The Best of America's Test Kitchen 2014: The Year's Best Recipes, Equipment Reviews, and Tastings by America's Test Kitchen Editors

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  • Skillet chicken fajitas

    • jenmacgregor18 on February 13, 2015

      The chicken is so good! Mum requested I make it as whole chicken pieces with sides instead of fajitas.

    • themarybaker on September 05, 2014

      Make this one again!

  • Best butterscotch pudding

    • Analyze on March 25, 2017

      HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! I made it side by side with the older "Butterscotch Pudding" published by the same company in the America's Test Kitchen Family Cookbook, and this one was SO much more flavorful. Because you end up cooking the caramel to a deeper color/flavor, it turns out a better pudding with WAY more intense flavors; it also has more rich ingredients (more butter and cream). The older ATK recipe (while good) is incredibly mild by comparison (kids might like it better). If you do make this amazing recipe, I'll add that we personally preferred it without the rum, though it's good with the rum too.

  • Hearty Spanish-style lentil and chorizo soup

    • Rradishes on October 02, 2016

      The soup is delicious, but highly dependent on ingredients: the flavor will come from sausages and paprika so make sure to use fresh not stale paprika and good chorizo sausage. Vinegar is a very nice touch, adds acidity and cuts through smoky spiciness. Would make again, but only with fresh paprika.

  • Oatmeal muffins

    • Rradishes on October 02, 2016

      Love these muffins, have been making them over and over again. Delicious fresh out of the oven and good for quick breakfast during the week.

  • Shepherd's pie

    • Rradishes on January 22, 2019

      Good comfort food, although mine ended up pretty sloppy. Flavors are pretty mild, but it's not bland.

  • Molasses spice cookies

    • Rradishes on December 11, 2017

      This is a great recipe, less fussy than some of the other ATK cookie recipes. The cooky is soft and chewy, not overly sweet, with nice ginger+cinnamon flavor with hint of molasses. I was worried molasses will be too much (I used original Grandma's brand), but it was just right. Will make again.

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  • ISBN 10 1936493543
  • ISBN 13 9781936493548
  • Published Oct 01 2013
  • Format Hardcover
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher America's Test Kitchen
  • Imprint America's Test Kitchen

Publishers Text

The title of this book says it all: The Best of America's Test Kitchen 2014. Open the pages of this volume and you will be transported into our test kitchen through the words of our test cooks and through photos that illustrate what we consider the most interesting recipes of the year. Out of the nearly 1,000 recipes developed for our magazines (Cook’s Illustrated and Cook’s Country), our cookbooks, and our popular public television shows (America’s Test Kitchen and Cook’s Country from America’s Test Kitchen), the 170+ recipes showcased here are “the best of the best.”

So how did we decide which recipes to include? We looked for simply great recipes that we thought everyone should know (like Guinness Beef Stew and Fluffy Omelets) and those that were unique (like Muffin Tin Cinnamon Donuts and Thin-Crust Whole-Wheat Pizza with Garlic Oil, Three Cheeses, and Basil). You’ll find a range of recipes, from quick weeknight fare (Skillet Penne with Chicken and Broccoli, and Grilled Turkey Burgers) to dishes that are perfect for entertaining (Pepper-Crusted Beef Tenderloin Roast and Best Chocolate Tart). Also included are abundant recipes for baked goods (Pumpkin Bread with Candied Ginger and Brown Irish Soda Bread), regional classics (Iron Range Porketta and Beignets), and old-fashioned comfort foods (Shepherd's Pie and Pressure-Cooker Farmhouse Chicken Soup).

Come share our successes (and learn about some interesting failures) in this book, which is packed with step-by-step photographs, opinionated equipment and ingredient recommendations, and common-sense information that will make you smarter consumer and a better cook.

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