Sunday, November 27, 2011

Holiday Giveaways: Cook's Illustrated Subscription - Closed

***This giveaway is now closed, and a winner has been chosen.  Thank you to everyone who entered!***

Now that Thanksgiving is over, we are officially in the holiday season! And since I love you guys so much, I thought I'd celebrate by giving away some of my favorite things over the course of the next few weeks.  I'll be giving something new away once a week between now and Christmas, so be sure to check it out every Monday.

I'm kicking things off by giving away a one-year subscription to one of my favorite cooking magazines.  Cook's Illustrated is always one of the first places I look when I'm researching a new recipe.  I love their scientific approach to cooking, and they have never let me down.  I own several of their cookbooks, but I really love receiving the magazine every month as well.  I'll be giving a way a one-year subscription to either the magazine or the website - winner's choice!

To enter, leave a comment telling me what you are most looking forward to cooking this holiday season.  One entry per person.  International residents will only be eligible for the online subscription.  This giveaway is open until Friday, December 2nd at midnight.


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Talar said...

This is fabulous! Well, I can't think of anything in particular that I am looking forward to cooking this holiday season, but I can say this -- I am looking forward to cooking HEALTHIER! After a very (over)indulgent Halloween-to-Thanksgiving season, I am looking forward to getting my family back on the healthy track and cooking and eating that way, too.

Kristine said...

I'm looking forward to making a cherry pie for my beloved!

Becca said...

Cookies!!!

Amy said...

I can't wait to make some fudge. I only make it for the holidays, since it's so crazy indulgent!

Lauren said...

I'm ready for some gingerbread!

Krista said...

Yummmm... Gingerbread...

katie said...

i always look forward to making Cinnamon rolls or an egg dish for brunch on Christmas morning!

fifthfloorkitchen said...

Although it sounds so cliche- cookies! I love making holiday themed one's throughout December!

Emily said...

I am going to make a 6 layer salted caramel chocolate cake for Christmas!! Should be delicious!

Made in Sonoma said...

I love baking Christmas cookies!

Belladatura said...

I'll be cooking a traditional Norwegian porridge, but I think I might try to snag an invite to Emily's. That cake sounds amazing!

Julie said...

I am looking forward to make some wonderful decorated sugar cookies and some Mud Balls, a family favorite!

JessieB said...

I'll be making peanut brittle with my mom like we do every year!

kelseyincleveland said...

I am most looking forward to getting together with my mom and two cousins to do some test batches of the jam I'll be giving as a favor at my wedding in August. It's not exactly holiday food, but it's certainly going to be a fun day!

Amy said...

What a great gift! I am looking forward to baking cookies and am still deciding what ones to choose.

Lisa at Dishes of Mrs. Fish said...

At my school, we are able to pick ornaments off a tree to make Christmas possible for a child at our school. I am looking forward to shopping for the little girl my husband and I chose. We don't have kids, so I'm excited to go shopping for kid's presents together. :)

amanda @ fake ginger said...

I'm looking forward to doing a huge Christmas dinner. I've already started planning the menu!

Melissa said...

I have a new molasses cookie to try and hopefully some good apps for a cocktail party.

cocobock said...

I am currently in Wyoming conducting my PhD dissertation field work and have been since May. Because of this, I missed Thanksgiving with my family. I only have two weeks of data collection left, and when I get home I am making a full on Thanksgiving dinner.

Unknown said...

Baking cookies with my girls...they love it!

Jen A said...

I am excited to bake Christmas cookies!

Tiffany said...

I am looking forward to cooking a big batch of Christmas cookies!

Sherri said...

I am most looking forward to making my favorite pumpkin soup!!

Danielle said...

cranberry chocolate torte.

Cara said...

I can't wait to make some cookie dough truffles! Happy Holidays :)

Miss L said...

I'm excited to make pumpkin cinnamon rolls...again. I'm trying to get the recipe right!

Sara said...

I can't wait to try a candy nougat recipe I just spotted the other day, and the number one cookie I can't wait to make...Mexican Wedding Cakes.
What a great giveaway idea. (hope I win!) :)

Lisa said...

Christmas cookies, but I'm using the opportunity to make macarons. I don't know if those are seasonal at all, but they're my challenge :)

Gloria said...

I'm looking forward to baking my grandma's apple pie recipe and my repertoire of holiday cookies.

Jill (JBean Cuisine) said...

So generous of you and such a great gift.
I cannot wait to make my Memere's French-Canadian Tourtiere with my Mom for Christmas Eve.

lhull said...

My family's iced cut-out cookies, it's a holiday tradition!

Kim said...

I'm looking forward to baking treats for our neighbors with my little girl.

Janene said...

Cinnamon rolls

Marie said...

I am going to try baking cinnamon rolls for the first time. I am picky about my cinnamon rolls so I hope a pick a great recipe

ytsmom said...

I love to make cookies during the holidays. The rest of the year, not so much!

Emma Bee said...

I have a pile of cookie recipes that I want to try!

Marie said...

I really want to make a cheesecake for the first time this holiday season :)

Marie said...

I'm really looking forward to trying a cheesecake recipe for the first time this season :)

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Olga said...

I can't wait to make apple cinnamon pie, with butterfly cutouts for the crust!

Gaby said...

I can't wait to make apple pie! :)

atthepatisserie said...

I am excited to bake this enormous candy cake for the holidays!

modulatetome said...

I'm looking forward to snow!

The Beachside Baker said...

I'm most looking forward to trying new Christmas cookie recipes! I have a few recipes that I make every year, but I get most excited when I try something new!

AB said...

Filet of beef in brioche!

Lindsay @ Peace, Love and French Fries said...

I'm most looking forward to the day after Christmas - all the hustle and bustle is over, and I can relax and enjoy my family!

Emma said...

I love to bake all year round, but even more so during the holidays because there are so many loved ones around, and what better way to express your love than through food? :)

JenHunsaker said...

Cinnamon rolls

Laure said...

Christmas candy...fudge, peanut brittle and almond roca! Every year since I was little with my dad!!

Jarka said...

Anything and everything! My menu is ready :)Cookies, candy, fudge, morning brunch or complicated dinner menu. Yum!

Kristin said...

I am looking forward to baking gingerbread men with our children for the first time! Thank you for the lovely giveaway!

Kim said...

Christmas cookies, of course! :)

R.J. said...

Prime rib and cookies.

Kristin said...

Great giveaway!! I am most looking forward to making cut-out sugar cookies and decorating them with royal icing. So fun!!

branny said...

How generous! I'm looking forward to time off from work and time to play in the kitchen!

Amy said...

I am most looking forward to holiday baking. We will be moving into a new house and my daughter is almost 2 and really enjoying helping me in the kitchen!

Sara said...

I am looking forward to baking Yummy treats!

Nic said...

Soooo looking forward to baking Christmas treats: cookies, candies, you name it!

Morgan said...

I'm looking forward to cooking Christmas dinner for the very first time... can't wait !

Megan said...

I can't wait to start baking Christmas Cookies!

Elizabeth said...

Baking Christmas cookies!!! It's the best!

Trish said...

Making sugar cookies with my 4 year old and 2 year old - as long as I can convince my husband to clean up afterward!

Tara said...

I am looking forward to baking many different types of cookies!

JoAnna said...

peanut brittle

Anne said...

We are heading to the West Coast for Christmas so I'm really looking forward to cooking West Coast sweet potatoes. They're like white sweet potatoes, only my husband thinks they're better. We only get them a few times a year and they're best baked with just some butter, salt and brown sugar.

LOVE Cook's Illustrated! And my subscription just ran out:)

Lauren said...

All kinds of Christmas goodies. My sister and I cook together every year for our friends and family, and we add at least one new recipe each year.

Michael said...

Candy Cane Cookies! I am the only one that likes them, they are annoying to make, but it just isn't Christmas without them!

Katie K. said...

How cool! I'm excited to try out cupcakes in jars this year :)

The Hobgood Five said...

I'm excited to bake a wide variety of Christmas cookies!

Dawn said...

I'm looking forward to spending some time with family-especially those I don't get to see often enough!

Melissa C said...

I'm looking forward to our new take on Christmas, less gifts and more focus on family and friends.

Manders said...

caramel corn

Stacey said...

Peanut Butter Nutella Stuffed Cookies...so good I only allow myself to make them once per year!

shelly8806 said...

I can't wait to bake some Christmas sugar cookies! Love it!

kimt said...

my children call it Christmas crack. it is white chocolate poured over pretzels, nuts,etc...
i make it and freeze it ahead of time.

Connie / Marinating Online said...

I love making tamales at Christmas. Both savory and sweet. It is fun to get the whole family involved. Freeze the tamales and enjoy them all year long.

Anonymous said...

christmas cookies!

Melissa Herrmann @ Kids in the Sink said...

CDhristmas baking!

heather taylor@kidsinthesink said...

time with family

Kim said...

Looking forward to relaxing christmas day in pjs, sipping lattes with family.

Carly said...

Probably looking forward to cookies most!

Jenna M. said...

How wonderful. What a great way to spread holiday cheer! :)

I am looking forward to baking holiday treats (already started), watching Christmas movies, drinking hot cocoa by the fire, and best of all--spending time with my family. Happy Holidays to you!

Anonymous said...

making cookies to send to family they look forward to them every year .
they tell me it's not Christmas untill my cookies arive.

Megan C. said...

Truffles to go in holiday gift baskets...I have a few new recipes I've been looking forward to trying out. :)

E Coleman said...

Baking Christmas Cookies!

Sara said...

There's so much to make, but I most enjoy making Christmas cookies with the kids! (Fudge is a close second!)

warmvanillasugar said...

Even though you said cooking, this holiday season I'm most looking forward to getting my Christmas baking together. Buckeyes are my personal favorite :)

The Home Cook said...

I can't wait to make my family's Christmas meal, especially the beef tenderloin.

Haley said...

Cut out sugar cookies!

Jey said...

Definitely looking forward to making our New Year's Day brunch!

Heather Lynne said...

I'm looking forward to making cookies. I usualaly try 3-5 new cookie recipes at the holidays and some of my favorites have come from this time of yeaar!

Laura K. said...

Definitely cookies and other food gifts!!

AmyI said...

We have a tradition of baking cookies with all the girls in my family. I look forward to that day all year long!

Jen said...

I just want to say thank you for all your cooking posts. I am now staying home after having a baby and I am having a ball trying new recipes. My husband is enjoying them as well. I am looking forward to trying at least one new recipe a week from your site. Tonight is Greek turkey burgers.

amandawk said...

I am looking forward to baking and decorating sugar cookies.
amandarwest atgmaildotcom

Savannah said...

i can't wait to do my cookie baking for my professors! I'll do oatmeal raisin, chocolate chip,and spice cookies.

Jaclyn said...

Looking forward to watching my baby girl open her gifts and experience her first Christmas!

Eva said...

I'm looking forward to making some caramel-filled cookies for an annual cookie swap!

Jess said...

I can't wait to get started on Italian meatball cookies! Loaded with chocolate chips, walnuts, raisins, and more. Mmm.

Jill said...

I'm excited about cooking Christmas cookies! Here's hoping they turn out!

Nicole, RD said...

Great giveaway! I am most looking forward to making Christmas cookies to send to loved ones :)

KNICOLE said...

Baked Brie!!!

Kathryn said...

I'm excited to make brunch for my family on Christmas morning!

Alzbeta said...

I am most looking forward to baking an apple spice cake... or muffins... something along those lines sounds divine :).

Chelai said...

Christmas Dinner, specifically my first turkey

Andi said...

My favorite thing to cook this time of year is sausage dressing. It's my fave corn/white bread dressing with the addition of sausage. What's not to love! We eat it for Thanksgiving AND Christmas.

Becca said...

Being a vegetarian, I'm going to attempt a nut roast for the first time this Christmas!

Nicole said...

Iced sugar cookies and chocolate covered spiced nuts!!

Unknown said...

Toffee! I got hooked on it last year & am dying to start making it again!

Katie said...

Christmas cookies!

Amy :) said...

Cookies!

Icing's On The Cake said...

I'm making braciole! Yum!

ambermarie said...

Sugar cookies!

vanillasugarblog said...

the best part of baking during the holidays is the food gifts I give away to friends & clients. just the look on their faces is priceless.

lisabella said...

Christmas dinner! It's only my second time doing it. :)

Angie R. said...

I am looking forward to making different foods for gifts to my friends!

EsbieGee said...

My mom and I always have 2 big cookie baking days - we make several different kinds to give to friends as gifts!

pearse franklin said...

I look forward to bake -a lot, a lot of cookies. More the better.

Ryan T. said...

I am looking forward to baking lots of sweets--especially my all time Christmas favorite, anise cookies!

Jennifer said...

I'm looking most forward to baking some cookies!

ana said...

I'm looking forward to the seafood feast on Christmas Eve. We get up early to start cooking and baking. Nothing beats time with family in the kitchen.

Rachel said...

I am looking forward to baking cinnamon rolls and pfeffernusse ("pepper nut" cookies) -- two things that are annual Christmas traditions. :)

Catherine VP said...

I am looking forward to cooking a turkey dinner for friends.

CarliJean said...

I am so looking forward to moving back home to Alaska, and spending Christmas Eve with all my dad's family.

mother buzzard said...

Christmas cookies and candy

Paige said...

Cookies! Some tried and true recipes and maybe one or two new ones!

Ms. Maida said...

I just moved into my brand new home with my boyfriend, so for this holiday season, I am very much looking forward to experimenting in my brand new kitchen, with my brand new appliances, and oodles of counter space to play with!

There are so many recipes I want to try, and I can't wait to cook for my boyfriend and my friends this holiday season in my brand new kitchen.

Maggie said...

cinnamon rolls for Christmas morning

Sara Caldwell said...

I am looking foward to making some impressive edible gifts! I need some ideas!

Lauren said...

I love making cookies with my mom!

Michelle said...

Cookies

Jennifer Whitt said...

Truffle -- instead of cookies this year!

Lynn said...

My love of ginger keeps growing more and more, so making real gingerbread cookies (icing decoration and all!) is at the top of my list.

Atlanta, Food and Love said...

I can't wait to make a rack of lamb. It is my first time and I am anxious and excited!

Sweet as Sugar said...

I love christmas treats! I cant wait to bake an assortment of treats and cookies!!!

CaitT said...

I most look forward to hosting Christmas Eve at our condo and having my nieces running around with bells, singing their version of Christmas Carols. Then my husband and I started the tradition of making monkey bread on Christmas morning only :) It's the little things that mean the most to me!

Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie said...

Cookies! All of shapes and sizes and flavors.

Kim said...

I can't wait to make molasses cookies! They are the classic Christmas Eve cookie in my family!

Eating My Way To Thin said...

I will be making cookies, fudge, truffles and anything else that catches my eye as I'm giving baked goods for presents this year!

Christi said...

Duchess Potatoes!

Lisa said...

I'm looking forward to baking a cheesecake for the first time this year!

Lindsay {life and kitchen} said...

I can't wait to make candy!

Krissy said...

I always look forward to cookies :)

MelissaR said...

I am looking forward to making fudge. I only make it once a year and it is my very favorite.

Ashleigh said...

Unoriginal, I know...but I'd have to say baking Christmas cookies. :) Some of my fondest childhood memories include cutting out holiday-shaped sugar cookies and then decorating them in red and green icing with my mom and sister!

Cheryl R said...

Yum, fudge.

Tricia said...

Beef Wellington....I already have the recipe...just not the beef part...have to order and I'm a little fearful.

Kira said...

Cinnamon buns on Christmas morning!

Kristen @ The Little Bitchin Kitchen said...

I Can't wait to try homemade gingerbread cake!

Joanne said...

What a fun giveaway, Josie! I plan on making Italian rainbow cookies...yum!

mrsthorn said...

Cake pops and gingerbread houses with my students!

Brenda J H said...

Making candy, caramels, cashew brittle, mints and toffee.

Tonya said...

I always have a baking day with my mom. My favorites that we make every year are her marshmallow fudge and tea time tassies (basically mini pecan pie cookies.)

M.j. said...

Love making my Hungarian Yeast Torte...yumm....ciao4now64@yahoo.com

Misty said...

i'm looking forward to making holly jollies with my son!

Rachel M. said...

I look forward to baking cookies! Lots and lots of cookies!!

lauren muscarella said...

I'm looking forward to making my banana bread to eat while opening presents on christmas morning!

ljyoung85 said...

I'm looking forward to my annual holiday get together with my college roommates!

ljyoung85 at gmail.com

nicole {sweet peony} said...

i'm most excited about all of my christmas cookies! i absolutely love baking my traditional ones & of course, adding some new ones!

Mrs. McGillis said...

I'm looking forward to making my vanilla bean caramels. Yum!

Stef said...

I had a major pie crust fail this Thanksgiving..so I'm most looking forward to baking with my mom during Christmas and New Years..she's going to show me how to make a pie crust!

Amanda G. said...

I love making your eggnog baked french toast every Christmas. Yummm!

Jill said...

Great giveaway! I am looking forward to making my traditional cookies - with a new recipe or two thrown in for good measure :)

Melanie said...

I learned to make royal icing this year so I am looking forward to making christmas sugar cookies fully decorated for the first time.

Taanya said...

Trying my hand at tamales this year. So excited!

Chrissy said...

Can't wait to make cookies....and lots of soup too!

Helena said...

Hi!!

What a wonderful idea! I think I am most looking forward to cooking the turkey, and baking up a storm:) Can't wait to make sugar cookies, ginger snaps and shortbread!!

New in the kitchen said...

Hi, I enjoy your blog and have used many of your recipes. I look forward to baking different kinds of breads (both savoury and sweet).

Rachael Garcia said...

My new cooking obsession is cheesecake. I would honestly make it ever week for no reason, if my jiggly tummy would tolerate such a thing. Luckily for me, my family also enjoys a good cheesecake, so I'm looking forward to making one to share with them at Xmas!

Sandy said...

I'm looking forward to cooking warm comforting soups and a nice roast beef. I also can't wait to get started on some holiday baking. Cook's Illustrated is awesome and they have really tasted til perfect recipes.

Jessica @Sunny Side Up said...

I look forward to Christmas baking the most, but please don't make me pick my favorite kind of Christmas cookie! :)

Shawndra J said...

I am excited to bake cookies and bread for gift baskets. I also can't wait to bake with eggnog, I am already craving it!

charm said...

I am going to make the sloshed fruitcake I enjoy so much!
And I am hoping to learn how to make proper fudge - candy thermometer and all.

Chelsea said...

I'm taking on pies this year...and cookie assortments for gifts!

Mandy T. said...

Christmas dinner! My husband's family comes over a few days after Christmas to celebrate and I'm looking forward to making that meal... probably since it's the only holiday meal I'm in charge of all year!

Sophie said...

Pie!

CL said...

I am most looking forward to Christmas Cookie Baking with my mom and sisters!

Liz said...

The look on my daughters face when she opens her gifts and finds out we are going to Disney!

Heather said...

I'm looking forward to making Pizafrit on Christmas morning. It's a tradition in our Italian family to make this peasant dish (fried bread dough). This is my first year living with my boyfriend (& being away from family) so I'm excited to initiate him into the morning tradition. Happy Holidays!

Heather @ Find That Warm Fuzzy Feeling

Jenny said...

I'm looking forward to making homemade marshmallows for our hot chocolate and to give as gifts!

Mmmkay said...

I can't wait to learn how to make gumbo with my bf!

Gwyn said...

Holiday fudge!
gwyndill AT gmail DOT com

Tara said...

We spent the Thanksgiving holiday with my hubby's family, so for my 30th birthday (christmas eve) we are making the Thompson Turkey we make every year with my family. Can't wait!!

Bianca @ Sweet Dreaming said...

I'm looking forward to making gingerbread houses and men with my boyfriend!

Whisking Away Wife said...

Lots of holiday homemade candies!

Vicki said...

My three sons will be home for the holidays. Looking forward to making their favorite crab cakes for our Christmas celebration!

Amanda Thompson said...

I can't wait to make Christmas Candy this year ~ toffee, fudge, etc!

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Anonymous said...

We always have family over for Christmas and I always look forward to making the appetizers.

deity2 said...

I can't wait to make my beef tenderloin for Christmas dinner! And, this is such a great magazine.....one of my favorites!

Melanie said...

There are actually two recipes I can't wait to try, a salted caramel sauce and a bread pudding. Yum on both!!

Tracy said...

I can't wait to make peppermint chocolate cake!

June said...

Xmas birthday celebration for my husband--something special which always includes oysters

Mary Laird said...

Most looking forward to being still and enjoying family and friends...And Peppermint Ice Cream :)

Amanda said...

I got an error message the first time so I hope this isn't posting twice!

Anyway, I'm hosting Christmas this year and looking forward to making my mom's famous lasagna :)

Amanda
aesolecki@gmail.com

Lee said...

Making homemade cinnamon rolls...for the first time...for all the people I work with! Keeping my fingers crossed they turn out!

Kate said...

I've never made peppermint bark and have been waiting all year to try it. Somehow it's just not appropriate when the temperature is above 60F!

slepistos said...

Truffles! I've bought the chocolate and cream, and am all set!

thewaytohisheart said...

I'm most excited about making Christmas dinner because it means everyone will be coming to our house to watch my 1.5 year old daughter open presents. While everyone is having fun I get to fill up bellies! I also love this time of year because everyone loves my peppermint bark. I love having someone in the grocery store ask me if I've made a batch yet!

Andrea said...

Every Christmas I host a cookie exchange and I always look forward to Christmas baking...not only for the exchange but for the whole season!

JChapman said...

I look forward to cooking all my families christmas classics and getting in the kitchen with my mom. Favorite to cook is definately truffles!!

Jaclyn said...

I'm most looking forward to eating my Mom's apple pie! OK, maybe I'll even help her bake it :)

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