Giveaway: The Best of America’s Test Kitchen 2011


This book is so lovely!  More than just a cookbook, it’s filled with details & descriptions of how to cook and why, scientifically, things are done the way they are done.  So many yummy recipes as well!  Take a look…



Yes, please, I’ll have three of each. You know we love America’s Test Kitchen – Jacinda even got to tour their kitchen earlier this year. This cookbook would make a great man gift or addition to your library. We love the details (and drawings) the most:

Check the book out here: The Best of America’s Test Kitchen 2011.

So to enter this giveaway, tell us what the best thing is that you cook. I’m famous for my clay pot garlic chicken, but secretly I love plain old green enchiladas with everything from a can, yum.

Leave your comment between now and midnight next Tuesday, December 14th. Tweet, stumble, or facebook the giveaway and leave us another comment letting us know each time for an additional entry. Come back every day for new entries. We will select a winner via random.org and announce next week here on PB.

Happy Cooking!

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235 Comments

Olivia

My girls love our homemade tacos! And with no help from a packet, it's probably one of my most impressive made-from-scratch meals! πŸ™‚

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Kristan Anne

The most requested of my dishes is a family recipe for pasta with sausage and a creamy tomato sauce. I don't know what it's called because I don't speak Italian. πŸ™‚

I know you're not supposed to judge a book by it's cover, but….yum!

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Jess

i make a pork roast that is so good you'll swear your in cuba! i always make pressed pork sandwiches with the leftovers… and its. a. maz. ing.

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Samantha

my favorite thing to cook is anything of my Grandmas, she handed down all her recipes to me and i scrapbooked them into a cookbook. i am the only one that knows the recipes that she filed "in her head" so whenever i make her chili, or her casseroles or anything, it makes me think of her.

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Bailey

Jam. For my daughters first birthday, I made strawberry, peach, berry cherry, blueberry cherry, blueberry lime, chocolate raspberry, chocolate covered cherry, banana nut, carrot cake and mango pineapple. This year for christmas I made spiced pear, and carmel apple jam.

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jenna

I love making soups in the winter! I have a split pea soup in the crock pot right now & my house smells delicious! I also make a mean taco soup!

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anne

People always tell me they love my meatloaf. I know it has a bad rap, but mine is so yummy and great soul food as well!

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amomwithalessonplan.com

I cook, only because I have to, and always follow a recipe. So I'll tell you my favorite Hubby recipes. Turkey burger smothered with homemade sweet and spicy coleslaw, drenched in homemade spicy garlic sauce! OH BOY, I am a lucky (and full) girl!

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Rose062684

I make great BLTs with arugula and sun dried tomatoes.

Also, grilled veggie salads – roasted peppers, corn, zucchini, squash, asparagus over mixed greens and avocado with sun dried tomatoes.

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Rachel Pond

I love the test kitchen books! My favorite thing to make and eat is my prosciutto and peas pasta. Yum!

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MoveYourAsana

the best thing I have made in recent weeks is Coq au Vin and chocolate cream pie…both from issues of Cook's Illustated. I think all the recipes that organization puts out are no fail and amazing. please pick me!!!

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Kathryn

My husband would say my various thrown together pasta dishes are the best. I also make some darn good rustic breads. πŸ˜‰

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Nancy

Hubby makes a mean spaghetti sauce with enough garlic to stop a Twilight movie… He finally taught me how to do it…We are having it for dinner tonight…yummy…. I love America's Test Kitchen.. I tape it and watch it all the top…

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Nancy

ok..sorry..was watching son and probably future daughter-in-law setting up the tree… and meant to say..

I tape it and watch it all the TIME…

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Heather Louise

I am very good at cakes. All kinds. I made 28 different cakes for my own wedding. One on each table. It ended up being an amazing wedding, but I never want to do that again!

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Erica

My best recipe are Chewy Ginger Bars. They taste like a bit of chewy gingerbread heaven and always get requests for the recipe. Mmmm, must make again.

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peachfish

I just made a new 'best thing' for the first time this weekend – Chicken and Dumplings from an old issue of Cook's Illustrated. Dutch oven comfort food is tough to beat!

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no4daughter

My best recipe is Steak Gorgonzola Pasta. I know it's good because 2 out of 3 daughters requested that I make this the past two years for their birthday dinners.

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ruch_2

Hmmm, my most famous recipe is Turkey Stuffed Jalopeno poppers. Would love to try out some new recipes for Christmas dinner! Yummy!

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Ashley L

I make an awesome meatloaf! It seems so boring, but this recipe was my mom's and the sauce is FABULOUS! Love America's Test Kitchen and this cookbook looks amazing.

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Amanda

I am one of those lucky gals who's husband cooks for her. =) And everything he makes is delish! We love America's test kitchen too! As for me, I am a baker, and everyone is addicted to my chocolate chip cookies. =)

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shelly

I'm not "famous" for anything, but I can follow a recipe and we have quite a few favorites around here, like Rachael Ray's Red Wing Burgers (buffalo wing-style turkey burgers). I love ATK, though, and would love this cookbook!

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ErikaKay

I am always known for bringing the sweet dish to the table, and this year I am making pumpkin bread pudding (via Bobby Flay that I fell in love with from when Pioneer Woman Cooks challenged him to a throw-down!)

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Joanna

Does it have to be cooking because I lean more towards the baking side. I have to say I make an awesome chocolate cake

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Safira

I am famous for a chocolate cake with ganache frosting. It's amazing (I don't even like normal cake because it's always so awful).

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lotsakids

I cook a lot, but I'm probably most known outside the home for my pecan pie muffins, and inside the home for my prosciutto cream pasta!

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whileyouwerenapping

mm I'm preggo so I think everything I make taste yumm but I think my family would say Red Bell Pepper Risotto from The Pioneer Woman (amazing!!! *must be said in a sing song voice lol)..I think even my 14 month old would say this because she makes yummy noises as she eats it! she doesn't even know to make yummy noises to make me feel good about my cooking! lol

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Unknown

My husband swears by my Chicken stroganoff but I bet if my daughter could talk she would tell you its my grilled cheese πŸ™‚

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Leah

Either my homemade spaghetti and meatballs (using my Dad's recipe) or Sweet Potato Gratin. My husband actually asks for the sweet potatoes for his birthday instead of cake!

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Callie

I'm not sure! My family seems to like everything, but I am horrible about making the same thing twice. I look for new recipes every week… exhausting. So I just started my own cookbook with all the recipes I love in hopes that I will make something twice!

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sarah

anything baked. chocolate bundt cake, chocolate cheesecake brownies, oatmeal cherry chocolate chunk cookies (which is actually an atk recipe, now that i think about it). so anything baked…with chocolate.

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jennieo1024

I make an awesome split pea soup. I know, I know….weird. Who likes split pea soup? But it's SO SO good. Even the kids(and they're little) will eat it. Magic, I tell ya.

Oh, and it's even vegetarian, so no ham hock.

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DiOr

Ask Jacinda if Julia from the PBS series is as snarky as she sometimes comes off. You should subscribe to Cook's Country, it's the best cooking magazine I've found.

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TheFoleyFive

tuscana soup…yes, an olive garden copy, but mine is seriously better (bragging? you betcha!)and i'm an america's test kitchen groupie!! so this is the perfect give away for me!!!

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Amanda

Homemade scones are my favorite and favored baked goods…they only take an hour total, taste rich and comforting, and look so impressive, but are deceptively simple.

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Jan

One of my family favorites is my Lettuce Wraps. I found a receipt in a magazine while waiting at a doctors office. Jotted it down and customized it. If i do say so my self it is better then our favorite restraints Lettuce wraps.

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Valerie

The best thing I make is chicken and dumplings. I try to make fancier dishes, and they just don't always turn out right. Chicken and dumplings never fail me, as it turns out, I am a midwest comfort food kind of girl.

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Erfs

My specialty is borek which is Turkish but I tried the ATK spanakopita recipe (which is the same thing only Greek!) and now that's my specialty! My Turkish father does not approve πŸ˜‰

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Krista

My most famous recipe is a pizza ring – it gets RAVES every time, and it's really portable! πŸ™‚ Must be accompanied by dipping sauce, of course… πŸ˜‰

Thanks for hosting such an AWESOME giveaway!!! I LOVE America's Test Kitchen!!! πŸ™‚

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jbmonco

The best thing I cook is Chile Rellenos from Diana Kennedy's The Art of Mexican Cooking. But this is a demanding recipe so I don't cook it often. The best thing I cook often is the Crock Pot Bolognese sauce from Cook's County, a magazine by the same team as America's Test Kitchen. ATK is a great show for Cooks and Geeks, Geeky Cooks!

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Stacy

love the book! great photos! i don't think i have a specialty… we do a lot of pasta after work since it's so quick!

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cuddlejunkie

I can't choose a favorite. But I know one of my husband's favorites is a chicken 'parmasan' I do. its not really. Simply cut up chicken thighs, tomatos sauce, mushrooms, because well I can getmy husband to eat anything with mushrooms, and cheese.

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Nichole

This is a cookbook that should be on everyone's shelf! I shared this great giveaway on my Facebook Page. Thanks Prudent Baby!

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Chuck

Every year the kids can't wait for the holidays when I bake Pumpkin Cheesecake. But throughout the year I suppose the family's favorite is my impromptu crockpot soups. I just LOVE finding different combinations (mostly leftovers) and simmer up some really yummy soups. (ATK is by far my favorite of all cooking shows out there! I'm hooked on their cookbooks too!!)

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HappyCamper

I love ATC – you can always get great feedback on foods, gadgets and also the BEST – already tested for you recipes! I made those peanut butter cookies in the Family Cookbook where you have to grind up a cup of lightly salted peanuts-I was told they were the best ones he ever tasted in his entire life….have to make more for Christmas! LOL

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Danielle

The best thing I cook is a vegetarian lasagna with roasted eggplant, butternut squash, tomatoes, and basil {all from our garden,} ricotta, mozzarella, and feta cheeses, and homemade marinara and pesto sauces. Soooo yummy.

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Ann

I make a great turkey chili, Italian sauce with meatballs and sausage, fire-roasted tomato soup. For desserts, ATK blueberry scones and apple pie!

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Jenny

I love all of my ATK cookbooks! My best dish is probably my macaroni and cheese, although I just made a zucchini lasagna that was amazing!

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Mamma Cluck

I make an amazing chicken curry that my whole family loves. We are always looking for good Naan recipes and a side dish to complement it. My husband and I love watching this show on PBS. It is really wonderful to have a partner that will lay around on a lazy Sunday and read recipes with you!

What a wonderful give-away! TY!

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Sam

I am a total cookbook junkie. I don't know if I'm famous for any one item. However, I have been dubbed a "culinary homewrecker" by neighbors because I can cook (well). My husband thinks this is one of the greatest titles I could carry.

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RudeGirl

It wouldn't be fair to say that I'm famous for making chicken soup since it's my grandmother's recipe, but it is one heck of a chicken soup!!! I love, love, love America's Test Kitchen. Thank you so much for this giveaway.

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Bree

Chicken Parmesan with a Mushroom Marsala Sauce, Armenian Rice Pilaf & Salad w/ homemade dressing (to put on top of the rice)

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Linda

Pie – I am the only member of the extended family who makes pie (crust and filling from recipes). That is my understood assignment for Christmas dinner.

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vickigraff

I'm hungry just looking at this cookbook! And I just finished dinner…

I make pretty bitchin' banana bread. Best part: it is different every time, depending on what spices are around and what mix-ins I feel like. Last time I made it with whole wheat flour, tea masala, and raisins…so good. I'm happy to share the recipe if you want it.

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Emily

Brownies are my best. I make them for friends who need a pick-me-up, for birthdays, for arrivals of new babies, for comfort in sad times. They are decadent in a way that is so helpful – as only chocolate can be.

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Jaimie

Book looks beautiful. I cook a lot of great things, but my roast turkey at Thanksgiving is by far the best. NEVER dry! : )

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Owlish

I think I'm probably famous for my cornbread. It's my favorite and my my mom always asks me to make it. I only have a few things I can cook though I'm really gearing up to change that this week when I put my name down to cook for my household not once, but twice! this week O_O

Come to think of it I'm famous for my sugar cookies. Everybody loves them and I've had several people ask me for the recipe.

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Tina

if by famous, you mean my kids & husband eat every bit, ask for seconds & request leftovers the next day, then i'd say sauce & meatballs.

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Amanda

My husband adores all things cheese…so his favorite dinner is my chicken and stuffing casserole, with a layer of provolone cheese melted into the center….mmMmmM!

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Julie

my family would say my spaghetti sauce is the best, but of course it is my mother's recipe and i would say that i can never get it as good as she always does!

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Misty Sedehi

One of my cooking secrets is allrecipes.com. I scan the site for the highest and most rated recipes, then read the comments to see what worked best for other cooks. I found the best ever chocolate chip cookie recipe, every time I make it I get rave reviews!

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Jacqueline

I'm best known for my homemade bread. Haven't bought a loaf in five years!
I must say I have the 2006 version of this book. Picked it up at a library sale for $6… best six dollars I ever spent… loved all the science behind the recipes. What a great give-away!

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Jan

someone mentioned allrecipes.com and I also love this site. I just made Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken and it was delish… Put it over rice and veggies. Yum Yum if I do say so myself.

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Amanda

Let's see…my crockpot vegetable beef soup is HEAVEN on a cold windy day…thick and filling and piping hot. Served with corn muffins…MMmm, making some right now!

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Corynne

My best has to be my "Good as Gold" Oatmeal Cookies. They are highly sought after this time of year and could easily be used as currency. Buttery and crisp on the outside, chewy and sweet on the inside. My best dinner would be my Trifecta meatloaf made with pork, ground chuck and veal.

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Joanne

Everyone's favorite request is my giant triple chocolate chip cookies. If you ask me though, I'd pick the Italian Cream Cupcakes (w/ Hazelnuts instead of Pecans) topped with candied hazelnuts and toasted coconut… Mmmmmm

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PhilClaud

tough question, cos it depends on who you ask… the kids & husband would say it's my buttermilk pancakes, i choose my Chocolate Cherry Torte. both ATK recipes! πŸ™‚

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Kathryn

I'm a baker, but getting more into cooking. Best known for a few baked goods – chocolate chip oatmeal cookies, chocolate chip scones and marshmallows around the holidays. I love America's Test Kitchen!!!!

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Amanda

My super easy, ultra cheesy (and surprisingly good for you, but don't tell my husband) spinach and cheese calzones! Food coma, anyone? πŸ™‚

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Amanda

Perfect recipe for today, St Lucia Feast Day. St Lucy Saffron Buns…yummy, pretty, and so festive! I can't wait until my little girl is older so she can help me make these. She's still working on her fine motor skills at the moment. Lol!

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Sierra Kringen

We LOVE panini's!! Everyone loves them in our house. We put out a spread of Italian bread, tortilla wraps, whole grain bread as the base. Sauces: Mayo, Miracle Whip, Mustard, Butter. Meats: Ham, Turkey, Roast Beef. Cheeses: Provolone, Swiss, Cheddar. Extras: Lettuce, Pickles, Onion, Sprouts, Salt and Pepper. Everyone assembles theirs just the way they like it and then we lightly rub EVOO on the outside and pop er' in the Panini grill. Delicious!! πŸ™‚

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doddroad

I have lots of requests for the recipe for my Eggplant Parmesan. Wish I had a recipe to give! It's usually just thrown together and rarely tastes the same.

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Amanda

I love to make banana bread, with white chocolate chips and chopped pecans. So yummy on a chilly morning, toasted with butter. *sigh*

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Jan

My daughter asked me the other day how do you make your Chili? My response was I'm not sure, I don't have a recipe. I started throwing out ingredient ideas and said that sounds good doesn't it? That is what I love about cooking, it is always a surprise!

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Disco Lemonade

My sweet potatoes at thanksgiving and christmas… I rarely make them because no one in my house eats them, but my in-laws and extended family begs for them every year!

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Kathleen

I LOVE America's Test Kitchen recipes – one of my favorite PBS shows! Sharing this with a lucky/fortunate/blessed fan of your is a wonderful thing. Everyone needs a really good cookbook.

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Kara

I'm known for my desserts – especially cookies! Whenever we're involved in a potluck, people always double check to make sure I'm bringing something sweet!

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ChristinaLynn

My personal favorite is eggplant parmesan (not made frequently due to workload and calorie load), my husband loves my can of coke pot roast, and my inlaws can't get enough of my Christmas cookies this year!

LOVE cooking and LOVE America's Test Kitchen! Thanks for the opportunity to win this fantastic giveaway!!!

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