The New Family Cookbook: All-New Edition of the Best-Selling Classic with 1,000 New Recipes by America's Test Kitchen Editors

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    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Appetizers / starters; Cooking ahead; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: frozen spinach; red peppers; sour cream; mayonnaise; parsley; dill; scallions; hot sauce
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    • Ingredients: frozen spinach; sour cream; mayonnaise; parsley; scallions; blue cheese; cooked bacon
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    • Ingredients: frozen spinach; sour cream; mayonnaise; parsley; scallions; fresh oregano; feta cheese; lemons
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    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Appetizers / starters; Cooking ahead; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: frozen spinach; sour cream; mayonnaise; parsley; scallions; cilantro; canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce; ground cumin; limes
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    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Appetizers / starters; Cooking ahead; French; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: onions; ground cayenne pepper; sour cream; mayonnaise; balsamic vinegar
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    • Ingredients: cream cheese; soy sauce; wasabi paste; scallions; cilantro
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    • Ingredients: blue cheese; buttermilk; sour cream; mayonnaise
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    • Ingredients: frozen artichokes; cream cheese; Parmesan cheese; parsley
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    • Ingredients: eggplants; tahini; parsley
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    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Appetizers / starters; Cooking ahead; Middle Eastern; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: roasted red peppers; walnuts; whole wheat crackers; molasses; honey; ground cumin; ground cayenne pepper; parsley
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    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Appetizers / starters; Cooking ahead; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: canned cannellini beans; garlic; rosemary
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    • Categories: Quick / easy; Appetizers / starters; Cooking ahead; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: pita bread; olive oil cooking spray
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    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Appetizers / starters; American South
    • Ingredients: onions; cream cheese; Monterey Jack cheese; mayonnaise; Old Bay seasoning; ground coriander; crabmeat; parsley
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    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Appetizers / starters; Cajun & Creole
    • Ingredients: onions; cream cheese; Monterey Jack cheese; mayonnaise; crabmeat; parsley; green peppers; celery; Cajun seasoning; ground cayenne pepper
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    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Appetizers / starters; Cooking ahead; Mexican; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: tomatoes; jalapeño chiles; red onions; cilantro; lime juice
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    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Quick / easy; Appetizers / starters; Cooking ahead; Mexican; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: corn on the cob; canned black beans; red peppers; tomatoes; jalapeño chiles; scallions; lime juice; cilantro; ground cumin
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    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Quick / easy; Appetizers / starters; Cooking ahead; Mexican; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: corn on the cob; canned black beans; red peppers; tomatoes; jalapeño chiles; scallions; lime juice; cilantro; ground cumin; canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
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    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Quick / easy; Appetizers / starters; Cooking ahead; Mexican; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: tomatillos; jalapeño chiles; cilantro; lime juice
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    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Quick / easy; Appetizers / starters; Cooking ahead; Mexican; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: tomatillos; jalapeño chiles; cilantro; lime juice
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    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Quick / easy; Appetizers / starters; Cooking ahead; Mexican; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: avocados; red onions; cilantro; jalapeño chiles; lime juice; ground cumin
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    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Quick / easy; Appetizers / starters; Cooking ahead; Mexican; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: Monterey Jack cheese; Colby cheese; onions; canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce; canned diced tomatoes with green chiles; evaporated milk
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    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Appetizers / starters; Cooking ahead; Mexican; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: tomatoes; jalapeño chiles; cilantro; scallions; lime juice; canned black beans; chile powder; sour cream; pepper Jack cheese; avocados; red onions; ground cumin
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    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Appetizers / starters; Cooking ahead; Mexican
    • Ingredients: tomatoes; jalapeño chiles; cilantro; scallions; lime juice; canned black beans; chile powder; sour cream; pepper Jack cheese; avocados; red onions; ground cumin; canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce; cooked bacon
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    • Ingredients: fennel seeds; pink peppercorns; thyme; goat cheese
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    • Ingredients: baguette bread
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Notes about this book

  • MEmilyGrey on April 14, 2022

    This is a five-star basic. First cookbook I gave my daughter when she moved out.

Notes about Recipes in this book

  • Cheddar and scallion drop biscuits

    • Rinshin on May 11, 2022

      Perfectly tasty biscuits. Almost as simple as mixing pancakes and easier because these are baked. The texture is light even when cooled and I can taste both cheddar and green onions. Good accompaniment to soups or sliced in half with ham. Photo added.

  • Light and fluffy buttermilk biscuits with Parmesan and black pepper

    • racheljmorgan on July 01, 2022

      Just the right amount of black pepper to be a little spicy. Parm not especially noticeable.

  • Cream biscuits with fresh herbs

    • racheljmorgan on August 16, 2022

      I tried the freezer version of these, and they did not rise at all. The taste was ok, and texture was soft. However, flat biscuits are a disappointment.

  • Bakery-style muffins

    • racheljmorgan on February 20, 2022

      This is kind of like a dream base muffin recipe because these turn out with a good texture every time and they're the perfect size for our big muffin pan. I like the improv element of it. For national muffin day I made ones with almond extract and crystallized ginger in the batter, sprinkled on top with some salted caramel sugar before baking.

  • Lemon-poppy seed muffins

    • racheljmorgan on February 20, 2022

      Made for national muffin day. Great recipe overall for big muffins. They had a perfect texture, weren't too sweet, didn't stick to the pan. I would have liked more lemon flavor though, maybe double the zest or heavy on the glaze next time. Glaze was so much like lemonade syrup I wanted to drink it.

  • Rustic dinner rolls

    • racheljmorgan on April 03, 2022

      Really excellent rolls. I remember the first time I baked them it was nearly 9pm and I set off the fire alarm in my apartment as soon as I opened the oven (because my old electric oven absolutely hated getting to 500F and would smoke a bit). Rolls came out absolutely beautifully, but I've been wary ever since.

  • Anadama bread

    • racheljmorgan on March 28, 2022

      Honestly, this was really great. I had to add a little extra flour, presumably because my cornmeal was very coarse and thus less absorbent. It's a sticky dough, but still workable. On the final rise, I also waited an extra 40 min since my yeast were a bit slow. The flavor was great, lightly sweet with a touch of crunch from the cornmeal. Feels like a cross between a quick bread and a yeast bread in texture. Noticeably drier tasting on day 2.

  • Challah

    • racheljmorgan on March 20, 2022

      This was a bread that came out beautifully. Though the dough appeared not to rise at all in the first step, the yeast awoke after braiding. As far as taste, I kept thinking it needed more salt and was a touch bland. It's definitely suitable for French toasts and sweet applications, but for sandwiches I would try with double the salt or salted on top. It's a bread that has a fabulous look but just average taste.

  • Almost no-knead whole-wheat bread

    • racheljmorgan on May 28, 2022

      Made a half recipe in 3 qt Dutch oven, baked for 32 min total. Yielded only enough for 2 people. Great flavor and texture. Next time I'll just make the full recipe in my 3qt Dutch oven. It was nowhere near capacity. Idk why the recipe would specify a 6qt or larger Dutch oven instead of something more moderate.

  • Peanut butter cookies

    • racheljmorgan on August 13, 2022

      Very versatile, and very delicious. The original is good, but I've tried different things like adding almonds instead of peanuts and putting in cocoa powder or warm spices. The cocoa and smooth peanut butter version of these is a family favorite.

  • Brown sugar cookies

    • racheljmorgan on January 31, 2022

      These have a homey, old-fashioned charm and do indeed taste strongly of brown sugar. Not fussy to put together, either. This is the recipe for people who want a molasses cookie without spices or a strong molasses bite. It's very sweet. The outside is quite crunchy, but inside has some chew. Ideal for fall parties.

  • Molasses spice cookies

    • racheljmorgan on January 17, 2022

      My go to recipe for every occasion. Comes out perfectly chewy and well spiced!

  • Molasses spice cookies with dark rum glaze

    • racheljmorgan on January 17, 2022

      The glaze is far too strong on the rum. I feel thankful that I tried it on one cookie before ruining the whole batch. Fabulous cookie, very bad glaze.

  • Coffee toffee cookies

    • racheljmorgan on March 02, 2022

      Pretty good coffee flavor, not too sweet overall. Texture is somewhere between cakelike and chewy.

  • Cinnamon streusel cookies

    • racheljmorgan on July 01, 2022

      Stays nice and crisp for many days. Essentially a snickerdoodle with pecans.

  • Cornmeal olive oil cookies

    • racheljmorgan on April 03, 2022

      Fast and simple, with nice summery flavors. I don't think the 2nd powdered sugar coating is necessary, preferred these a little less sweet. The rosemary flavor came through pleasantly while the cookies were warm, made me wish I had added a little more. When cooled the day after, I couldn't taste it. The cookies still had some cornmeal grit texture after baking because my meal was coarse.

  • Cream cheese brownies

  • Easy lemon pound cake

    • racheljmorgan on May 01, 2022

      I took this cake out at the earliest indicated time and it still looked and tasted very slightly burned. The flavor is sweet and mildly lemony. Average, not knock your socks off like the chocolate pound cake that follows it in the book.

  • Easy ginger pound cake

    • racheljmorgan on August 08, 2022

      Ginger flavor was somewhat subtle, like a very light spice cake rather than a gingerbread type one. Texture-wise, it's ever so slightly dry. Not sure I'd make again, but it's ok and would pair well with chai style tea. As before, the ATK pound cake is a bit dark on the outside, so I chose to cover in glaze.

  • Classic yellow sheet cake

    • racheljmorgan on February 15, 2022

      Fluffy and delicious. It is, as they say, texturally a cross between chiffon and regular yellow cake.

  • Old-fashioned chocolate layer cake

  • Chocolate frosting

    • racheljmorgan on February 15, 2022

      A rather heavy frosting. I made it with bittersweet chocolate and wished I had gone with milk chocolate instead. Overpowered the yellow cake a little

  • All-butter single-crust pie dough

    • racheljmorgan on March 08, 2022

      Did not have the heft or crispness of my usual butter pie crust (Mark Bittman's in How to Cook Everything). Why is sour cream even in this recipe? For a quiche, I would have preferred a little more salt in the dough, but it was ok. Very middle of the road with a tendency toward breakage.

  • Asian firecracker party mix

    • racheljmorgan on March 23, 2022

      For whatever reason, this tasted better before we cooked it.

  • Guinness beef stew

    • racheljmorgan on April 03, 2022

      I attempted to make a non-alcoholic version of this by subbing in coffee, a splash of vinegar, and a large amount of baking yeast I needed to use up soon. It came out really well, but kind of just a basic good beef stew. My modifications didn't mimic the Guinness flavor as much as I hoped. The meat and potatoes were tender. It's a good candidate for slow cooking, though I enjoyed making it in the oven on a quiet Sunday at home.

  • Sherry-rosemary sauce

    • racheljmorgan on June 16, 2022

      Just a little hint of a rosemary butter sauce, very light. I ended up adding a few things at the end to thicken it and make it more to our tastes.

  • Unstuffed chicken cordon bleu

    • racheljmorgan on January 04, 2022

      I thought it was easy and pretty decent. Husband found this bland, just ok.

  • Thai red beef curry

    • racheljmorgan on June 30, 2022

      Rather mild and sweet. We both felt it needed extra soy sauce and Sriracha, but still enjoyed. The sauce wasn't as thick as I would have liked it to be, and I wish I had seasoned and seared the meat first for a better taste. Next time. Definitely a dish where you need rice to soak up the sauce. Added a little broccoli and bean sprouts, as one can't find snap peas for sale on their own here.

  • Spanish-style skillet rice and chickpeas

  • Grilled beef kebabs with lemon-rosemary marinade

    • racheljmorgan on April 08, 2022

      We often have marinated kebab meat, onions, and bell pepper in the airfryer- so I decided to try this recipe in there instead of grilling. It was 380F for 23min. The marinade was great on the vegetables, especially bell peppers. However, it was just ok with the steak. Maybe we're just not lemon steak people. The rosemary flavor didn't come through. My husband's verdict was interesting but not his favorite. I found it also to be just average, but fun to try.

  • Basic barbecue sauce

    • racheljmorgan on June 05, 2022

      Superb, especially if made with Sriracha ketchup.

  • Shepherd's pie

    • racheljmorgan on March 14, 2022

      Really good, can sub in extra chicken broth for beer. The flavor is still excellent.

  • Easy baked brown rice with Parmesan, lemon, and herbs

  • Fluffy diner-style cheese omelet

    • racheljmorgan on March 26, 2022

      It's a cheese omelet that requires a lot of dishes to be washed later, but it's worth it. Don't even bother with nonstick pans, this used so much butter that it slid out of my cast iron skillet without a spatula! The recipe is my new go-to omelet method, made me feel confident after after a few subpar omelets in the past.

  • Scrambled egg muffins with sausage

    • racheljmorgan on April 07, 2022

      Spare yourself 3 days of pan-soaking and use paper cups. The souffle effect that might be achieved by leaving them in the pan is minimal. These come out alright but they leave a thin baked on residue that is really tough to get off a muffin tin.

  • Quiche Lorraine

    • racheljmorgan on March 07, 2022

      Had to pull it out at 32 min instead of 40/50 min. Definitely already done by that point. Flavor is good but needs a little more salt unless you have salty country bacon. The half and half definitely makes the texture softer. It's more custardy than eggy, really.

  • Asparagus and Gruyère quiche

    • racheljmorgan on May 22, 2022

      The asparagus was extremely bitter. Don't know if it was the bunch itself or the long cooking that caused it.

  • Skillet strata with cheddar and thyme

    • racheljmorgan on March 21, 2022

      This is a mild breakfast casserole that mostly tastes like scrambled eggs with cheese. I think it could do with a bit more salt and a touch of hot sauce. Easy to make and child friendly.

  • Skillet strata with bacon, scallions, and pepper Jack

    • racheljmorgan on January 24, 2022

      A quick and economical breakfast dish. Pepper taste is on the milder side, which I think is appropriate for breakfast.

  • French toast

    • racheljmorgan on April 18, 2022

      This French toast had a lot of crunch and was not noticeably sweet, almost like thick buttered toasts. I imagine it could stand up to a good amount of toppings or syrup without getting soggy. It was enjoyable.

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  • ISBN 10 1936493853
  • ISBN 13 9781936493852
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  • Published Oct 01 2014
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 928
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher America's Test Kitchen
  • Imprint America's Test Kitchen

Publishers Text

A comprehensive A to Z cookbook for anyone looking for an approachable timeless collection of foolproof recipes, cooking techniques, and product ratings from America’s Test Kitchen. The America’s Test Kitchen Family Cookbook, published in 2005, has sold more than 800,000 copies. We’ve completely updated and redesigned this edition, adding more than 1,100 new recipes to 200 best-loved classics from the original book.

The 21 chapters include fresh modern takes on must-have recipes for everything from appetizers and soups to desserts of all kinds. If you want family-friendly recipes for casseroles, burgers, pizza, stovetop mac and cheese, vegetables and breakfast foods, look no further. Looking for new ways to cook chicken breasts, salmon, and pasta? You’ll find them here. More than 1,100 full-color step photographs and 300 recipe photos offer guidance and inspiration; each recipe gives the total time to make it to help you plan, and an illustrated equipment and buying guide features our shopping recommendations. Even if you have the first edition, you’ll want this one, too

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