About Cook's Illustrated

Cook's Illustrated

Launched in 1980, Cook's Illustrated is a cooking magazine from the same folks behind America's Test Kitchen. Dedicated to finding the best methods for preparing foolproof home-cooked meals, the publication has three dozen full-time test cooks whose 9 to 5 job (well maybe 7 to 6 on baking days) is testing and retesting recipes 20, 30, sometimes 50 times. The editors also offer ratings and reviews of cookware, kitchen equipment, supermarket ingredients, and kitchen staples.

Banana Bread Recipe

Banana Bread Recipe

A superlative version of the classic American quick bread that everyone loves.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 66
German Chocolate Cake

German Chocolate Cake Recipe

Dark chocolate cake smothered with gooey caramel and coconut and pecan stuff and stacked high. Don’t mind if we do.

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  • 1 H
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 28
Fastest Cinnamon Buns Recipe

Fastest Cinnamon Buns

Soft, warm sweet buns are riddled with cinnamon and drizzled with luscious cream cheese-buttermilk glaze for extra enjoyment at breakfast.

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  • 40 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 3
Steak Tacos Recipe

Steak Tacos

For these steak tacos, flank steak is marinated in a spicy sauce then seared medium-rare. The steak and garnishes are piled on tortillas to make tacos.

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  • 40 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 2
Warm Cabbage Salad with Crispy Tofu Recipe

Warm Cabbage Salad with Crispy Tofu

Napa cabbage, carrots, peanuts, scallions, and herbs are tossed with seared tofu and drizzled with an Asian garlic-chile sauce. A tofu lover’s salad.

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  • 45 M
  • 45 M
  • 1
Lemon Souffle

Lemon Soufflé

Forget souffle dishes. This recipe for lemon souffle is made in a nonstick skillet. Serve the lemon souffle right from the pan at the table. Simple.

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  • 20 M
  • 30 M
  • 4
Beef Braised in Barolo Recipe

Beef Braised in Barolo

Cold outside? Try slowly braising boneless beef chuck and pancetta in a heady mix of Barolo wine, garlic, tomatoes, thyme, and rosemary.

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  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 5 H, 10 M
  • 4
Paella Recipe

Paella

Paella, the classic Spanish dish, is given the full treatment here. You don’t need a paella pan to make this paella recipe, either. A Dutch oven will do.

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  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 11
Barbecued Baby Back Ribs

Barbecued Baby Back Ribs

The recipe for these barbecued baby back ribs calls for the ribs to first be brined, then massaged with a spice rub, and slowly barbecued.

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  • 45 M
  • 5 H, 45 M
  • 0
Lemon Bars

Lemon Bars

Tart, sweet, and tangy, these lemon bars have a cookie crust and light dusting of powder sugar for a perfect balance of flavors.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 8