my cooking knowledge. I love their triple chocolate chip cookies – it’s the best cookie ever, so I hope it’s in there!

  717. April S. says:

    I love enchiladas, especially spinach! I hope there’s a fresh recipe for them!

  718. Teresa says:

    Maybe a non shortening biscuit recipe?

  719. Heather F says:

    Can all of them be an answer? I’m not picky.

  720. Traci Ehlers says:

    I LOVE Cook’s Illustrated! I’m looking for the perfect Bread Pudding recipe, and hopefully one where the flavorings can be modified to fit seasonal menus.

  721. malka s says:

    I would love an illustrated New York Style Black-n-White Cookie recipe. I can never seem to get it right!

  722. Amber says:

    I love Cook’s recipes! I love their magazines, and my husband and I watch their show together every week. I am always looking for good soup recipes.

  723. Dagny says:

    I would love to see a good chicken stew recipe or a caponata recipe!

  724. Rose says:

    I would love to see the pork carnitas recipe from their web site in the book. It is absolutely delicious! I use their best recipe book as my go to book for everything. Also their Thai Chicken Breast on the grill would be a great addition….it’s one of my go to recipes.

  725. Sarah says:

    Tomato Bisque soup for sure! Oh my gosh that sounds so good right now!

  726. Lauri Portz says:

    I’d love to find an old fashioned fudge recipe like my grandmother’s; firm and creamy not soft like most fudge recipes.

  727. Kristi says:

    I LOVE America’s Test Kitchen and their Cooks Illustrated cookbooks! I hope to see a great fish ‘n’ chips recipe or a great recipe for spaghetti sauce!

  728. Karen S. says:

    I would love a great cookie recipe especially if it is in the ginger or molasses catagory. The Holidays are fast approaching! You’re the best Mel!

  729. Debbie J says:

    I just recently become a fan of CI and ATK. I can’t afford full membership, yet, but so I use the free recipes rather than the premium content.

    So if I had to pick just one…roast chicken.

    Ps. CI also has a make and freeze version of Mac n cheese that is pretty good.

    — Debbie “…I left him….CHEESE!” Jeffery

  730. shannon says:

    i’m just looking for recipes with ingredients that i might actually have..or at least KNOW what they are..

  731. Karen S. says:

    I would love to see some great cookie recipes especially if they are in the ginger or molasses catagory. The Holidays are fast approaching. You’re the best Mel!

  732. Andria Warner says:

    I hope to find a really good homemade chicken stew/soup recipe. (comfort food)

  733. Emily Sullivan says:

    My husband’s a Texas man, and I would love to surprise him with some killer chicken-n-dumplings!

  734. Candace says:

    I am always looking out for more vegetable recipes, possibly ones I can stretch into a full meal!

  735. Lauren Green says:

    I would love to have some chicken marinade and rub recipes. I gave my husband a grill for his birthday so we BBQ a lot now. Our current chicken marinade and rub ideas are getting old 🙂

  736. Heidi says:

    I want a genuine red enchilada sauce. I can’t seem to find one that compares to my favorite Mexican restaurant.

  737. Pam McCain says:

    I don’t have any one recipe I want to find. Main dish, desserts, or maybe just something I’ve never tried before !

  738. Dorothy Anne says:

    I’m really really hoping for some canning information as I am determined to “put up” this season and carry on the Pantry Tradition of my Grandmother Dorothy, for my son!

  739. Tara says:

    Let’s see. I would have to say that I used to have an AMAZING pot roast recipe from Cooks Illustrated, but I only had it copied down on a piece of paper, and I lost it. So I’d like to see that in there!

  740. Jenny says:

    I hope I’ll find a new meatless meal for my family to LOVE! I’m always looking…

  741. elise says:

    i need a good baked (not fried) eggplant parmesan recipe. something a little healthy, and a lot tasty 🙂 i’ve seen a test kitchen cookbook before and liked it, but i’d love to see this one too!

  742. Holly says:

    I’ve never read Cook’s Illustrated, but my family subsists mostly on your recipes, so it sounds like it’s a resource I need! I have been looking for a really good pumpkin bread recipe for this wonderful time of year. Thanks!

  743. Sherry says:

    YUM YUM YUM YUM YUM! I would love new pasta ideas. Maybe a great lasagna.

  744. Luci H says:

    Thanks for all the good recipes! Right now I am obsessed with the recent chicken enchiladas you posted. Amazing!

  745. Hoang says:

    Nothing beats a good pumpkin pie!!

  746. charlotte says:

    pumpkin pie, not too spicy not too sweet

  747. Dan says:

    it would be nice to try a new recipe for chocolate chip cookie or cookies with chipped chocolate…mmmm

  748. Shawna says:

    Anything with browned butter!!!

  749. Suzanne says:

    I want to try the mac n cheese. I have always had the grainy problem as well. Any cookbook you reccomend is going on my wishlist!

  750. Lisa says:

    I’m looking for the a lemon cupcake recipe.

  751. Em Rohrer says:

    I would love the perfect pot roast recipe. I’ve tried dozens and haven’t been sold on any of them!

  752. Beth says:

    I’d love to try their hummus recipe. I haven’t found one to rival Trader Joe’s, but I really want to!!

  753. Komei says:

    Love the book! Like to see more fancy party food….

  754. Stephanie says:

    I’d love more vegetarian recipes (soups, salads, entrees, etc.) or some yummy quick skillet recipes. I love the New Best Recipe book, but would love some creative takes on the classics in that book. And yes, the mac & cheese recipe really is the best I’ve found, too!

  755. Perry Corn says:

    are you kidding, there’s a section called Cookies and Bars Galore!!
    Angie claims to love me, but she knows that I will eat myself six feet under in that section alone!!
    let me find a healthy alternative to the blueberry muffins (america’s test kitchen recipe….) with white chocolate and macadamia on the counter now!!

  756. Deb Harris says:

    I just discovered this blog thanks to Cooks Country FB page. I can tell I’m going to love it. I have many test kitchen magazines & use several of their recipes. I make a good Boston Cream Pie, my family loves it but the chocolate on top is just not there yet. With their Boston background I’m sure they can perfect it. I hope it’s in their. Thanks for the chance to win. So exciting!

  757. Tammy says:

    I’ve been looking for the perfect apple crisp recipe.

  758. Kristi Higginson says:

    I would love to try a new peach cobbler recipe that knocks my socks off. I am looking for one that would complete me as a food lover.

  759. Karen Gervais says:

    Looking for a great Sunday Gravy recipe. Would love to win the cookbook and add it to my collection.

  760. Ilana says:

    I can’t get enough of the flaky pie dough with vodka! It’s my go-to recipe and I’ve spilled so many ingredients all over the page of the magazine I can hardly read it anymore! Definitely would love to see that in there.

  761. sarah says:

    Ooh! Yes Please! And as I am a chocolate addict, I’m looking for any recipes involving it.

  762. Shannon N. says:

    I love Cook’s Illustrated. I’d love to see their take on different types of homemade pizza. I guess we’ll see when I get it! =)

  763. Judy McCormick says:

    This would be treasured in my household also!

  764. Alishia says:

    I would LOVE to find a Chicken Noodle & Dumpling soup recipe like the one my sweet Granny used to make 🙂

  765. Carol LaBella says:

    Mel, I would love this cookbook. Over the years I have recorded America’s Test Kitchen shows on VHS and used to watch them to review recipes. Now my machine has died and I can’t find where they sell them anymore. They did a great Thanksgiving turkey in brine using salt pork that I would love to try this year. It’s truly my favorite cooking show. Being retired, I can’t afford to buy this book…maybe should put it on my Christmas list.

  766. Tristan says:

    Fish tacos, that’s what I hope will be in there!

  767. Lisa Fabrizio says:

    Love Cook’s Illustrated. I use their recipes more than any other.

  768. Amy S says:

    I’ve been looking for a great carrot cake recipe!

  769. Kelly says:

    Here in Minnesota, it’s finally getting colder and that means soup time! My boys would love to try making French Onion soup and I would love a recipe for baked potato soup. No skimping on calories here!

  770. Jenny says:

    I need need need a recipe for Mexican queso dip and enchiladas!

  771. Christine Stitt says:

    I would love to see a gread recipe for cabbage rolls. I’ve never found one as good as my Mom’s.

  772. Cookies4kids says:

    I am looking for a really good baked in the oven donut recipe. This book looks awesome and thanks for the chance to win it.

  773. Judith Jenkins says:

    I have both the other ATK recipe books and I love them. The recipes are great!!!

  774. Angela says:

    I would love to find a chicken noodle soup recipe that’s so good you eat it even when you’re not sick.

  775. Camille says:

    Still searching for a perfect sponge cake recipe to replicate the one my grandma made years ago! Is it in there? Hope I win! 🙂

  776. Kim says:

    I love Cook’s Illustrated and I love your blog! I have used your blog as my main dinner resource for the past few years, I just never leave comments. Thank you for all the great recipes. I know if it comes from your blog it will always be good.

  777. Carol Lott says:

    I would love to see a recipe for fresh tomato soup. I know there has to be something that is much better than the canned stuff.

  778. Jenn says:

    I miss the mint juleps from disneyland. They bring back such good memories! I hope to find a solid non-alocholic recipe for one

  779. Elizabeth says:

    Summer salads– some of the best dishes of the year!

  780. charis says:

    i would love a good meatball recipe. i love meatballs, but am never 100 percent happy with the way the ones i’ve made in the past.

  781. Sheilah Lowe says:

    I would love to see Cook’s take on swedish meatballs as well as beef stroganoff.

  782. Dawn says:

    Oh I hope I win this Cooks Illustrated cookbook, I’m running out of ideas and recipes to add excitement to boneless chicken breasts!!!!

  783. Salina Cook says:

    I would love to have more quick dinner ideas, using chicken, fish, beef.

  784. Krissy says:

    Beef Stroganoff Please!! And I would love some veggie sides that will help my family’s hearts and taste buds turn on to vegetables…. Thanks!!

  785. Lisa Brown says:

    For me, it’s the perfect Potato Soup. The rich and creamy, stick to your ribs kind of soup. Because let’s face it folks, chunks of spud floating in hot milk does not do it for me. ATK is like gospel to me.

  786. Melissa says:

    I’m searching for a recipe for the perfect apple crisp (or apple pie). Keeping my fingers crossed!

  787. Jaimee says:

    I love your blog Mel. This last week I made your chicken and wild rice soup- amazing. And I made your zucchini bread-amazing! I would love to find a recipe for a good enchilada sauce. One that is- amazing! And not out of a can… Thanks!

  788. Lindsey says:

    Honestly I just like the idea of having all the “best” recipes at my fingertips…can’t pick just one thing I’m searching for…just trying to eat more at home and feed my family healthier foods 🙂 …love your site, thanks for all the help!

  789. Elaine Mundy Pry says:

    I love your website. Would also like to see a great meatloaf recipe. I would also like to have some really good lighter soup, chowder, and stew recipes. Easy, light casseroles and super tasty things that can be made ahead for the hectic week.

  790. Susan says:

    A fabulous meatloaf would be wonderful.. I love love love Cook’s Illustrated….

  791. Paul Cotter says:

    I’d love to see a good version of French Canadian Meat pie.

  792. L. Judd says:

    Many moons ago… back in the late 90s, they had a recipe for the best iced tea – and it was! I kept that issue religiously close at hand UNTIL I had a house fire. That issue of Cook’s was one of many of my losses that day and I have yet to find that recipe online.

  793. nancee richardson says:

    I love Cooks Illustrated and keep each copy that I receive since I can use it as an on going tool in the Kitchen time after time.
    I would love to see recipes specifically for TWO or Crock Pot recipes with stews and soups.

  794. Myron Freeman says:

    I personally want a good beef vegetable soup recipe, or one for a cake involving berries.

  795. Evangelline says:

    I’ve been looking for a classic Chicago deep dish pizza recipe. Most of the recipes have been modified and it is difficult to find one that will truly give the taste of a Chicago deep dish pizza.

  796. Michelle says:

    I would love to find a moist bread recipe. I bought a bread machine this year and the bread comes out really dry. Would like to try again to make some from scratch. 🙂

  797. Shawna Steffen says:

    I would love to see a recipe for great, tender roast beef.

  798. Melanie Lyons says:

    I would like to see a recipe for tiramasu.

  799. Jennifer says:

    I would love to see a stellar pad thai recipe!

  800. Brian Brenner says:

    My wife and I love the recipes and would love the book too!

  801. Alicia says:

    Gosh, I love all of their recipes. I want a fabulous French Onion soup. One that doesn’t have all kinds of extra spices floating around in it. I want broth and onions with a huge chunk of bread and an even bigger coating of cheese.

  802. Connie says:

    I love CI and have given many subscriptions for presents. I am hoping for lots of new soup recipes and a sugar cookie like my grandmothers. These cookies were crispy edged but soft centers, almost like a little tea cake.

  803. Jessica says:

    I already know they have the BEST banana bread recipe and BEST brownie recipe, assuming the CI cookbook and The Best Recipe cookbook are of the same source. I love Cooks Illustrated!

  804. Maggie says:

    CI is the only magazine I read !! Can’t wait to see some curry and more spicy stuff…love the soups. Also looking forward to some great bread recipes 🙂

  805. Kim Lund says:

    I really love Cooks illustrated, I watch it all the time when I can find it on TV. I would like to see a recipe for chicken marsala.

  806. Kimberly Christiansen says:

    I love to find some great soup recipes. With Fall and Winter coming I love to have a hot bowl of delicious soup with some homemade bread. Mmmm I’m getting hungry just thinking about it. I have always wanted to try them, I want to get away from the canned soups. 🙂

  807. Karen T says:

    I’m always looking for great vegetarian recipes. Especially ones using great beans and fresh veggies. Mainly I’m looking for a great vegetable torte recipe to use up all those ready to rot vegetables from the CSA every week.

  808. Laura says:

    Pot Roast! Simple dish, but I have yet to find a recipe that doesn’t end up grey and stringy….

  809. Mary Huskey says:

    Had too-much-work-and-very-boring-results gnocchi for dinner last night and would love to see a streamlined recipe that doesn’t dirty up so many pots and pans (maybe make a day ahead) and doesn’t require a ricer for the potatoes. Love CI and love cookbooks!

  810. John says:

    I am 28years old and i am just now starting to cook. just last week i made my first beef roast. I need a good cooking book that i can use as a guide and learn from.

    Thank you

  811. Dana says:

    They have SOOO many good recipes! How do I choose just one? I would like to find a good french onion soup recipe, though. I hear they have one!

  812. Kathy says:

    I’ve been searching forever for a good pizza dough recipe. I’ve tried many but none have made me stop looking.

  813. Carly Olsen says:

    I hope it has a homemade tomato soup recipe. I love homemade tomato soup but I am always looking for another recipe to try!

  814. Stephanie DeVault says:

    I live in Alaska, so I’m always looking for good recipes with salmon and halibut, and could desperately use some new ones!

  815. Tomi says:

    Thanks for sharing the mac & cheese receipe I have been on a search for a good one and this certainly fits the bill! Currently I have been looking for some awesome stuffed (chicken, tenderloin, pork) recipes which I am sure I would find in this cookbook!! Thanks for the give away opportunity!!

  816. Janelle Belka says:

    I would love a recipe for the perfect chocolate cake recipe. I love dessert!

  817. Kelly says:

    I have never had a CI cookbook but would love to own one! I am always looking for new dinner ideas for my family. Would also love to find a really good beef stew or beef barley soup recipe!! Can’t wait to try the mac-n-cheese recipe you posted!!

  818. Andrea Gregory says:

    I’m looking for a good chicken primevera recipe! And, I LOVE Cook’s Illustrated! Every one of their recipe’s I’ve tried our family loves!

  819. Julie says:

    I have to admit that I come to this website when I want a tried and true good recipe! However, still searching for the worlds best potato soup!

  820. Julia says:

    I would love to find a recipe for the perfect lemon meringue pie. It is my absolute favorite.

  821. Erika says:

    I’d LOVE this cookbook! I used to get their magazines but had to cut back. I’d love to see some REALLY good crock pot recipes. Most taste awful.

  822. Kathy says:

    You’ve published the recipe I’ve been looking for, Mel – mac and cheese! Can’t wait to try this version! Thanks!

  823. Jennifer says:

    I love Cooks Illustrated! I would like to see a recipe for a great rump roast.

  824. Rachel B. says:

    I hate all my cook books, except the Betty Crocker one and occasionally the hoity-toity Joy of Cooking will come in handy. I could use one good book I can always turn to. First recipe to come to mind is cornbread. I can never get any recipe to come out right with WW flour. ALWAYS crumbles to bits.

  825. Kathy says:

    It would be wonderful if I could find some egg recipes! We are now buying fresh eggs from a neighbor, and as affordable as they are, I would love to do more with them! Keep up the good work!

  826. Beth says:

    If it is humanly possible, I would like to find ANY recipe that all 3 of my children, in additon to my husband, will eat and ENJOY! This has never happened in the past 6 years….honest to God!

  827. Cassidy says:

    I would love a good broccoli cheese soup recipe!

  828. Ivette says:

    I hope to see a lot of mexican food recipes

  829. Nancy says:

    I would love to find a recipe for Cream of Carrot soup! Love your website!

  830. Jeanie says:

    I need two things in my cooking life… a good sugar dough recipe (I had one once but I lost it and haven’t found one good enough to replace it in my heart with!) and this strange white frosting that my grandmother would make. She would put it on chocolate cake and made this for me every year on my birthday…. I miss that cake!

  831. Lucy says:

    I would love a delicious vegetarian chili recipe. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  832. Jackie Gonzales says:

    There is a 4 cheese macaroni and cheese recipe that is to DIE for…but I can’t ever get it right. Hopefully it’ll have one? Or even the one that’s posted today will be close!!!

  833. Emily says:

    I love your recipes! I’ve learned to branch out more in my cooking thanks to you. I’d love to find a recipe for *perfect* pizza dough.

  834. Narelle says:

    I’d love to just see lots of quick meal ideas with pretty pictures 😉

  835. Cheri says:

    I would love a good homemade bread recipe! (without having to use a stand mixer or bread machine):-)

  836. Emily says:

    Oh. Man. This cookbook looks like it is amazing. I really hope there’s a good red velvet cake recipe in there.

  837. Kathy says:

    I would love some soup recipes that freeze well.

  838. Rachel says:

    I’d love the whole thing! I’d love to see what they have in the way of breakfasts. I can never have too many breakfast ideas for my kids.

  839. Jessica M says:

    I still want to find the perfect chicken noodle soup recipe! You always need that in the Fall. So comforting!

  840. Dwight Blood says:

    clam chowder. Their recipe can’t possibly be better than yours, but curious to see.

  841. Chi Chi says:

    I would love to find the perfect recipe for Pecan Tarts. My aunt passed away about 11 years ago and none that I have tasted, tast like hers.

  842. Katie M says:

    I’m so excited for this giveaway! I love me a good cookbook! I am into ‘Soup season’ right now and hope they have a good variety of soups to enjoy!

  843. Leslie M.P. says:

    Soup and bread recipes…great for fall cooking. Thanks for this great giveaway!

  844. Laura Donvito says:

    The best tikka masala recipe, I can’t find one like you get in restaurants!

  845. Susan says:

    Vegetable soup!

  846. Samantha S says:

    The recipe I hope to see is one for the perfect chicken wings!

  847. Britt-Marie says:

    A new curry recipe! We have curry like once a week now. It would be nice to have a few to rotate through.

  848. Sarah S says:

    I love Cook’s Illustrated and that cookbook sounds amazing!

  849. Sarah Schulz says:

    I hope to find the perfect beef roast recipe! A standby to stand by!

  850. Emily M. says:

    What a great giveaway! I would love to win.

  851. Amber says:

    I need a honey glazed chicken recipe!

  852. Hannah says:

    I would love to have a great cookbook to turn to for making just about anything.

  853. Jenn says:

    Pizza dough. I haven’t found a good one yet (oops, do you have one on here?). Fool proof, take out tasting–that’s what I’m looking for.

  854. Orghlaith says:

    I am hoping to find a perfect bean soup recipe.
    And everything else everyone else mentioned (grin).

  855. Piper says:

    I need a perfect chili recipe!

  856. Melanie says:

    I would love a fabulous brownie recipe!

  857. Addie says:

    The perfect roast recipe. I want to learn how to cook a special Sunday main dish! Thanks for the great recipes!

  858. Colleen says:

    I would like the perfect navy bean and ham soup recipe.