I'm a Cook's Illustrated/America's Test Kitchen/Cook's Country fan. I've just gotten too many priceless tips from them.
Start pork chops in a cold pan and the result will be the juiciest chops you've had.
Brine your red beans instead of just soaking them - the skins will be softer and the beans are ready sooner.
Recipe for Blackout Cake that will make you forget McKenzie's - best cake I ever had, period.
Their pricing structure on their websites bugs me for sure, and Chris Kimball can be an oddball, but overall, I like the products.
This post was edited on 5/6 at 5:41 pm