Cook's Country magazine is dedicated to honest-to-goodness American home cooking, offering quick, easy and satisfying meals that don't take hours to put on the table. Every recipe we publish has been tested and retested 20, 30, sometimes 50 times until we come up with a recipe that will work the first time and every time you make it. And each issue of Cook's Country is 100% ADVERTISING FREE, so you get unbiased and objective information on every page.
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Made in AMERICA • To learn the secrets to perfecting the iconic Cuban sandwich, we went straight to its birthplace: Tampa, Florida.
Meanwhile, Back in the Test Kitchen
CUBAN SANDWICHES • A great sandwich is built on great parts. This Florida original is no exception.
Garlic Steaks • Garlic goes on the steaks before, during, and after cooking. We’re not messing around here.
Pork Stroganoff • We love the traditional version of this soothing, creamy dish. But we hate the price tag.
Italian Meatloaf • All the soulful flavor of Sunday supper with none of the fuss—meatloaf just got a whole lot more interesting.
Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower • Are your roasted vegetables in need of a boost? Parm to the rescue.
Napa Cabbage Salad • Crisp, refreshing napa cabbage is the flavorful salad green you never knew you loved.
Sister Act • Erika Johnson and Krisztina Ponti carry on their family legacy by serving the foods of their Hungarian homeland.
Chicken Paprikash • Paprika gets its time in the spotlight in this rich, comforting dish.
No-Fail Dark Chocolate Mousse • Fluffy. Rich. And… easy?
Food Processors • One motor, many tasks: A good food processor is incredibly versatile and can save you loads of time and effort in the kitchen—if you know how to get the most out of it.
Fully Loaded Twice-Baked Potatoes • The elusive goal: crisp, sturdy skins.
Soy Sauce Chicken Wings • One test cook shares her family’s savory, sticky, slightly sweet wings with a wider audience.
French Onion Soup • Crunchy croutons, melty cheese, and savory soup all in one bite. But is there a faster way to French-onion bliss?
Carrot Snack Cake • With our recipe, carrot cake is easier, faster, and tastier than ever.
Searching for the Best Big Spatula
Fresh Hand-Rolled Pasta • Rolling out pasta by hand is fun—and it produces beautifully tender, tasty noodles every time.
Ten Steps to Fresh Pasta
Spiced Chicken Kebabs Dinner • We used the oven (and broiler) to make a spiced chicken and vegetable dinner that tastes like it just came off the grill.
Chicken Marbella • The slow cooker can muddy things up. We wanted something brighter.
Sausage Strata for Two • Can’t decide between French toast or sausage and eggs? You don’t have to!
Bacon Jam • Do you like bacon? Then this sweet-savory spread will be your jam.
Tasting Cornmeal • Our favorite product produced a tender cornbread with a pleasant flavor.
Countertop Vacuum Sealers • If you regularly buy or prepare food in bulk, this appliance can save you time and money—but only if it’s easy to use.
Pizza Dip • This dip is creamy, savory, and hot—just perfect for a movie night or game day. It smells too good to resist, but don’t skip the cooling time. Right out of the oven, the dip is hot enough to burn your tongue.
FIND THE ROOSTER!
Kahlúa Cheesecake • Coffee, cheesecake, and chocolate cake come together in a dessert that’s sure to hit the bull’s-eye.