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.
INSIDE THE TEST KITCHEN
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
KEEP THE COLD-WEATHER WOES AT BAY
AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN®
QUICK BITES: • TEST KITCHEN TIPS, RECS, AND OTHER TIDBITS TO CHEW ON
THE WORLD OF BUBBLY WINES • They all sparkle. But what sets each one apart?
TESTING SODA MAKERS
Rollies Mexican Patio • A Tucson original with his own spin.
Roasted Cornish Hens • These tiny, tasty birds are elegant and—with our failproof method—simple and easy to cook.
Ossobuco in Bianco • This hallmark Milanese veal braise revisits its humble roots.
Easy Risotto alla Milanese • Saffron lends its beautiful color and unmistakable flavor and fragrance to this simple risotto.
Pickle-Brined Fried Chicken Sandwiches • How do you get bold pickle flavor deep inside your fried chicken?
Spaghetti with Fresh Clams • We show you how to prepare silky shellfish pasta that sings with the briny, clean flavor of the sea.
LOSE THE GRIT
Habichuelas Guisadas con Calabaza (Stewed Red Beans with Calabaza) • Stewed red kidney beans served atop salt pork–studded rice tells a rich history of one of Puerto Rico’s most comforting dishes.
Lemony Penne with Salmon and Fennel
Italian Sausages with Farro and Kale Pilaf
Pomegranate Chicken with Baharat Sweet Potatoes
Steak, Potatoes, and Broccolini with Scallion Sauce
Mushroom Taleggio Pizza
Ribollita (Tuscan-Style Vegetable and Bread Soup)
Cannoli Dip • Just as delicious as traditional cannoli—but a lot more fun.
GETTING TO KNOW Vinaigrette • Oil and vinegar don’t mix … unless you employ a bit of culinary knowledge and technique.
Indoor Barbecued Ribs • Smoky, succulent “barbecued” ribs from the convenience of your kitchen.
Smoke in a Bottle
Southern-Style Baby Lima Beans • These brothy beans are hearty, homey, and comforting.
Are Baby Lima Beans and Butter Beans the Same Thing?
Torn Potato Salad • A fresh approach to a familiar dish.
Braised Chicken and Lentils • This stewy dish of spiced chicken and lentils is incredibly satisfying.
Green Lentils Versus Lentilles du Puy
Simple, Silky Swiss Chard • Chard so tender it melts in your mouth.
Mini Chocoflanes • Impress your special someone by making the impossible possible.
How the Magic Happens
Quick Yeasted Waffles • You don’t need hours to reap the benef its of yeast in these waffles.
HOW TO MAKE QUICK YEASTED WAFFLES
Sichuan-Style Peanuts • This next-level spicy, crunchy snack is easy to make and hard to resist.
Air-Fryer Jalapeño Poppers • Stuff, wrap, and pop into the air fryer—three simple steps to this crowd-pleasing party snack.
Filets Mignons and Asparagus for Two • Filet mignon is already elegant. A few choice accompaniments take it even further into special-occasion territory.
One-Pan Fish and Vegetable Escabeche • Vegetables marinated in oil and vinegar transform pieces of white fish into something special.
The Best All-Purpose Whisk • Does our longtime...