Category Archives: Cook’s Illustrated magazine

Cook’s Illustrated: Chicken Parmesan

Oh hell yes this was good. What did Cook’s Illustrated want?  “A juicy cutlet that kept its crunch.”  When did they want it?  ”Twenty years ago would have been nice but now works.” As with many popular dishes there are many bad … Continue reading

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Hearty Spanish-Style Lentil and Chorizo Soup

What is it with the Spanish food lately?  Must be the weather. Because it’s officially cold outside.  Here in Chicago we’ve had some freakishly mild weather and a disconcerting lack of snow.  Until this past week when we got those … Continue reading

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Cook’s Illustrated: Glazed Maple-Pecan Oatmeal Scones

Readers, I have to disabuse of something right now: living at my house is not like an endless and much less disturbing visit to the Wonka factory. Yes, wonderful things are made regularly BUT, more often than not, they are … Continue reading

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Make this Now: Butternut Squash Galette with Gruyere

Be warned: this is a project. It probably took me three hours start to finish but it was so worth it. If you’ve ever wanted to eat pie for dinner but just could not come up with a way to justify it, … Continue reading

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Chicken Fajitas

This has been a favorite of ours for a long time.  The brilliant thing about the recipe is that it understands that chicken breasts are about as exciting as a Steven Raichlen marathon and one needs a pretty creative trick to … Continue reading

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