The Complete Cook's Country TV Show Cookbook (2017), 10th Anniversary Edition: Every Recipe and Every Review From All Ten Seasons by America's Test Kitchen

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  • Sweet and sour sauce

    • twoyolks on October 24, 2012

      I used apricot jam in place of the apple jelly. I think apple jelly would be superior to the apricot jam. Because of the sweetness of the jam, I needed to add additional white vinegar.

  • Crunchy potato wedges

    • twoyolks on March 24, 2013

      The crust for these is very reminiscent of fried chicken.

  • Crispy potato tots

    • twoyolks on October 24, 2012

      These turn out very reminiscent of the hash browns from McDonald's.

  • Authentic beef enchiladas

    • twoyolks on June 27, 2013

      Instead of simply braising the beef, I pressure cooked it at high pressure for 50 minutes. I also made sure to season the meat after it had been cooked. I only ended up with 10 enchiladas instead of 12.

  • California barbecued tri-tip

    • twoyolks on May 18, 2013

      I cooked the beef in a marinade sous vide. Then chilled it and cooked it on the grill. Because it was a thinner piece, it ended up overcooked. It did have good flavor but would be better only cooked on the grill.

  • Wood-grilled salmon

    • twoyolks on May 28, 2013

      The salmon became much too smokey.

  • Crispy baked potato fans

    • chawkins on January 10, 2014

      Impressive looking baked hasselback potatoes and pretty tasty to boot. Seemed like a lot of work but was actually quite simple. I was pretty liberal with the olive oil when brushing it on the potatoes, but somehow the potatoes did not seem to be able to soak it all up, there were little puddles left on the pan, so will use less oil next time.

  • Morning glory muffins

    • chawkins on March 17, 2013

      They are good muffins but not sure if they are worth all that work. Coconut and walnuts need to be toasted and then processed to a fine powder in the processor, pineapple and shredded apple need to be strained and resulting juice cooked down and cooled before everything is combined.

  • Amish potato salad

    • Rinshin on April 14, 2014

      Simple and tasty. The balance between tart and sweet is spot on. The inclusion of sour cream tempers the sweet/tart flavor perfectly. Having lived in the Amish area in during my teen years, I have many fond memories of food from the area and this one reminded me of those simpler times. I know they were going for the traditional taste, but I wish they added green onion as a topping for color and taste. Otherwise, I plan to repeat this recipe with just minor changes.

  • Cincinnati chili

    • Rinshin on May 18, 2015

      Was intrigued by this recipe after watching the show. Never lived in Midwest so never heard of this unique American style of combing chili and pasta. Loved it. I made it Chili 5 ways.

  • Huli huli chicken

    • Rinshin on September 18, 2020

      The last time I made this I had to oven bake due to weather and this time cooked on grill outside. Sticky and delicious with that Hawaiian taste coming through from pineapple juice. Again reduced the garlic chile sauce and it was plenty spicy for us. Brined for 6 hours and that was perfect. Served with Hawaiian macaroni salad and Japanese style cabbage, pak choi, and corned beef saute. Photo added.

  • Glazed meatloaf

    • sarahawker on March 09, 2021

      Simple, tastes like a throw-back to 1970's classic meatloaves. The glaze being applied in multiple steps seems a bit fussy but it's not a ton of extra work. We did have a lot of extra glaze leftover that I'll be looking for ways to use.

  • Beer-battered onion rings

    • damazinah on March 26, 2016

      Very good, batter cooks up light & crispy.

  • Cat head biscuits

    • damazinah on January 17, 2016

      Really good biscuit, easy to make, and as the recipe warns, they're huge - definitely as big as a cat's head!

  • Italian cream cake

    • Piebaker on November 27, 2016

      An excellent, attractive cake. Will make again. Light and very flavorful. Awesome icing. Four and a half stars because the coconut flavor is too subtle. Cream of coconut in the frosting is overpowered by the cream cheese. In the cake, ground toasted coconut adds depth of flavor, but is overshadowed by the pecans. Frosting: instructions call for creaming the butter and confectioners' sugar, adding cream of coconut and then chunks of cream cheese. Even with softened cream cheese, some small lumps remained after the required mixing time. Next time I will remove the butter-sugar mixture from the bowl, add the cream cheese and beat smooth, then add the butter-sugar mixture in gradually. If you have access, it is worth watching the video to see how they assemble and frost the cake. Pecans: I chopped the pecans more finely for the cake than the ones pressed on the outside of the frosted cake and was pleased with the results. Fresh pecans are a must, I got mine by mail order.

  • Hot fudge pudding cake

    • Partyof7 on February 16, 2021

      Delicious. So quick and easy to have ready for right after dinner. Fabulous with vanilla ice cream!

  • Baked manicotti with meat sauce

    • hbakke on October 13, 2019

      Fantastic meal. This makes a ton of sauce. It spilled over a bit in the oven because the dish was so full. I would make this again with more garlic and at least double the amount of red pepper flake in the sauce. The recipe describes the sauce as "spicy" from the pepperoni addition, but it was not spicy in the slightest. Don't forget to season the meat sauce before putting it in the baking dish. I nearly did that.

  • Chicken chow mein

    • hbakke on November 24, 2019

      I left out the mushrooms and sprouts and used a thicker yakisoba noodle, but this turned out well. The chicken prep was kind of strange and I'm not sure it made that big of a difference. I would make this again with additional celery and carrots.

  • Cider-braised pork roast

    • Shewi128 on January 10, 2020

      Literally one of the most perfect pork roasts I've ever eaten.

  • Baked apple dumplings

    • Shewi128 on October 12, 2021

      Worth the tedious nature of measuring out the dough. Really delicious!

  • Brown soda bread

    • Shewi128 on January 10, 2020

      Tastes like a giant bland pancake.

  • Easy chicken tacos

    • Shewi128 on January 10, 2020

      The chipotle was overpowering, and I overall did not like the combo with the orange.

    • taste24 on June 18, 2020

      These chicken tacos are DELICIOUS. One of my regular rotations. I like to double the sauce, so it makes the chicken extra flavorful and moist. Side note: I do not like cilantro, so don't include it.

  • Whipped potatoes

    • Shewi128 on January 10, 2020

      Easy and delicious. Makes a HUGE portion

  • Syracuse salt potatoes

    • Shewi128 on January 10, 2020

      Easy and delicious, but obviously on the salty side.

  • Classic tomato soup

    • taste24 on December 15, 2020

      This is my favorite tomato soup recipe. The baking soda is ingenious... excellent recipe.

  • Spicy cheese bread

    • taste24 on December 15, 2020

      LOVE this bread... it's a process, but fun to make. It is a take on the Spicy Cheese Bread from Stella's Bakery in Madison, WI.

  • Ranch potato salad

    • taste24 on July 09, 2020

      Absolutely loved this. Not too difficult to make. I subbed parsley for the cilantro and added 1 extra clove of garlic. The dijon & vinegar mixture that gets mixed with the cooked potatoes before cooling is sharp after you taste the finished product, but it's not a bad thing. The salad paired perfectly with the grease and cheese of grilled cheeseburgers.

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  • ISBN 10 1940352932
  • ISBN 13 9781940352930
  • Published Aug 29 2017
  • Format Paperback
  • Page Count 704
  • Language English
  • Edition 10th Anniversary edition
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Cook's Country

Publishers Text

The Complete Cook's Country TV Show Cookbook captures all ten seasons of the show into one colorful volume that's like a treasured recipe box brought to life. This special anniversary edition debuts the show's new cast and features an all-new design with plenty of fun behind-the-scenes photography

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